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Extension-Military Partnership. Cathann A. Kress, Program Lead - Partnerships Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Lisa Lauxman, Director Youth Development National Institute of Food & Agriculture. Changes in Military Family Landscape. High operational tempo

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Extension-Military Partnership

Cathann A. Kress, Program Lead - Partnerships

Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

Lisa Lauxman, Director Youth Development

National Institute of Food & Agriculture

changes in military family landscape
Changes in Military Family Landscape

High operational tempo

Deployment extensions

Large Guard and Reserve population deploying

Family isolation

Single parent families

Sustained impact on children

Financial issues

Increasing stress

Our challenge:

Reaching families to offer assistance

and resources specifically designed

to help minimize their stress.

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Challenges:

Changing Communities= Changing Services

  • Delivering correct, user-friendly information
  • Reaching Guard and Reserve families
  • Engaging community leaders
  • Reaching the single service members
  • Meeting emerging expectations of new generations
  • Building a worldwide, trusted communication system to connect with troops and families

“The Right Information, at the Right Time,

to the Right People”

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expanding services
Expanding Services

Each of our goals is dependent upon leveraging partnerships for us to be successful.

mission focused partnership
Mission Focused Partnership

The mission of this partnership is

to advance the health, well-being, and quality of life for military Service members, families, and their communities through the coordination of research, education and extension programs.

National Instituteof Food and Agriculture

how the partnership grew
How the Partnership Grew

1987 – Navy partnered with CES Families program

1995 - 4-H/Army Youth Development Project

2005 – 4-H/Air Force Youth Development Project

2007 – 4-H/Navy Youth Development Project

4-H built relationships with Army, Air Force, & Navy in support of the common mission for positive youth development experiences for children and youth wherever they live.

2009 – NIFA-MC&FP Partnership

Partnership expanded beyond 4-H and individual Services.

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4-H Military Partnerships

Army Child Youth & School Services

Air Force Airmen & Family Services

Navy Child & Youth Programs

NIFA Children, Youth Families at Risk(CYFAR)

Child Youth Deployment Support (TBD)

USDA - National Institute of Food & Agriculture

4-H Air Force Partnership

4-H Navy Partnership

4-H/Army Youth Development Project

Auburn University

Kansas State University

Kansas State University

Washington State University

Kansas State University – serves as the overall lead University in the 4-H Military Partnerships. KSU awards more than $9M to 52 State LGUs that provide direct programming and support for military children/youth through the Military 4-H Clubs and Operation: Military Kids grants.

University of Georgia

Military 4-H Club Grants - Funding for these grants is provided by Army, Navy, Air Force and NIFA (CYFAR). These grants establish 4-H clubs on military installations world wide and provide 4-H opportunities to geographically dispersed military children/youth. In 2010, 47 states, DC & Guam applied for and received grants.

University of Maryland

Virginia Tech

Operation: Military Kids Grants – OMK grants are funded by Army and serve all military children/youth who experience a loved one being deployed. These grants focus on building local support networks where these families live. In 2009 49 states and DC applied for OMK grants.

Kansas State University

by the numbers
By the Numbers

23,769 military youth enrolled in 4-H clubs (worldwide)

107,731 youth involved through Operation: Military Kids

101 4-H Military Club/OMK Grants awarded to states

1,298 military youth development professionals trained

95 Active Army Installations and Guard & Reserve using Operation READY

75 Extension staff working on Texas Army Bases (Fort Hood, Fort. Bliss, & Fort Sam Houston)

  • No Changes
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Military Family and Consumer Science Programs

Army Family and Morale,Welfare, RecreationCommand

Air Force

Ft. Knox in development

Army Installations

Fort Bliss, Fort Hood, Fort Riley, Fort Sam Houston

USDA - National Institute

of Food & Agriculture

Cornell University

Army Family Advocacy Program

(Army Wide)

Army Relocation Assistance

(Army Wide)

Army One Source

(Army Wide)

K-State Extension

Air Force Family Advocacy Training Support and Research Project

(Air Force Wide)

Military Life Skills Education Program

(Ft. Riley, Kansas)

Texas AgriLIFE Extension

Military Life Skills Education Program

(Ft. Bliss, Texas)

Military Life Skills Education

(Ft. Hood, Texas)

Substance Abuse Prevention

(Ft. Sam Houston)

Warriors in Transition

(TX-GA-WA pilot)

University of Georgia

Survivor Outreach Services

(Army Wide)

National Instituteof Food and Agriculture

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States Most Highly Impacted by Deployments

WA

NH

MT

ME

ND

VT

MN

OR

ID

SD

WI

MA

NY

WY

MI

RI

CT

IA

PA

NV

NE

NJ

OH

CA

IL

IN

UT

DE

CO

WV

MD

VA

KS

MO

KY

NC

TN

AZ

OK

NM

AR

SC

HI

AL

GA

MS

LA

TX

AK

FL

Legend

States with the highest rates of deployments among all components, including Reserve & Guard

California, North Carolina, Texas, Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Michigan, Mississippi, Alabama

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Current Partnership Project States

WA

NH

MT

ME

ND

VT

MN

OR

ID

SD

WI

MA

NY

WY

MI

RI

CT

IA

PA

NV

NE

NJ

OH

CA

IL

IN

UT

DE

CO

WV

VA

MD

KS

MO

KY

NC

TN

AZ

OK

NM

AR

SC

HI

AL

GA

MS

LA

TX

AK

FL

Legend

Participating states; includes representatives from 1862 & 1890 institutions

Washington State University, University of Arizona, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Kansas State University, Purdue University, Ohio State University, Southern, Cornell, Penn State University, West Virginia State University, West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, University of Georgia, Michigan State University

lead institution purdue university
Lead Institution: Purdue University
  • State highly impacted by deployments with no installation;
  • Military Family Research Institute;

Coordination of overall partnership with DoD, NIFA, partnering universities, and others.

other lead institutions
Other Lead Institutions
  • The Ohio State University
  • Washington State University
  • eXtension (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Kansas State University
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DoD – USDA Partnership - Current

Office of the Secretary of Defense – Office of Military Community & Family Policy

USDA – National Institute of Food & Agriculture

Purdue University

Overall Partnership Leadership

Internship Program

Project Sub-Awards

University of Arizona

Multi-Disciplinary Partnerships

North Carolina State University

Project Y.E.S.

