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Small Steps to Improve Health and Wealth

By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension,

People don’t have problems any more. They have “issues” and sSmall Steps to Health & Wealth logoome of these issues (e.g., obesity, diabetes, lack of savings, and high debt) affect their health and personal finances. Service members and their families, of course, are not immune. The Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW) program encourages people to make positive changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances. Below are specific steps:

  • Convert Consumption Into Labor- Research how many hours of exercise, gardening, house cleaning, or other physical activity are needed to burn off a certain number of calories. A comparable financial example is “converting spending into labor” by calculating how many hours of work are needed in order to buy something.
  • Meet Yourself Halfway- To lose weight, decrease portion sizes by one-half. For example, eat one cookie instead of two. A comparable financial example is to reduce spending on “discretionary” expenses such as meals eaten away from home, lottery tickets, clothing, and food. Don’t cut out spending on these items completely but spend less than you do now. Plans to change are more likely to succeed when people don’t feel “deprived.”Downsize Eating and Spending- Buying less food saves calories and cuts costs. For example, eat lunch portions or appetizers at restaurants and/or take food home for another meal. Household spending can also be downsized. Simply figure out ways to purchase items for less (e.g., thrift shops) or buy fewer of them.
  • Say No to Super-Sizing- No matter how much of a “deal” upgrading a meal’s size may be, don’t be tempted. Rather, eat fewer calories by ordering smaller portions. Ditto for non-food spending such as “buy three and save” offers when you only need one item. Avoid “deals” that require you to spend more to “save” more.
  • Track Eating and Spending- Most people don’t know how many calories they consume daily or how many dollars they spend monthly on “incidentals” such as snacks, beverages, children’s expenses, and gifts. One of the best ways to increase awareness of current practices is to record foods eaten and dollars spent for a typical month or two. Then analyze relationships between eating, spending, and emotions and make needed adjustments.
  • Photo by Alan Cleaver. CC BY 2.0
    Photo by Alan Cleaver. CC BY 2.0

    Compare Yourself with Recommended Guidelines- A nutrition example is body mass index (BMI). A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy, 25 to 29.9 overweight, 30 to 39.9 obese, and 40+ morbidly obese. A comparable financial example is a person’s consumer debt-to-income ratio, which is calculated by dividing monthly consumer debt payments by monthly take-home (net) pay. The recommended ratio is 15%-20% or less.

  • Start Small- Simple behavior changes, such as drinking an small can of soda instead of a large bottle (or, better still, water!) or using less butter, salad dressing or other spreads, can help people lose weight. The same is true for small financial changes. Two examples are saving a dollar a day, plus pocket change, in a can or jar and adding $1 a day (about $30 monthly) to the minimum monthly payment required on a credit card.
  • Follow Nutrition and Personal Finance Standards-People often understand portion sizes better when they are compared to common objects. Three ounces of meat is the size of a deck of cards and one cup of rice or pasta looks like a tennis ball. A common standard for personal finances is saving three to six months expenses for emergencies. This means an emergency fund of $6,000 to $12,000 for a household that spends $2,000 a month.
  • Control Intake and Outgo- For weight loss and improved health, this means reducing the calories you consume, increasing exercise to burn off more calories, or doing both. For improved finances and positive cash flow, increased income, reduced expenses, or doing both, are the keys to success.

For additional ideas about strategies to improve health and personal finances, visit the SSHW web site at For a personalized assessment of personal health and financial management practices, take the Personal Health and Finance Quiz at and save the date of October 11 for a webinar on this topic. Health & Wealth Relationships will be presented by the MFLN Personal Finance and MFLN Nutrition & Wellness teams. This 90-minute presentation will focus on the correlations between positive financial behaviors and positive health behaviors.


Resource Discovery- Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families

Families Under Fire book cover
Everson, R.B. & Figley, C. (2011). Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families. Routledge, New York.

Are you a civilian clinician working with military families? Do you sometimes feel that you are missing the proper training to work with this population? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed by your workload because you are unable to provide the very best treatment to your clients? If you said yes to any of these questions, this book is for you!

Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families is a collection of examples, suggestions, and gap-fillers written by well -known and well- versed clinicians that aims to provide assistance to you in your work with military families. When working with military families, it is of utmost importance that you recognize that their experiences are oftentimes unique to any other population with which you work. This book will assist you in understanding the diverse needs of the military family and ways in which you can provide the best treatment. This “guidebook” is written in terms of systems-based practice with the assumption that there is already a clear understanding of systems theory.

Blaine Everson, Ph.D is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is in private practice and an instructor in the Department of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia. He specializes in military families and readjustment issues associated with military families.

Charles R. Figley, Ph.D is the Associate Dean for Research, a Professor, and Director of the Tulane Traumatology Institute. He is a former Marine Sergeant who served in the Vietnam War. He has published more than 200 scholarly works.


Everson, R.B. & Figley, C. (2011). Families Under Fire: Systemic Therapy with Military Families. Routledge, New York.

This post was written by a member of the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on ouwebsite, Facebook, and Twitter.

Project In Sight: The Joys and Challenges of Reintegration after Deployment

Date: October 27, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Eastern

Location: (Registration is FREE)


The MFLN Family Development Team and Family Transitions Team have partnered to provide a brand new programming format for Military Service Professionals. We understand many of the challenges faced in the important work with Military Families. We want to provide you with a private space to discuss those challenges. At each session, we will have a moderated discussion about a topic that is specific to work with military families. We have decided to call each meeting an AIM Session, as we will be offering a chance to Absorb, Ignite, and Maximize through the discussions offered. Materials on a various topics will be given prior to the AIM Session to absorb. On the day of the AIM Session you will join a private chat room with other Military Service Professionals to reflect on thoughts and strategies that we hope will ignite inspiring conversation. After the session, we will provide platforms to share how the AIM Session has maximized your work with military families with others.

Our first AIM session will focus on The Joys and Challenges of Reintegration from Deployment. We will provide you with a short collection of videos capturing some responses from family members who have experienced of deployment before starting the discussion.

Bari Sobelson of the MFLN Family Development Team will be moderating the session. Please feel free to come with resources and information on the topic of reintegration.

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12pm ET. You can learn more and register at our Learn Event page.


Measuring Your Financial Health

By Kristyn Jackson, LMFT and Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Have you ever heard someone discussing their “financial health?” Financial health refers to how well you are doing financially and is based on a number of factors. Much like you go to your family doctor for yearly check-ups, it is a good idea to perform a financial check-up from time to time.

Unfortunately, many families often find it overwhelming to measure their financial health because of all of the factors included. What further complicates measuring your financial health is the fact that financial advisors and firms often recommend different ways of doing so. You can use more subjective measures of financial health such as your personal satisfaction with your financial status, the amount of financial stress you experience, and how financially independent you feel. However, you can also measure your financial health through more concrete measures.

Capt. Pedro Rodriguez gives two thumbs up while running the 26.2 mile course of the Marine Corps Marathon Forward at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Oct. 27. Rodriguez finished second with a personal record time of 2:47:11. This was Rodriguez's second marathon. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough)
Capt. Pedro Rodriguez gives two thumbs up while running the 26.2 mile course of the Marine Corps Marathon Forward. Photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough

Provided below is an overview of the various measures that a financial advisor may suggest calculating in order to measure your financial health. It is a good idea to calculate these values on a fairly regular basis, such as the beginning of a new year. If you have questions, do not be afraid to reach out to a professional advisor who can answer them.

