The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness will be closed in observance of Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19. More

We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, June 20. If you have a question during this time, please email us at clearinghouse@psu.edu, and we will get back to you when we return.

Current Projects

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness has provided professionals who deliver direct assistance to military families with information to help identify, select, develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-informed and evidence-based programs and practices to improve the well-being of service members, veterans, and their families. Below is a list of currently active Clearinghouse partnerships and projects.

Army

The collaboration between the U.S. Army and the Clearinghouse began in 2011, with a USDA cooperative agreement to conduct a single program evaluation. Since then, the Clearinghouse has completed various projects with the Army in the areas of family advocacy, community service, and healthy parenting.

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Since our partnership began in 2014, the Clearinghouse has worked diligently to support DoDEA in fulfilling their commitment to ensuring all school-aged children of military families are provided a world-class education and to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world. Our work includes creation and delivery of professional development training for teachers and school psychologists that assists DoDEA professionals in supporting the unique needs of military families.

Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program

Located within the Office of the Under Secretary (of Defense) for Personnel and Readiness, Military Community and Family Policy (MCF&P), Family Advocacy Program is the congressionally-designated program responsible for preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse in military families. The program works with key military and civilian departments, including medical, law enforcement, legal, chaplains, child and youth, and social agencies to promote a coordinated community response.

Office of Military Community and Family Policy

Located within the Office of the Under Secretary (of Defense) for Personnel and Readiness, Military Community and Family Policy (MCF&P) provides direction and oversight of quality of life programs for the military community to ensure these programs are designed and executed to support the needs of the Total Force. Our partnership with MCF&P began in 2010 and includes work in the areas of military and family readiness, child and youth services, recreation and education opportunities, and career and transition support.

Veterans Initiatives

Veterans and their families are a key military subgroup that the Clearinghouse is committed to supporting. Recent studies indicate that most veterans live healthy and productive lives. Nevertheless, a Clearinghouse review identified several challenges that veterans and their families face. To promote a smooth transition to civilian life for Service members, veterans, and their families, the Clearinghouse is actively conducting applied research, is engaging in evaluations of veterans’ programs, and is developing transition support products. In addition, the Clearinghouse provides data analysis, research support, and knowledge-based solutions to stakeholders who work with veterans and on veteran-related policy topics.