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1 Military-Extension Webinar: Resources for Extension Faculty 11 October 2011

2 Presenters Brian Higginbotham, USDA NIFA Visiting Scholar, State Family Life Specialist, Utah State University Extension Brent Elrod, National Program Leader Military and Veteran’s Programs, Acting Division Director - Family and Consumer Sciences, USDA NIFA Kyle Kostelecky, National Project Leader, Military Families Partnership, eXtension Initiative Anne Adrian, Social Media Strategist, Military Families Partnership, eXtension Initiative

3 Overview Background and Context Current Federal Partnerships eXtension Initiatives Tips and Resources for the Field

4 Background and Context

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6 How the Partnership Grew 1987 – Navy partners with CES Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs 1990s – Army, Air Force & Marines partner with multiple LGUs and FCS programs 1995 – 4-H/Army Youth Development Project 2009 – USDA NIFA and DoD Extension Military Partnership 2010 – Army Wounded and Fallen Initiatives 2011 – AF Psychological Health/TBI Research Initiative

7 The NIFA Extension Military Partnership DoD Air Force Navy & Marines Army USDA NIFA Land Grant University System Cooperative Extension ISSAs Memo Of Understanding

8 MILITARY/EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFICE OF MILITARY COMMUNITY & FAMILY POLICY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE LEAD INSTITUTIONS PURDUE UNIVERSITY (OVERALL LEADERSHIP, SUB AWARDS*** & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM) WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (COMMUNICATIONS) NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (PROJECT Y.E.S) OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY (CHILD DEVELOPMENT LAB SCHOOL, AUTISM SUPPORT REVIEW) eXtension (ONLINE RESOURCES & TRAINING) UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA (CHILD CARE TRAINING & TECH ASSISTANCE) KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (UNIVERSITY PASSPORT PROGRAM & CHILD/YOUTH DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT) UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PARTNERSHIPS & MILITARY FAMILY READINESS SYSTEM) PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CLEARINGHOUSE FOR MILITARY FAMILY READINESS) CORNELL UNIVERSITY (EFMP BENCHMARK STUDY) Two New RFAs (Family Readiness Metrics & Adventure Camps WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (MEDICAID PROJECT) *** SUB-AWARDS THROUGH PURDUE UNIVERSITY INCLUDE PROJECTS FOCUSED ON ADVENTURE CAMPS (11 STATES AND GERMANY), FITNESS, NUTRITION, GARDENING, OUT OF SCHOOL, WORK LIFE SKILLS, PROGRAM EVALUATION, AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (SECOND LANGUAGE AND CULTURE EXPOSURE )

9 4-H Military Partnership Army Child Youth & School Services Air Force Airmen & Family Services Navy Child & Youth Programs 4-H Air Force Partnership Auburn University Washington State University University of Georgia University of Maryland Virginia Tech USDA - National Institute of Food & Agriculture NIFA – Children, Youth & Families at Risk 4-H/Army Youth Development Project Kansas State University 4-H Navy Partnership Kansas State University KSU serves as the overall lead University in the 4-H Military Partnerships. KSU awarding funding to 52 State LGU’s that provide direct programming and support for military children/youth through the Military 4-H Clubs and Operation: Military Kids grants. Military 4-H Club Grants: Funding for these grants is provided by Army, Navy, Air Force and NIFA (CYFAR). These grants serve to establish 4-H clubs on military installations worldwide and provide 4-H opportunities to geographically dispersed military children/youth. In 2010, 47 states, DC & Guam applied for and received grants. Operation: Military Kids Grants: OMK grants are funded by Army and serve all military children/youth who experience a loved one being deployed. These grants focus on building local support networks where these families live. In 2010, 49 states and DC applied for OMK grants. DoD Child Youth Deployment Support Kansas State University

10 Military Family and Consumer Science Initiatives USDA - National Institute of Food & Agriculture Cornell University Army Family Advocacy Program (Army Wide) Army Evidence-based Practices (Army Wide) Exceptional Family Member Program Benchmark Study (Department of Defense) K-State Extension Air Force Family Advocacy Training Support and Research Project (Air Force wide) AF Traumatic Brain Injury Research (AF wide) Military Life Skills Education Program (Ft. Riley, Kansas) Texas AgriLife Extension Military Life Skills Education Program (Ft. Bliss) Military Life Skills Education (Ft. Hood) Substance Abuse Prevention (Ft. Sam Houston) Warriors in Transition (Army Wide) University of Georgia Survivor Outreach Services (Army Wide) Army Installation Management Command Air Force Mental Health Division Future Opportunities Army Installations: Fort Bliss, Fort Hood, Fort Riley, Fort Sam Houston