  • Liquidity ratio. Liquidity ratio refers to your ability to meet your necessary expenses when you are faced with an emergency such as an unexpected home repair or medical bill. It is recommended that you keep a 3 to 6 month emergency fund, meaning that an ideal ratio is between 3 and 6. To calculate this ratio: LIQUIDITY RATIO = CASH OR CASH EQUIVALENTS ON HAND / MONTHLY COMMITTED EXPENSES
  • Asset-to-debt ratio. This ratio compares your assets to your total existing liabilities. Liabilities include home loans, car loans, credit card debt, etc. It is always desirable to possess more assets than debt. To calculate this ratio: ASSET-TO-DEBT RATIO = TOTAL ASSETS / TOTAL LIABILITIES
  • Current ratio. The current ratio refers to your ability to meet short-term liabilities which include all of your debt repayments to be made in the current year. CURRENT RATIO = CASH OR CASH EQUIVALENTS/SHORT TERM LIABILITIES
  • Debt-service ratio. This ratio refers to the percentage of your income that is designated to debt repayment and the percentage of income remaining for other mandatory household expenses and savings. Lower ratios represent better financial management. DEBT SERVICE RATIO = SHORT TERM LIABILITIES / TOTAL INCOME
  • Saving ratio. The saving ratio is perhaps the easiest to calculate and will provide you with insight as to how well your finances are managed and how likely it is that you can achieve your saving goals. SAVING RATIO = MONTHLY SURPLUS / MONTHLY INCOME
  • Solvency ratio. This ratio refers to your ability to repay all existing debts using your assets in the case of an emergency. You may wish to use a net worth calculator prior to calculating this ratio. SOLVENCY RATIO = NET WORTH/TOTAL ASSETS

Do not worry if these ratios seem complicated. There are numerous resources available to you that can help you to understand what each of these ratios mean. What is important is that you are aware of what you need to be considering when measuring your financial health!

Being aware of your financial health will help you to meet your short-term and long-term financial goals while avoiding unreasonable amounts of debt. Financial experts recommend calculating your financial ratios on a yearly basis and making any adjustments to your spending and saving patterns that you deem necessary.

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Meaning… Less: A Glimpse into Moral Injury

Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT

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Michelle is a wife and a mother of two boys. She has served two tours in Iraq. On the last week of her last tour in Iraq, Michelle encountered a situation that forever changed her life. She was driving and a young boy was riding his bike next to her vehicle. He cut right in front of her and she was unable to stop. She wanted to turn around so badly but she was instructed to keep going, as it was unclear whether or not this was a set up. Michelle constantly thinks about that child and she finds herself consumed by the shame and guilt. She does not like for her boys to go anywhere without her, for fear that someone will do to her children what she did to another woman’s child. She has flashbacks of that moment and replays the scenario in her head to try to figure out how she could have avoided the situation. She doesn’t sleep well.

The above is based on real-life events. However, names and parts of the story have been changed. Although the story has been modified, the trauma of the event has not. A year ago, if I had read this scenario, my first thought would have been that she was suffering from PTSD from the event that changed her life. I would still contend that many of her symptoms fit the diagnosis of PTSD, but there is an added element to her reaction to this event; shame and guilt. Michelle has done something that she may never be able to forgive herself for doing.  It has shaken her entire moral foundation as a human-being, a mother, a wife, and a soldier.

Although the concept is still in its infancy, Moral Injury is gaining more momentum through research and discussion amongst mental health professionals and religious leaders. National Center for PTSD states,

“Military personnel serving in war are confronted with ethical and moral challenges, most of which are navigated successfully because of effective rules of engagement, training, leadership, and the purposefulness and coherence that arise in cohesive units during and after various challenges. However, even in optimal operational contexts, some combat and operational experiences can inevitably transgress deeply held beliefs that undergird a service member’s humanity. Transgressions can arise from individual acts of commission or omission, the behavior of others, or by bearing witness to intense human suffering or the grotesque aftermath of battle. An act of serious transgression that leads to serious inner conflict because the experience is at odds with core ethical and moral beliefs is called moral injury.”

Rev. Rita Brock, PhD, is someone who recognized the need for education on ways professionals can “enable the return to ordinary life of those who experience moral injury.” She states  that “moral injury has a slow burn quality that often takes time to sink in. To be morally injured requires a healthy brain that can experience empathy, create a coherent memory narrative, understand moral reasoning and evaluate behavior. Moral injury is a negative self-judgment based on having transgressed core moral beliefs and values or on feeling betrayed by authorities. It is reflected in the destruction of a moral identity and loss of meaning. Its symptoms include shame, survivor guilt, depression, despair, addiction, distrust, anger, a need to make amends and the loss of a desire to live.”