(Youth Extension Service)

Ohio State University

Virtual Child Care Lab School

Washington State University

Communications & Marketing

eXtension (U of Nebraska)

Online Resources & Training

Kansas State University

University Passport Program

(in development)

Exceptional Family Member Program Support

Child Care Training & TA

Family Readiness Clearinghouse

(completed)

University of Maryland

National Summit on Military Families

Virginia Tech

Military Families Listening Sessions

Universities / Sub-Awards: Cornell / Community Gardening; Michigan State / Youth Fitness; Ohio State / Basic Meal Preparation; Purdue / Heartlink & Key Spouse Program Support / Personal Worklife Skills; Southern / Out-of-School Connections; West Virginia State / Health Literacy Education; University of Arizona / Deployment Curriculum & Resources; University of Georgia / Community Capacity Building / Database for Annual Report / JFSAP Program Evaluation

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DoD – USDA Partnership (2011)

Office of the Secretary of Defense – Office of Military Community & Family Policy

USDA – National Institute of Food & Agriculture

Purdue University

Overall Partnership Leadership

Internship Program Project Sub-Awards

University of Arizona

Multi-Disciplinary Partnerships

North Carolina State University

Project Y.E.S.

(Youth Extension Service)

Ohio State University

Virtual Child Care Lab School

TBD

Child Care Training and Technical Assistance

TBD

Family Readiness Clearinghouse

Kansas State University

University Passport Program

Cornell

EFMP Benchmark Study

Ohio State

Autism Study – Phase II

West Virginia University

Medicaid Project

Washington State University

Communications & Marketing

eXtension (U of Nebraska)

Online Resources & Training

Universities / Sub-Awards : Cornell / Community Gardening; Michigan State / Youth Fitness; Ohio State / Basic Meal Preparation; Purdue / Heartlink & Key Spouse Program Support / Personal Worklife Skills; Southern / Out-of-School Connections; West Virginia State / Health Literacy Education; University of Arizona / Deployment Curriculum & Resources; University of Georgia / Community Capacity Building / Database for Annual Report / JFSAP Program Evaluation

key objectives
Key Objectives
  • Improve community capacity to support military families
  • Increase professional development and workforce development opportunities
  • Expand and strengthen programs in family readiness, child development, & youth development

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community capacity building
Community Capacity Building

TARGET: Local communities and leaders

GOAL: Build greater awareness of challenges faced by military families and build local support

PROGRAM EXAMPLES:

  • Military Community, Family & Youth Extension Programs
  • Communications & Outreach
  • County-Based Services Directory (NACo)
  • PROJECT Y.E.S.
military community family youth extension program
Military Community, Family & Youth Extension Program
  • Youth Fitness Programs
  • Database for Child and Youth Report
  • Health Literacy Education
  • Basic Meal Preparation
  • Personal Work Life Skills
  • Community Gardening
  • Heart Link & Key Spouse Program Support
  • 4-H Out-of-School Programs
  • Training and Materials for Youth Camps
workforce professional development
Workforce & Professional Development

TARGET: Potential employees (including military spouses)

GOAL: Recruit and retain talent to work in MC&FP related fields within the military

PROGRAM EXAMPLES:

  • Internship Program
  • Professional Development & Technical Assistance for Children, Youth & Family Programs
  • Child Development Lab School System
  • Joint Family Readiness Conference
  • University Passport Program
strengthening family child youth development programs
Strengthening Family, Child & Youth Development Programs

TARGET: Military Helping Professionals

GOAL: Enhance and strengthen programs particularly through research-based efforts

PROGRAM EXAMPLES:

  • Autism Services Review for EFMP
  • Review of Medicaid Access for EFMP
  • Family Readiness Clearinghouse
  • eXtension.org Military Community of Practice
  • Engaging Faculty Expertise
    • Sabbaticals, colloquia, etc.
    • Focus on program evaluation, military family research, program and curricula development;
benefits
Benefits

DoD & Components

USDA, LGU’s, CES

  • High quality workforce to meet demand
  • High quality curriculum and materials
  • Faculty expertise for research, strategic planning, and evaluation
  • Enhanced quality and capacity to serve military families

Engaged faculty

Curriculum development;

Increased participation in 4-H and family educational programs;

New resources

Enhanced collaborations

Multi-state projects

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lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Military Command Structure
  • Try not to surprise your partners
  • Recognize that three partners (NIFA, DoD, Universities) bring different things to the table
  • Do your homework
    • Research on unique needs of military families
    • Doing the same programs with same people won’t work
    • Know what others are doing in support of military families
related links
Related Links
  • www.extension.org
  • www.4-hmilitarypartnerships.org
  • www.networkofcare.org
  • www.militaryonesource.com
  • www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
  • www.defense.gov

Questions?

  • Cathann Kress cathann.kress@osd.mil
  • Lisa Lauxman llauxman@nifa.usda.gov