Distinguish between the communication skills of “I messages”, Assertive, and Aikido and the types of situations they are best used in.
Identify caregiver situations where professionals could use one of the communication styles.
Prepare to use one of the communication skills.
For more information on Thursday’s webinar visit the eXtension website here. Event materials, like the presentation slides and handouts are available within the eXtension Learn site.
The Military Caregiving concentration has applied for 1.00 continuing education credit hour from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Credentialed participants may contact email@example.com for more information.
Permanent changes of station (PCS) make moves frequent for military families. The complexity of buying and selling a home is compounded by deployments, one-earner incomes, and the slow-to-rebound housing market. In fact, the 2012 FINRA Military Capability Study found 38% of military families have mortgages that are underwater. So how do military families ease the burden of buying and selling a home? Fortunately, many programs are in place to assist service members and their families with this process.
The Service Member’s Civil Relief Act protects active duty service members and their families from foreclosure, termination of leases, and eviction. In the event a service member has been a victim of a wrongful foreclosure that violates the terms of the Service Member’s Civil Relief Act, they should take legal action.
On April 15, Dr. Barbara O’Neill and Personal Finance Manager Barbara Lang will present Military Home Buying & Selling, a 90-minute webinar that will discuss these and many other home buying and selling options available to service members. This session will be worth 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed participants.
To join this session, click here. Here, you’ll also find supporting resources, the PowerPoint Slides, information about the speakers, and connection information.
NEW RESOURCE–The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Rural Health (ORH) is now providing on-demand education credit, thanks to MyVeHU Campus. MyVeHU Campus provides ten interactive broadcasts that focus on rural health, including two that may be of interest to caregivers and professionals entitled, Chronic Management: Meeting the Challenge in Rural Settings and Caregiver Resources for Aging Rural Veterans. These programs focus on getting your veteran the help they need in rural settings, whether it be pain relief or helping with older veterans in areas without up-to-date technology.
In addition to Chronic Pain and Caregiver Resources trainings, professionals can find rural health specific content on:
Post Deployment Care Integration for Rural OEF/OIF/OND Combat Veterans
Facilitating Co-Managed Care for the Rural Veteran
Rural Community Collaborations and Veteran Outreach
Cultural Competence and Caring for the Rural Veteran
An Introduction to the VHA Office of Rural Health (ORH)
RHPI: CBOC Operations and Issues
The Rural CBOC PACT Implementation Experience
Rural and Veteran Culture – Times of Change Forum
Accessing MyVeHU If you are new to MyVeHUV Campus, you will need to enroll before accessing any training. You can find step-by-step instructions on how to access the system by clicking here.
Since March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Military Caregiving concentration team will be hosting a free, one-hour professional development webinar on the many issues family members face living with a veteran or service member with TBI.
Dr. Elliott will identify potential problems such as movement, visual impairments, fatigue, memory loss, lack of attention and many more, due to wounded warriors who have experienced TBI. Dr. Elliott will also offer military professionals and families strategies and solutions to these problems so they may begin the journey to ‘creating a new normal.’
No registration is required to join the web conference, simply go to A Family Member’s Guide to Coping with TBI to find connection information and related resources. If you are not on an installation, you may need to install security certificates or use one of the other connection methods.
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TheMany Faces of Stress for Military Family Caregivers course was designed as a free online course to help family members better understand the multiple ways that providing care for their service member can be stressful and guide caregivers to resources that can help alleviate stress.
The course introduces and explains the concept of identity discrepancy in a way that caregivers can easily understand. Identity discrepancy is an incongruence or misfit between the responsibilities and tasks that a caregiver has assumed and his or her personal expectations regarding care responsibilities.
While many people tend to believe that specific care tasks are the cause of stress for caregivers, identity discrepancy is often the major source of distress and it can lead to multiple types of caregiver stress. Using a story about Marie and Tony, fictional characters with a realistic caregiving background, the course demonstrates how caregiving changes the relationship between the caregiver and the care recipient creating identity discrepancy, which leads to caregiver stress.
As caregivers move through the course they will be challenged to answer a series of specific questions that will help them identify the types of stress they are experiencing and lead them to resources that will help them. Each caregiver will be encouraged to take at least one action step to alleviate his or her stress.
Course content is based on research and publications by Rhonda J.V. Montgomery, Ph.D. and Karl D. Kosloski, Ph.D. The course was originally developed for the U.S. Army Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFAC) but is available online for public use.
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Did you know you can view the recordings of any of our 29 Personal Finance webinars and earn 1.5 Continuing Education Credits by simply taking a short quiz? That’s right. Choose from a variety of topics ranging from the financial implications of divorce to tax issues for military families, take a quiz, score 80% or higher and you’ll receive a certificate of completion.
This allows personal finance professionals to earn CEUs at a time that is most convenient. In addition to the nearly 30 recorded webinars, the MFLN Personal Finance community will continue to produce live 90-minute webinars throughout 2014. We typically host one webinar per month. Our next presentation will be March 4. Tax Planning Updates for Military Families is worth 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed participants.
For more information on how to earn AFC CEUs from the Military Families Learning Network’s Personal Finance webinars, click here.