Soul Repair Center was established in 2012. In addition to offering public education, they are also continuously conducting research on the topic. People, like Michelle who was described at the beginning of this blog, are not alone in their experiences and Rev. Brock and many other professionals see that this is a topic that needs our immediate attention.

If you would like to learn more about Moral Injury and the ways in which it impacts families, please join us for MFLN Family Development Virtual Learning Event 2016 – Strengthening the Family CORE – Session 4 entitled: Exploring the Impact of Moral Injury on Military Families on Septemer 22nd at 11:00am EST. This webinar will be presented by Rev. Brock. It is our hope that you will join us in learning about this incredibly important topic.


Maguen, S. & Litz, B. (2012). Moral injury in veterans of war. PTSD Research Quarterly, 23(1), 1050-1835.
Brock, R. & Lettini, G. Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012.

This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and programming specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our websiteFacebook, and Twitter.

Virtual Learning Event September 2016-Strengthening the Family CORE – Session 4

VLE 4 | Exploring the Impact of Moral Injury on Military Families

Session 4

Date: September 22nd

Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm Eastern


VLE 4 Exploring the Impact of Moral Injury on Military Families

This session will be presented by Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D. Dr. Brock is Research Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of the Soul Repair Center. A noted theologian, she has lectured all over the world. During this session,  she will be providing information on the concept of moral injury and ways in which it can impact military service members and their families. Join us on September 22nd at 11:00 am Eastern!

We will offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. MFLN FD Early Intervention will also be providing Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) CE credits, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: (Facebook & Twitter)

How to Overcome Military Family Financial Challenges

By Leslie Tayne, Attorney

With unexpected moves and the possibility of overseas deployment, military families are faced with some interesting obstacles when trying to save money and plan for future expenses. Thankfully, there are some simple strategies both service members and their families can employ to help overcome their financial challenges.

Below I’ve provided some simple tips to help military families boost their cash flow, improve their financial well-being, and keep their financial future looking bright!

For Families

  1. Minimize Your Debt

A Marine may be able to keep his or her calm in a combat zone but on the home front there are still many looming threats, including financial security that can bring even the most iron willed warriors into a stressed environment. Photo by Cpl. Thomas Bricker. CC BY 2.0
Photo by Cpl. Thomas Bricker. CC BY 2.0

Making a strong effort to get out of debt can really help your family. Start out by tracking your spending (for some tips to help you track your spending, visit here). Once you know your spending habits, use that information to create a budget that fits your needs. Once you have a working budget you should be able to free up cash flow and start paying down debt. If you have multiple debts and aren’t quite sure where to start, a good rule of thumb is to focus on the debt with the highest interest rate first; this will save you the most in the long run!

  1. Utilize Discounts and Hunt Down Freebies

Companies offer deals for military families in a variety of categories, such as school supplies, clothing, cars, electronics, and professional services. There are also programs that offer free services to military families. For example, the annual America is Beautiful national parks pass gives military members free access to 2,000 different federal recreation sites. Here are some more freebies and discounts for military families. Don’t forget to also call your utility companies and insurance companies to see if they have any military discounts they can apply to your bill.

  1. Look for Everyday Savings

We’ve all seen those crazy couponers and, while it might be unrealistic for most people to reach that level of dedication, it is very easy to save with coupons and everyday savings. Social media and email are both great ways to find deals on the things you want from the shops you most frequently visit. Subscribe to email newsletters from your favorite stores , so you can be notified of sales and receive exclusive coupons and discounts.

Newspapers and magazines also offer great coupons, as well as sites like and You can also look into, which is a coupon site designed specifically for military families!

  1. Consider a Side Hustle

Side hustles are great for spouses of those who serve because they’re fun, can easily be done from home or close to home, and can really help boost your cash flow. From selling photos to tutoring to blogging, there’s bound to be an side hustle out there that’s perfect for you. If you’re not sure where to start though, check out my blog entry on finding the perfect side hustle!

