New at the Military Families Learning Network!

Something old, something new, lots of things we think you’ll like too. It’s tried and true, tantamount to a hullabaloo, and it’s not really so out of the blue. So give it a view, the whole slew, probably long overdue, – there might be something in it just for you! That’s enough – whew!

There is a lot of buzz around the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) as we march into 2013. We are continuing our already strong programming in the areas of Personal Finance, Child Care, and Network Literacy and are proud to announce a brand new concentration area – Family Advocacy. The Department of Defense, Military Family and Community Policy has asked us to form a team of experts to provide professional development and resources for military family service providers who work in the areas of spouse and child abuse, family stress, and professional ethics. That team is headed up by Heidi Radunovich, at the University of Florida (http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/Faculty_Staff/faculty_profiles/Radunovich.php). With her background in clinical psychology, family functioning, military families, and stress (among other areas of expertise), she is a tremendous addition to our talented team. Look for this important information and resources soon.

To get connected to this great work and discover how you might fit in, contribute, or just learn, our 2013 MFLN Concentration Area teams are:

Personal Finance Michael Gutter and Molly Herndon, University of Florida; Barbara O’Neill, Rutgers University.
Child CareDiane Bales and Kathy Reschke, University of Georgia; Jane Lanigan, Washington State University.
Network LiteracyStephen Judd, University of New Hampshire; John Dorner, North Carolina State University; Bob Bertsch, North Dakota State University; Jim Langcuster, Auburn University.
Family Advocacy Heidi Radunovich, University of Florida; Andrew Behnke, North Carolina State University.

You can always contact the MFLN Leadership Team as well:
Kyle Kostelecky, Project Leader (kyle.kostelecky@eXtension.org)
Anne Adrian, Social Media Strategist (aadrian@eXtension.org)
Sarah Baughman, Evaluation & Research Leader (sarahbaughman@eXtension.org)

Check us out at http://www.extension.org/militaryfamilies and http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/