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Resources for providers

Center for Deployment Psychology — Offers preparation for health care professionals to better meet the deployment-related emotional and psychological needs of military personnel and their families through live presentation, online learning and ongoing consultation.

Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families — Housed in the University of Southern California School of Social Work, their mission is to enhance the visibility and impact of research, education, and outreach to inform decision-makers on policy issues affecting veterans and their families.

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) — The mission of DCoE is to improve the lives of our nation's service members, veterans and their families by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care.

Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness — Offers a searchable database of effective and promising intervention programs, as well as practical resources and strategies for use with military families.

Military Child Education Coalition — This organization provides a range of training opportunities designed to increase expertise in working with military youth.

Military REACH — This project is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of communities to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs that meet the needs of military families through the quality enhancement of after-school and youth development programs serving children and youth in military families both on and off installation bases.

Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) — Through research and outreach, MFRI works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members and their families in Indiana and across the country.

Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) — The purpose of MFLN is to serve military family service professionals through engaged online communities that identify and make use of the highest quality, best practices, research- and evidence-based information, educational and curriculum materials, and programming activities and efforts. The primary concentration areas for the Military Families Learning Network are Community Capacity Building, Family Development, Family Transitions, Military Caregiving, Network Literacy, Nutrition and Wellness, and Financial Capability.

National Military Family Association — A program that advocates for military families politically, offers free Operation Purple Camps for youth, and has scholarships for military spouses.

Operation Military Kids Resources and LinksWashington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction — Resources and links for educators and parents of military kids.

Strong Bonds — Relationship education and skills training provided by unit chaplains in an off-site retreat format. Topics addressed are the impact of relocations, deployments, and military life stressors.

Understanding the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act: MN Statute 518E (PDF) — This resource provides an overview of the new chapter of the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, including information regarding custodial rights and responsibilities.

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