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Sunday, December 13, 2015
Tired santa lying on floor covered in gifts
Most of us know that it's not only the negative things in life that are stressful. Even the things that should be joyous can get ugly fast if we don't take care. We've compiled a list of things that may help you enjoy the holidays without losing your mind in the process! 1. Plan Ahead – This can help in many areas. Try to shop early and avoid the mad last-minute rushes. It also pays to plan...
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Guard Your Health Logo
Maintaining mission readiness, while balancing dual responsibilities as citizens and Soldiers, can present challenges for Army National Guard Soldiers and their families. Enter Guard Your Health, a website dedicated to the unique health and wellness needs and experiences of Army National Guard Soldiers and families. The website provides a central online hub for the Army National Guard community...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Frazzled Holiday Woman
  The holidays are approaching, and with them comes travel, family, cooking, shopping--- and stress. When most people think about effects of stress on their health, they often think of it in terms of serious life changing events (for example: deaths, moving, the birth of a new baby, et cetera). But daily stress, like the kind that's elevated during the holidays, can have an impact on long term...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Three children dressed up for Halloween
4 Ways to Make Your Military Kids’ Halloween Awesome! Many American kids will tell you Halloween is their favorite holiday. They get to dress up like their most loved superhero, monster, or pop star, and then run around the neighborhood with friends collecting literally pounds of treats. The Clearinghouse has compiled a list of 4 important factors to keep in mind when trying to maximize your...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Clearinghouse Connects: Fall 2015
1. Make Sense of the Science with the Clearinghouse We have developed five brief informational sheets related to implementation science, the military, and communication strategies, in a downloadable series called Making Sense of the Science (MSOS). The information is presented in a succinct and highly digestible format. Click here to learn more or download MSOS fact sheets... 2. Military Kids...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Programs for Veterans Study
Goal of this Research Study There are thousands of programs available for Veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life. The goal of this study is to learn about what programs Veterans are using and their reasons for using or not using various programs designed to promote their well-being. Who is eligible? Veterans who have separated from any U.S. military branch or...
Thursday, September 24, 2015
technical assistance person with headphones and laptop
The Technical Assistance team at the Clearinghouse has developed five brief informational sheets under the Resources tab on the Assistance page of our website. The term we use to describe the sheets are Making Sense of the Science (MSOS). These two to three page, downloadable documents will give you a brief overview of topics related to implementation science, the military, and communication...
Friday, September 4, 2015
thumbnails of resources for providers documents
Military kids face unique challenges such as frequent family moves and separations from parents due to deployments. These stressors can affect their health and well-being. The Department of Defense has created an online community for military youth ages 6-17. Military Kids Connect (MKC) offers age-appropriate resources and a social media platform for military youth to connect with their peers:...
Friday, July 17, 2015
Clearinghouse Connects: Summer 2015
We are here to assist professionals with the right tools and information to keep our military families strong! 1. Evidence-Based Policymaking: A Guide for Effective Government In order that government function more effectively, there is a growing national trend toward evidence-based policy making. The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative released a report outlining a framework for a system of...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
collage of military families
The Military Family Life Project (MFLP) was initiated in 2010 by the Department of Defense (DoD) in order to better understand how military life events affect military families. A total of 6,412 military spouses were surveyed over a three-year period to investigate two research objectives: Assess the impact of military life events (i.e., Permanent Change of Station [PCS] moves and deployments)...

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