Presentation on theme: "Benefits of the Oklahoma OMK Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Benefits of the Oklahoma OMK Program A Delphi StudyHillary SiegfriedOMK Graduate StudentOklahoma State University
2 Purpose of the StudyDetermine the parents’ perception of the overall benefits of the Oklahoma OMK ProgramThe Delphi technique is designed as a group communication process….”two heads are better than one” (Dalkey, 1969)
3 What?Panel of experts included twenty-five Oklahoma military parents who had a child or children involved in OMK activities.All branches of services were represented.Three rounds of questionnaires, based upon an open ended question: “how has the Oklahoma OMK program been beneficial to your child/children?”
13 So What? Gained self-confidence “They have made Great strides in self-confidence…I can’t thank OMK enough”
14 Speak Out? I can do that! Now, that’s self-confidence!
15 So What? Met other military kids going through similar experiences “has broadened their exposure to the outside”
16 4-H OMK/NG Kids Kamp (record breaking heat, by the way)
17 So What? Not alone in the deployment process. Became more independent. Something fun to do while loved one was far away.Made new friends understood what they were going through.Gained self-confidence.Met other military kids going through similar experience.
18 Now What? The work continues….. Improve leadership skillsMore exposure to the real life worldHelp them cope during deploymentImprove communication skillsHelp them express themselvesReceive support from peers
20 Dr. Jeff Sallee 4-H Youth Development Specialist Military Liaison Dr Dr. Jeff Sallee 4-H Youth Development Specialist Military Liaison Dr. Pat McNally 4-H Youth Development Assistant Specialist Coordinator, OMK