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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
School’s out!  Are you looking for ways to motivate your children to stay active this summer?  The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness can help! We have reviewed a variety of programs that encourage physical activity.  The availability of many of these programs will vary from region to region, but the Commit 2B Fit® Summer Camp Program can be implemented in your home with no training at...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If you are part of the Defense community then you’ll want to take a look at the online Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC; http://www.dtic.mil/). DTIC Online is open to the public and does not require registration.  For the academic researcher, there is a wealth of information in the form of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related resources.  Some of the features of the...
Friday, June 15, 2012
Conducting an evaluation on your program is necessary because it helps you with understanding if your program is working and demonstrates your commitment to accountability to your funders. But when do you evaluate and how? Time constraints and limited resources can cause program evaluations to be conducted incorrectly, without quality, or not at all. There is a tool that can help.  The...
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Employment is an important concern for most individuals. When it comes to understanding the special qualifications and unique needs of current and past members of the armed forces, where can veterans go for assistance? VA for Vets (vaforvets.va.gov) is a “veterans serving veterans” organization dedicated to retaining, recruiting, and reintegrating veterans into the Department of Veterans Affairs...
Friday, March 30, 2012
Welcome to the inaugural post of the Clearinghouse blog! Today’s topic is the mission at the Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. There are many professionals working to make the lives of military families better. Here at the Clearinghouse we want to help those who are helping our service men and women. We do this by increasing the understanding, adoption, and wide-spread use...

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