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Sunday, April 30, 2017
The staff of the Clearinghouse
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children, thanking them for the daily sacrifices they make and the unique challenges they overcome.   Here at...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
 U.S. Navy Photo of holiday feast spread by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique Pineiro

Disclaimer: If you have a medical condition that requires adherence to a specific dietary plan then by all means, for the sake of your health, follow it! The content of this blog entry is not intended to replace advice from your doctor. If you are motivated to watch your diet this Thanksgiving as part of ongoing weight loss or weight maintenance efforts, my aim isn't to deter you; at the...
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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THRIVE BLOG
Submission Two: Grow! The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State, in partnership with the Department of Defense's Office of Military Community and Family Policy, is developing the THRIVE Initiative to support parents to strengthen the skills that they need from the the birth of their baby until their children reach adulthood at eighteen years of age. The...
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Assortment of military family pics
The Department of Defense surveys active-duty military spouses every two years to understand and track spouses' experiences of military life, including measures of employment, relationships, child well-being, finances, PCS moves and deployments. On average, spouses have reported improvements in each of these key components of military life, compared to previous surveys. You may download from...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
thrive logo - cartoon family under a tree
THRIVE BLOG Submission One: The THRIVE Initiative The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness is pleased to announce the THRIVE Initiative! The THRIVE Initiative is supported by the Department of Defense's Office of Military Community and Family Policy and is intended to strengthen parents' ability to promote health and resiliency across the lifespan of their developing children. As part of...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
mother scolding goth dressed daughter
It is commonly believed that adolescence is necessarily a time of storm and stress. Contemporary researchers have cast doubt on this. This is not to say that conflict does not occur, but a better understanding of the source of some of the strife may help improve parent-child relations. Listed below is some information culled from research studies that may help parents, adolescents, and those who...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Jill presenting at Blueprints conference
The Clearinghouse Director, Dr. Daniel Perkins, and Jill Schulte, M.Ed (photographed above), an Implementation Specialist and the Team Lead for the Clearinghouse Technical Assistance team, presented at this year's Blueprints for Violence Conference held in Denver, Colorado. Their presentation, titled Implementation Quality: What is it and how do we achieve it? was intended to introduce attendees...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
1. SPOUSE EDUCATION & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WEBSITE RENOVATION COMPLETE Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) is an online resource established by the Department of Defense and designed to assist military spouses worldwide with career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness, and career connections. This highly-informative and user-friendly website was...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
career woman at computer monitor
Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) is an online resource established by the Department of Defense designed to assist military spouses worldwide with career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness, and career connections. This highly informative and user-friendly website was recently revamped to add some new features and functionalities. Some of the...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Military Kids Connect Bulletin Board
Military kids face unique challenges such as frequent family moves and separations from parents due to deployments. Sometimes military kids may also be living with family members who are themselves dealing with challenges such as post-traumatic stress, physical disabilities, or other issues. These kinds of stressors can affect the health and well-being of military kids. The National Center for...

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