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SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY. tpH5L8zCtSk. Objectives For Today. Build confidence in your ability to address and resolve the needs of military families in your community. Familiarize yourself with the top resources available for use.

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serving those who serve our country

objectives for today
Objectives For Today
  • Build confidence in your ability to address and resolve the needs of military families in your community.
  • Familiarize yourself with the top resources available for use.
  • Gain an understanding of the challenges and conflicts that these families face daily.
  • Have a resource that you can turn to which will make helping these families less stressful.
format for this webinar
Format For This Webinar
  • Where do I begin?
  • I have little to no Military background.
  • What is the Community Covenant USU signed? How does it apply to me?
  • How can I as an extension member provide services to Military families in need?
  • What resources are available for me to use?
    • Serve the people of Utah through a network of county and campus-based resources that provide a range of formal educational and informal enrichment activities that strengthen families, assist small businesses and improve the quality of life throughout Utah.
they a re n ot a lone utah s military
They Are Not AloneUtah’s Military
  • Army National Guard – 5,600
  • Air National Guard – 1,400
  • Full time employees – 1,700 (military/civilian contractors)
we shall not forget
We Shall Not Forget
  • Since September 11, 2001– Over 2,000,000 Soldiers have fought in the War on Terror.
  • Over 51,000 Soldiers have been wounded or killed in battle.
  • Military families have shouldered the burden of our nations response.


The lifestyle of a Military family is unique.

  • The Military is its own culture.
  • Those not apart of this unique culture may find it difficult to understand.
  • We each have a role in serving those who serve our country.

community covenant
Community Covenant
  • Financial Literacy
  • Youth Development
  • Relationships
  • Family Life
  • Nutrition
  • Gardening
  • Family Resource Management
  • Emergency Prep
  • Food safety
  • Farm Management
  • Profitability

information power point
  • Directed toward you and the instructors.
  • Understanding Military lifestyle and culture.
  • The more you know, the more you can help.

facilitators g uide
Facilitators Guide
  • Understanding the situation each Military family is in.
  • This guide will help you learn the culture of the Armed Forces.
  • The seven stages of the emotional cycle of deployment.
  • Ways in which you can reach out and connect.

community toolkit
Community Toolkit
  • The information in this toolkit is focused on those individuals wanting to help Military families, however, not sure where to start.
  • Provides easily-accessible information and resources to support Military families.
  • Also available in Spanish!!

operation military kids omk
Operation Military Kids (OMK)
  • Utah Operation:
    • Military Kids provides support to youth before, during, and after the deployment of a loved one.
    • Once a reserve force parent is mobilized the child then assumes the status of a Military kid.
    • Military kids are coping with sudden changes in their lives, and their families may not be sure how to access support services of the military.

  • Mission Statement:
    • 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
  • Short-term goals:
    • Improved academic performance
    • Enhanced social competencies
    • Strengthened family bonds
  • Long-term goals:
    • Increase developmental assets
    • Decrease juvenile delinquency
army national guard
Army National Guard
  • Family Mission Statement
    • “By putting families first and creating relationships of trust, the Utah National Guard Family Programs' Office enhances the readiness and well being of military families through information, education, programs, and resources.”
    • Family Readiness Group (FRG)

family assistance centers fac
Family Assistance Centers (FAC)

Services available through the National Guard

    • Counseling Support/ Referral, Emergency Financial Requests, Red Cross Messages, Pay/TRICARE Assistance, Legal, DEERS/ID Card Support, Family/Household Emergency Support/Family Readiness Group Support Veteran Support/Referrals.
  • Over 14 locations throughout the state!

military onesource
Military OneSource
  • Available for all service-members and their families.
  • Key in helping the military families in your communities.
  • No cost, free easy-to-use resource.
  • Comprehensive information on every aspect of military life including:
    • deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care
military onesource cont
Military OneSource cont.
  • Services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. 
  • Military OneSource offers call center and online support for consultations including:
    • spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a member with special needs, and financial support and resources.
  • Military OneSource also offers personal non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face-to-face. 
  • You can receive non-medical, short-term counseling, as well as assistance with financial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness, and much more.

