BG Marianne Watson Director of Manpower and Personnel National Guard Bureau [email protected] Promoting the Resilience of Military Children. National Guard Children Data. Air Guard 0-5 years: 26,552 6-12 years: 36,373 13-18 years: 28,324
0-5 years: 93,044
6-12 years: 107,916
13-18 years: 76,861
Joining Community Forces
VISTA Placement & Involvement (CNCS)
Build & Sustain Community Capacity
in 54 states.
States will promote
Each state applies for a VISTA grant through CNCS’s State Office.
State/Local Community Covenant signings are the launching events for a Community Forces.
States can customize available Community Capacity Building templates.
Optimizing the Aggregate Impact of Military/Family/Veteran Support Services at Community Level
Community Behavioral Health
Across Mission Communities
Substance Abuse Treatment
Within Mission Communities
Optimize Network Providers through Cross-Referrals: “No Wrong Door”
Phase 1 - Website
Search + Refer
Drive Gov/NGO’s to Website
NGO’s Complete Profile Online
JCF Completes Gov Profiles Online
JCF fills the gaps between governmental services and needs of military/family/veterans through community collaborative support
Monthly ISFAC/Community Force Meetings to engage partners on an ongoing basis
Provide feedback to community on what VMFs need
Best Practice Example: Welcome Sign - Network Partner sign/logo in store front of town/city
Communicating Specific Community Solutions
Communicating Network Providers
Communicating Volunteer Opportunities