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Minnesota’s hidden heroes: Military Service members and families

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Add to Calendar 2021-10-26 14:00:00 2021-10-26 15:00:00 Minnesota’s hidden heroes: Military Service members and families Did you know that Minnesota is currently home to over 20,000 active duty, guard and reserve service members, nearly 21,000 military dependents (spouses and children ages 0-18), and over 330,000 Veterans? A core tenant of military life is family readiness. For Service members to focus on their mission, it’s critical that families are ready and prepared for life’s challenges. Most military families are resilient, but community support is critical to developing and maintaining resilience. Participate in this webinar to learn more about military families in our Minnesota communities, resources available, and how you and organizations can walk alongside and support these individuals. Facilitators Anita Hering and Sara Croymans, University of Minnesota Extension Educators Heather Bergeron,  Lead Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist  Rachel Johnson, Yellow Ribbon Outreach Coordinator Laura Groeneweg, Minnesota National Guard Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator Mike Meier, Military One Source, MN State Consultant Tiffany Kovaleski, Building Healthy Military Communities Minnesota Coordinator America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Webinar

Contact

Sara Croymans, Extension educator family resiliency
croym001@umn.edu or 320-266-3649

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Did you know that Minnesota is currently home to over 20,000 active duty, guard and reserve service members, nearly 21,000 military dependents (spouses and children ages 0-18), and over 330,000 Veterans? A core tenant of military life is family readiness. For Service members to focus on their mission, it’s critical that families are ready and prepared for life’s challenges.

Most military families are resilient, but community support is critical to developing and maintaining resilience. Participate in this webinar to learn more about military families in our Minnesota communities, resources available, and how you and organizations can walk alongside and support these individuals.

Facilitators

  • Anita Hering and Sara Croymans, University of Minnesota Extension Educators
  • Heather Bergeron,  Lead Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist 
  • Rachel Johnson, Yellow Ribbon Outreach Coordinator
  • Laura Groeneweg, Minnesota National Guard Lead Child and Youth Program Coordinator
  • Mike Meier, Military One Source, MN State Consultant
  • Tiffany Kovaleski, Building Healthy Military Communities Minnesota Coordinator

Audience

Community members and people who work at agencies/organizations.

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required. Webinar will be hosted on Zoom. 

The University of Minnesota Extension is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services, and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Julie Larson at larso143@umn.edu two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

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