f o c u s
  • FOCUS World is an interactive, online educational tool that provides instruction on:
    • Emotional Regulation
    • Goal Setting
    • Communication
    • Family Life
    • Stress management
    • Much more

american red cross
American Red Cross
  • Whether their family is facing its first deployment or the next of many, the American Red Cross has developed workshops and information and support servicesto help you with the practical and emotional challenges.

social media
Social Media
  • Provides critical tools to help service members and families thrive in the military lifestyle.
  • Focuses on the “hot topics.”
  • “Engaging with fans allows them to share their experiences with one another and with us.”
  • This link explains all of the social media resources that are currently available for use.

  • Provides an alternative form of instructing.
  • Effective way of presenting a message.
  • Getting around the “death by PowerPoint.”
  • This link has a large variety of short video clips that you may use.

relationship health and wellness
Relationship Health and Wellness
  • “Maintaining happy and fulfilling relationships can be challenging even under normal conditions. When you factor in the stressors and demands of military life, you might have to work even harder to maintain the communication, cooperation and closeness that keep your relationship strong.”

relationship health and wellness1
Relationship Health and Wellness
  • Relationship Stages
    • Single, dating, marriage, family, maintaining family needs
  • Relationship Challenges and Transitions
    • Financial stress, Deployment, Retirement, civilian work
  • Family Relocation
    • Holidays apart, parenting during a move, teenage drama
  • Relationship Abuse
    • Domestic, sexual, and teen dating violence

  • Provides detailed and complete information regarding parenting.
  • Helps answer key questions with accurate advice.
  • Easy to navigate, great resources, and other links for quick access.
  • Wide range of topics including:
    • Pregnancy, nutrition, education, communication, relationship building, trust, and much more.

children youth and teens
Children, Youth, and Teens
  • Child Care
  • Infant/Toddler/Pre-school (Birth-5yrs)
  • Children (6-8 yrs)
  • Pre-Teens (9-12 yrs.)
  • Teens (13-18 yrs.)

money management
Money Management
  • Budgeting Basics
    • Transportation, money management, tax planning
  • Home and Family Finances
    • Financial planning, leasing, renting, buying, saving money, credit cards
  • Protecting Your Financial Health
    • Resources, civil rights, credit record, fraud, identity theft, investing
  • Military Benefits
    • Travel deals, understanding military pay, personal finance

employer support of guard and reserve esgr
Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR)


  • Facilitates and promotes a cooperative culture of employer support for National Guard and Reserve members.
  • Recognizing outstanding employer support.
  • Increasing awareness of applicable laws and policies.
  • Resolving potential conflicts between employers and their service members.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)

    • Simplify the job search.
    • Reduce the number of unemployed Reservists.
    • provides access for companies to search within the Military.
    • Post job openings.
    • Search for candidates and invite them to apply.
    • Participate in hiring events – FREE OF CHARGE!

key points
Key Points
  • You can help military families with existing materials, which means, less time taken from your busy schedule.
  • Every county has military families; Utah is rich with military personnel, retired and active.
  • Helping military families can be as simple as befriending them and following a link on this PowerPoint.
  • The need is great. You can make a difference.
dedicated individuals
Dedicated Individuals
  • Joanne Rouche (Davis) Military Saves
  • Scott  Williams (Cache) 4-H Support of Military families
  • Peggy Marshall (Vernal) 4-H Ambassador applicant providing services for
  • Carolyn Washburn/Paul Hill (Washington) how to help kids and whole families
key personnel
Key Personnel
  • Steve Daniels
  • Dave Francis
  • Brian Higginbotham
  • Captain Joseph Simmons Army National Guard

key links
Key Links