For Veterans

  1. Find A Job That’s Right for You

One of the biggest challenges for veterans is the transition from military service to a civilian job. The lapse of employment that may follow military service can put an additional burden on the families finances, so it’s important to know what options are available to you upon leaving the military. There are numerous organizations and programs, like Hire Heroes USA and the VA’s Make the Connection, that can help vets not only find jobs but network with others who, like them, had to overcome the struggle of reentering civilian life.

  1. Take Advantage of Benefits

There are a variety of organizations out that there dedicated to helping veterans get their post-service lives off to a running start. Volunteers for America helps veterans find affordable housing and offers other helpful services. Your local Housing and Urban Development Plan (HUD) can also provide aid in finding homes. Other opportunities available for veterans and their families include the American Legion (which provides emergency cash grants for children of service members), USA Cares (which helps veterans pay for housing), and Disabled American Veterans (which provides services for disabled veterans). Make sure to inquire with local stores as well as your insurance and utility companies to see if you can qualify for veteran discounts.

While the financial difficulties that military families face are by no means easy to overcome, possessing the right knowledge and adopting good financial habits can help ease the burden significantly. What financial struggles have you faced as a military family? What solutions did you discover? Feel free to share your story in our comments section!

 Leslie H. Tayne has more than a decade of experience in the practice area of consumer and business financial debt-related services. Speaker, Author, Attorney and Founder of the Tayne Law Group, P.C., Leslie is working towards reshaping the debt industry by offering real, proven solutions to help her clients get back on the road to financial freedom. Ms. Tayne will be presenting our September 20 webinar, Credit & Debt Issues for Military Families. Join us at 11 a.m. ET for this great learning opportunity.

Play on Words: The Creation of “Language” through Play

By Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT

Mother and child's hands
pixababy [hand hands finger light trust 1008103 by HolgersFotografie, October 26, 2015, CC0]
I have a quick and easy activity for you. I want you to take out your imaginary crayons and paper first. Now that you have those, I want you to draw the first thing that comes to mind when I ask you to create a picture of “therapy/counseling”. Once you have your picture, read on… my guess is that many of you would have drawn a picture of a room with a couch. And, you were probably imagining a couple of people sitting in the room talking about all of their feels? Am I right?

If your “drawing” was exactly what I described above, don’t worry. And, if it wasn’t, don’t worry about that either. In fact, there were two points to my little activity. The first one is that therapy/counseling doesn’t always look like many people often imagine. And, the second is to show just how play therapy is designed to work; each person has their own unique creation based on their own unique life story.

Play therapy is most often used as a way to communicate with children when they are often unable to express their thoughts and feelings verbally; hence allowing them to create their own type of language. My favorite thing about play therapy is the fact that the children who are participating in it won’t feel like they’re in therapy at all. In fact, it’s designed to feel like only play. But for the therapist, the ways in which the children play tells them a lot about the child.

I have asked James Corbin, MSW, LSW, the speaker for our webinar VLE 3: Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play Therapy, to answer some questions about Play Therapy to orient those of us who wish to know a little bit more.

What is Play Therapy?

Play therapy is a form of individual therapy primarily with children ages 2-12 (though can be used in forms with adolescent, adult, and family (filial) work as well).  It comes in two general forms – Directive – involving therapeutic games, play therapy equipment, and planned activities with a clear therapeutic focus; and Non-directive (or ‘child-centered’ therapy) which employs a humanistic, Rogerian form of non-directed play.

How is Play Therapy different than other types of therapy with children?

Play therapy distinguishes itself from other forms of ‘talk therapies’ by the employment of play therapy ‘equipment’ that facilitates expression, therapeutic action (problem-solving, role-playing, active learning, etc.) and is facilitated by any therapist trained specifically in the use of play therapy in its various forms.

What is your favorite thing about Play Therapy?

Play therapy works uniquely with children to help them to explore areas of their experience and lives in a very natural, comfortable, and familiar way.  Play therapy can be used alongside other forms of more traditional individual and family approaches to therapy.

How can Play Therapy be helpful for military families?

Play therapy is a well-suited form of therapy for military families as it allows children to express, explore, and solve their own problems with separation, loss, and other issues that are unique to military families.

Is there a certification that a person must have in order to use Play Therapy techniques?