11 Military Families Learning Network

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16 Increase your network literacy Engage with new audiences Focus on engagement rather than content

17 Tips and Resources for Getting Involved Research Teaching Extension

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19 Know your community Do you have military installations or National Guard or Reserve components in your county or surrounding region? Approximately 65 to 70 percent of Service members live in off-post housing. –http://www.acq.osd.mil/housing/faqs.htm#Tenanthttp://www.acq.osd.mil/housing/faqs.htm#Tenant Prevalence of veterans? When doing community needs assessments consider the needs of local military leaders, veterans, and military families.

20 Research that is already happening… Implementation and outcome evaluation studies Family Maltreatment Research Family Advocacy Program New Parent Support Program Substance Abuse Program Financial Readiness Program Exceptional Family Member Program Mobilization and Deployment Relocation Assistance Program Employment Readiness Program Army Family Action Program Warriors in Transition (Caregiver Assessments) Survivor Outreach Services

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22 Stay current eXtension –http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies Purdue’s Military Family Research Institute Military Family Research Institute Defense Centers of Excellence –http://www.realwarriors.net/http://www.realwarriors.net/ –http://www.dcoe.health.mil/ForHealthPros.aspxhttp://www.dcoe.health.mil/ForHealthPros.aspx DoD Personnel and Readiness –Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP) eMagazineeMagazine –Wounded Warrior Care and Transition PolicyWounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy –Warrior Care BlogWarrior Care Blog Stop Loss pay deadline

23 Apply Recently funded: –Military Family Readiness System (MFRS) –Second Language and Culture Exposure for Children and Youth (SLCECY) New opportunities: –Family Readiness Metrics –Military-Extension Adventure Camps Paul Horngren, Dr. Renee McKee,

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25 Scans Nebraska –http://www.slideshare.net/milfamln/environ mental-scanhttp://www.slideshare.net/milfamln/environ mental-scan eXtension –http://collaborate.extension.org/mediawiki/fi les/8/8d/ESCanReportMay2011.pdfhttp://collaborate.extension.org/mediawiki/fi les/8/8d/ESCanReportMay2011.pdf –http://bit.ly/MFEScanhttp://bit.ly/MFEScan

26 Educate State and Territorial Support for Members of the Military and Their FamiliesState and Territorial Support for Members of the Military and Their Families –National Governors Association GI Bill –May be used for on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and non-college degree programs.

27 Share your experiences What are you doing? What is working? Brent Elrod National Program Leader Military and Veteran's Programs

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29 Where to start… Purdue’s Military Family Research Institute –http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/mfrihttp://www.cfs.purdue.edu/mfri –How to Help Series seeks to equip geographical communities and “communities of affiliation” to better serve and interact with service members and their families.How to Help Series Citizen Soldier Support Program –http://citizensoldiersupport.org/http://citizensoldiersupport.org/

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31 Connect MilitaryOneSource National Guard Bureau Psychological Health and Brain Injury DoVA Caregiver program TurboTAP.org National Resource Directory Family Assistance Centers

32 State examples - Utah Programs on and off base Utah Military Family Support 360 Commission on Marriage gives out “Valorous Military” marriage awardsCommission on Marriage Military Deployment Needs Assessment & Technologically assisted psychotherapeutic interventionMilitary Deployment Needs Assessment Technologically assisted psychotherapeutic intervention Serving Utah’s Returning Veterans: The Parade is Not Enough

33 State examples - Indiana Purdue’s Military Family Research InstituteMilitary Family Research Institute –GrantsGrants Passport Towards Success Our Heroes' Tree

34 Who is ready to partner… White House: Joining ForcesJoining Forces Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Each state has a 4-H Military Liaison4-H Military Liaison

35 Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) American Legion United Services Organization (USO) Wounded Warrior Project Farmer Veterans Coalition Swords to Plowshares Helmets to Hardhats Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots

36 NGOs continued National Military Family Association –Finding Common Ground: A Toolkit for Communities Supporting Military FamiliesFinding Common Ground: A Toolkit for Communities Supporting Military Families –Military Kids Toolkit, Military Teens ToolkitMilitary Kids ToolkitMilitary Teens Toolkit Zero to Three: Coming Together Around Military FamiliesComing Together Around Military Families Easter Seals: Military & Veterans ServicesMilitary & Veterans Services

37 Join the discussion Military Families Learning Network Joining Forces Brent Elrod

38 Questions?


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