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OneOp for service providers who support military families

What we do

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OneOp is a single-point-of-entry professional development resource for family service providers. We collaborate with the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the US Department of Agriculture to provide free and open-access learning opportunities within a full spectrum of family service subject areas. Our long-standing DoD partnership allows us to meet the professional development needs of service providers with programming that reflects complex and dynamic DoD priority areas.

As a virtual organization with global reach, we facilitate the connections and shared knowledge required of providers within DoD’s Military Family Readiness System.

OneOp provides free continuing education credits, DoD-approved multidisciplinary programming, and access to a network of like-minded professionals.

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A smiling man in soldier fatigues and using a wheelchair plays with two young children in a park.
An elderly woman hugs a man in soldier fatigues with a welcome home banner and smiling loved ones looking on.

Professional development opportunities

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We believe that smart and connected people can change lives.  Providers are powerful when they work together as a ready, knowledgeable, and networked community. This power can transform the military families they serve. 

Topics to explore

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OneOp provides research-based and evidence-informed programming and resources that will keep you at the leading edge of your profession.  

We invite you to sharpen your skills through webinars, courses, blogs and podcasts on a variety of topics, including: 

  • Health, wellness and nutrition

  • Military family life

  • Finances and employment

  • Military Family Readiness System

  • Family advocacy

  • Special needs and caregiving

  • Building communities

  • Military-connected children and youth

  • Professional skills and networking 

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

The team

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The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development joined the OneOp project in 2015 to assist in providing professional development for service providers working with military families. Our team members include: 

  • Sara Croymans, Extension Educator - Family Resiliency and MFLN Family Transitions Principal Investigator

  • Anna Peterson, OneOp Family Transitions Program Coordinator

  • Karen Shirer, OneOp Educational Program Development Specialist OneOp

  • Jennifer Rea, OneOp Family Transitions Consultant

  • Robert Bertsch, NDSU, Web Technology Specialist;  OneOp Network Literacy Principal Investigator

  • Roseline Anderson, DoD Subject Matter Expert; Program Analyst, Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), Office of Military Family Readiness Policy

Resources for family service professionals

Join us for  webinars, virtual conferences, podcasts, blogs, social media, courses and our newsletter. 

Learn with OneOp

Reviewed in 2022

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