No.  However, a therapist must have training from a Registered Play Therapist or Registered Play Therapy Supervisor in order to incorporate play therapy into their approach.  See the Association for Play Therapy website for more details in this regard.

What do you tell people when they have doubts about the effectiveness of play therapy, contending that it is “just playing”?

I encourage family members and those who are not familiar with play therapy to conduct a bit of their own research on this unique form of therapy and whether it may be a good match for their family member or client’s needs. 

If you would like more information on play therapy, you can go to the Association for Play Therapy website and you can visit our learn event page  where we will have the link to the webinar presented by Mr. Corbin along with additional learning materials.

James Corbin, MSW, LSW has served as full-time clinical faculty and instructor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Temple University. In Fall of 2014, he was appointed as the MSW Program Assistant Director. Additionally, he is the Clinical Director and Lead Developer of the Family Center at Temple University Harrisburg. He is a volunteer therapist for Give An Hour and is an active member of PACares and the Harrisburg Regional Planning Team for Operation Military Kids. His recent work includes the development of the College of Public Health/School of Social Work’s online postgraduate Certificate in Military Counseling program. 

This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and programming specialist Byfor the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our websiteFacebook, and Twitter.

Introducing North Carolina Military Outreach


Today’s Friday Field Notes features the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Military Outreach program, as described by J. Scott Enroughty. The program’s mission focuses on creating awareness and understanding of the issues and stresses faced by military families and youth while building community partnerships to increase capacity for youth, families, and veterans.
Friday Field NotesNC Cooperative Extension Military Outreach exists to design programs that help North Carolina military youth, families, and veterans find positive ways to cope with stress of military life.

North Carolina State Extension Military Outreach is proud to support the more than 138,867 active duty, reserve and guard troops who call our state home. Particularly during this time of global deployment, service members need to know that their families here at home are surrounded by supportive citizens, offering a cadre of services and resources to help ease the stress of pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment. More than 109,000 military youth from the ages of 0 to 18 call North Carolina home.

NCSEMO-picActive Duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members live throughout North Carolina – they are in our backyard. Some counties have a higher concentration of families, while others have only one. Because these families are spread throughout the state, they all do not have the support systems that are typically available as active duty military families who live on or near military installations.

North Carolina State Extension Military Outreach is a collaborative effort with North Carolina communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment. Regardless of whether families are experiencing deployment for the first time, second time or another series of multiple deployments, NCSEMO’s goal is to connect military children and youth with local resources in order to achieve a sense of community support and enhance their well-being.

NC Cooperative mil outreach






We offer a variety of programs and activities to support the military families in North Carolina.  A few of the programs and activities:

NC Cooperative Extension Military Outreach “Red, White & Blue” 5K

Nation Youth Science Day
NC Zoo Snooze
“Rock the Wall” at Triangle Rock Club
Science Day at Morehead Planetarium
Wolfpack Leadership & College Experience
Military Appreciation Day Baseball Game & Run with the Pack
Military Appreciation Day Football Game
A Day at the Theatre (Raleigh Little Theatre)
CSI Camp at Catawba Science Center
BugFest – North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
American Indian Heritage Day – North Carolina Museum of History
For more information or if you have questions, contact J. Scott Enroughty or 919.515.8500.

Virtual Learning Event September 2016-Strengthening the Family CORE – Session 3

VLE 3 | Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play Therapy

Session 3

Date: September 15th

Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm Eastern


VLE 3 Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play Therapy

This session will be presented by James Corbin, MSW, LSW. James is the MSW Program Assistant Director at the Graduate School of Social Work at Temple University, as well as, the Clinical Director and Lead Developer of the Family Center at Temple University. During this session, James will be offering valuable information on the utilization of play therapy in the effort to rebuild attachment with children in military families. He will be describing the unique strengths of and risk factors for military children and families and he will explain the benefit of play therapy. The adaptation and application of techniques for working with trauma and grief to military children and families will also be presented. Join us on September 15th at 11:00 am Eastern!

We offer 1.5 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. MFLN FD Early Intervention will also be providing Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) CE credits, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: (Facebook & Twitter)