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Monday, August 25, 2014
family law text book and scales
A special issue of Family Court Review, dedicated to military families, is now available online http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/fcre.2014.52.issue-3/issuetoc?campaign=woletoc Editors Andrew Schepard and Robert E Emery note that this Special Issue may be used as a resource guide for family courts that are seeing increased numbers of cases involving military and veteran families. They...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
two girls harassing a younger girl
The effects of bullying can be severe and lasting. Victims may experience loneliness, feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, loss of self-esteem, missed school, and decreased academic performance. At the extreme, bullying can lead to suicidal thoughts and behavior. Bullying also has a negative impact on perpetrators, families, schools, and society. The Center for Disease Control in...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Breastfeeding: A winning goal
World Breastfeeding Week is coming up on August 1st-7th. This year's theme, Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!, may be particularly meaningful for the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia, which has just realized its goal of becoming a Baby-Friendly facility. The Baby-Friendly accreditation is conferred by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). This global effort of the World...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Clearinghouse Connects: Summer 2014
We are here to assist professionals with the right tools and information to keep our military families strong! 1. Forethought Recommended when Considering Surprise Reunions at Schools Emotionally charged videos of a child reuniting with their parent who has recently returned from deployment are very popular. However, these moving and heartwarming events can carry emotional risks for military...
Monday, June 23, 2014
5210 Healthy Military Childen
Common values. Shared beliefs. Cooperation. Drive. Strengths like these have helped the United States Military accomplish amazing feats on and off the battlefield. Now, a new Military initiative is capitalizing on these very qualities to bolster a crucial mission: improving the health of our nation's children. 5210 Healthy Military Children is a campaign designed to spread a common message...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Young hispanic man in classroom
Recently, the Military REACH Team at the University of Minnesota summarized current research findings on the biological, environmental, and psychological risk factors for adolescent suicide. The report entitled Risk Factors for Adolescent Suicide (Borden et al., 2014) discusses the implications of the research findings and suggests practical recommendations for the future. Some of the research...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Clearinghouse Connects: Spring 2014
We are here to assist professionals with the right tools and information to keep our military families strong! 1. Explore Our Newly Redesigned Website The latest version of our website is up and features improved navigation and program search features. While on our website, you may want to search for a program or view and download a fact sheet on a particular program of interest. Our Continuum of...
Thursday, May 1, 2014
distraught woman holds her head
The Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) Study (Krebs et al., 2007) found that as many as 1 in 4 female students will be the victims of attempted and/or completed rape during their college careers. Fortunately, this alarming information is not going unnoticed. The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault recently announced the launching of the Not Alone website, a forum dedicated to...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Clearinghouse Video: Childhood Obesity
There has been little progress made to combat childhood obesity, despite being a major focus of health professionals in the past decade. Military children are not immune to the current obesity epidemic, and are at increased risk of becoming obese adults. This video explains the prevalence of childhood obesity, and how we can help. Next Steps We provide valuable information, tools, and technical...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Military Family Experiences Infographic
DoDLive recently published the infographic A Snapshot of the Military Family Experience. This informative resource is packed with useful information and is intended shed light on the vital role military families play in ensuring mission success and force readiness through their direct support of our armed services men and women. The authors note that although military family members do not wear...

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