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Military-Extension Webinar:
Resources for Extension Faculty
11 October 2011
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
Overview
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Background and Context
Current Federal Partnerships
eXtension Initiatives
Tips and Resources for the Field
Background and Context
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
The NIFA Extension
Military Partnership
Memo Of Understanding
DoD
USDA NIFA
ISSAs
Air
Force
Army
Cooperative
Extension
Land Grant
University
System
Navy &
Marines
MILITARY/EXTENSION
PARTNERSHIP
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OFFICE OF MILITARY COMMUNITY &
FAMILY POLICY
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
FOOD & AGRICULTURE
LEAD INSTITUTIONS
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
(OVERALL LEADERSHIP,
SUB AWARDS*** &
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM)
WASHINGTON STATE
UNIVERSITY
(COMMUNICATIONS)
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
(UNIVERSITY PASSPORT PROGRAM &
CHILD/YOUTH DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT)
GEORGE WASHINGTON
UNIVERSITY
(SECOND LANGUAGE AND
CULTURE EXPOSURE )
NORTH CAROLINA
STATE UNIVERSITY
(PROJECT Y.E.S)
UNIVERSITY OF
ARIZONA
(MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
PARTNERSHIPS &
MILITARY FAMILY
READINESS SYSTEM)
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
(EFMP BENCHMARK
STUDY)
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
(CHILD DEVELOPMENT
LAB SCHOOL, AUTISM
SUPPORT REVIEW)
UNIVERSITY OF
NEBRASKA
(CHILD CARE TRAINING
& TECH ASSISTANCE)
WEST VIRGINIA
UNIVERSITY
(MEDICAID PROJECT)
eXtension
(ONLINE RESOURCES
& TRAINING)
PENNSYLVANIA STATE
UNIVERSITY
(CLEARINGHOUSE FOR MILITARY
FAMILY READINESS)
Two New RFAs
(Family Readiness Metrics &
Adventure Camps
*** 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
4-H Military Partnership
Army Child Youth & School
Services
NIFA – Children, Youth &
Families at Risk
Air Force Airmen & Family
Services
Navy Child & Youth Programs
USDA - National Institute of Food &
Agriculture
4-H/Army Youth Development
Project
4-H Air Force Partnership
4-H Navy Partnership
Auburn University
Kansas State
University
Kansas State
University
Washington State University
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
Virginia Tech
Kansas State University
DoD Child Youth
Deployment Support
Kansas State
University
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.
Military Family and Consumer Science Initiatives
Army Installation
Management
Command
Air Force
Mental
Health
Division
Future
Opportunities
Army
Installations:
Fort Bliss, Fort
Hood, Fort Riley,
Fort Sam
Houston
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)
Military Families
Learning Network
Military Families
Learning Network
Military Families
Learning Network
Military Families
Learning Network
Military Families
Learning Network
Military Families
Learning Network
•Increase your network literacy
•Engage with new audiences
•Focus on engagement rather than content
Tips and Resources
for Getting Involved
Research
Teaching
Extension
Research
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#Tenant
• Prevalence of veterans?
• When doing community needs assessments
consider the needs of local military leaders,
veterans, and military families.
Research that is already happening…
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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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www.nifa.usda.gov/military
http://bit.ly/MilFamMap
Stay current
• eXtension
– http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies
http://www.extension.org/militaryfamilies
• Purdue’s Military Family Research Institute
• Defense Centers of Excellence
– http://www.realwarriors.net/
– http://www.dcoe.health.mil/ForHealthPros.aspx
• DoD Personnel and Readiness
– Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP) eMagazine
– Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy
– Warrior Care Blog
• Stop Loss pay deadline
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, [email protected]
• Dr. Renee McKee, [email protected]
Teaching
Scans
• Nebraska
– http://www.slideshare.net/milfamln/environ
mental-scan
• eXtension
– http://collaborate.extension.org/mediawiki/fi
les/8/8d/ESCanReportMay2011.pdf
– http://bit.ly/MFEScan
Educate
• State 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.
Share your experiences
• What are you doing?
• What is working?
Brent Elrod
National Program Leader
Military and Veteran's Programs
[email protected]
http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies
Extension
Where to start…
• Purdue’s Military Family Research Institute
– http://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.
• Citizen Soldier Support Program
– http://citizensoldiersupport.org/
www.citizensoldiersupport.org
Connect
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MilitaryOneSource
National Guard Bureau
Psychological Health and Brain Injury
DoVA Caregiver program
TurboTAP.org
National Resource Directory
Family Assistance Centers
State examples - Utah
• Programs on and off base
• Utah Military Family Support 360
• Commission on Marriage gives out
“Valorous Military” marriage awards
• Military Deployment Needs Assessment &
Technologically assisted psychotherapeutic
intervention
• Serving Utah’s Returning Veterans: The
Parade is Not Enough
State examples - Indiana
• Purdue’s Military Family Research
Institute
– Grants
• Passport Towards Success
• Our Heroes' Tree
Who is ready to partner…
• White House: Joining Forces
• Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
• Each state has a 4-H Military Liaison
Non-governmental organizations
(NGOs)
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American Legion
United Services Organization (USO)
Wounded Warrior Project
Farmer Veterans Coalition
Swords to Plowshares
Helmets to Hardhats
Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots
NGOs continued
• National Military Family Association
– Finding Common Ground: A Toolkit for
Communities Supporting Military Families
– Military Kids Toolkit, Military Teens Toolkit
• Zero to Three: Coming Together Around
Military Families
• Easter Seals: Military & Veterans
Services
Join the discussion
Military Families Learning Network
http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies
http://www.facebook.com/MilitaryFamilies
http://twitter.com/#!/milfamLN
http://www.extension.org/militaryfamilies
Joining Forces
http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces/
Brent Elrod
[email protected]
www.nifa.usda.gov/military
202.690.3468
Questions?

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