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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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In these tough economic times many of us are looking for ways to save time and money. These financial pressures can also influence our selection and use of intervention and prevention programs. Some evidence-based programs offer distance learning as a way to reduce or eliminate the time and expense related to travel for both program participants and facilitators. Some programs offer features...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Military members are located all over the globe and do everything from 'traditional' jobs such as nursing or maintenance, to highly specialized and military-unique jobs like explosive ordnance disposal and intelligence analysis. However, something that they all have in common is a varying and sometimes unpredictable schedule. Military members move frequently and may experience several work-...
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Elmo with soldier and child
Military Families Near and Far (www.familiesnearandfar.org) provides a collection of online tools to help military families stay connected through the help of the characters from Sesame Street® and the Electric Company®. The Sesame Workshop in cooperation with the Defense Centers of Excellence launched this military family networking tool in November of 2011. The site caters to both English and...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Clearinghouse Connects: Fall 2013
In the Fall 2013 edition of the Clearinghouse Connects, check out our Kickoff event where we celebrated the Clearinghouse becoming a university-wide center. Also included is our achievement of reviewing over 650 programs. If you are interested in choosing and implementing the right evidence-based program, contact out Technical Assistance team today. In each issue we choose a program that may be...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Military Family - Mom, Dad, and Child
The spouses of US Service members will now see a reduction of 39 to 44% in tuition costs for undergraduate degrees, certificates, and courses pursued through PSU's online World Campus. This is the same tuition discount benefit that their military marital partners have already enjoyed since 2008. The grant is the latest in a long list of actions taken by the University's military initiative...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Adolescent girl with her older female mentor smiling enthusiastically
Over the past three years, the Clearinghouse has reviewed the evidence base underlying over 650 family-based, family-therapeutic, school-based, and community-based programs designed to bolster child, youth, adult, and family resiliency and readiness. In this blog, we turn the spotlight on just one of these programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA; http://www.bbbs.org). BBBSA is a...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Clearinghouse Connects: Summer 2013
What does the Clearinghouse do? Simply put, we’re here to provide you with the right tools and information to keep our Military families strong. The Clearinghouse will help you -- a dedicated professional who provides direct assistance to Military families -- do your job. By taking advantage of all the Clearinghouse has to offer, you will enhance your capacity to bolster Military family readiness...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Farmer Veteran Coalition guide cover with three farmers posing
The Farmer Veteran Coalition has released a brochure titled Veteran Careers in Agriculture: A Resource Guide intended to help returning veterans who are interested in the many opportunities available in the agriculture sector. The guide is packed full of information delivered by experienced veteran farmers and other experts in the field who explain how to find employment, use the GI Bill, and...
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
teen handcuffed
The once popular Scared Straight style programs have again been shown to be not simply ineffective, but rather actually harmful in reducing recidivism among juvenile delinquents, according to a recent peer-reviewed meta-analysis study (Petosino, Buehler, & Turpin-Petrosino, 2013). These programs were most popular in the late 1970s and 1980s. They intended to reduce delinquency by exposing...
Monday, June 10, 2013
school students posing together
Military kids move quite frequently and living somewhere new is a big adjustment. Entering a new school, whether it's on-base or off, can be scary at first but there are ways to make the transition a little easier. Here are a few tips for a smooth transition: Find/meet other military children: Talking with kids who share similar experiences and also frequently relocate can help children to feel...

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