Military Child Education Coalition offers resources to support

Click on the following link for access to Month of the Military Child resources including printable posters, stickers and tons of ways to celebrate the military child:

April is Military Child Month!

Rachael Vaphides, School MFLC for Naval Base San Diego in California worked with the children at her school to create this beautiful representation of military children. The children traced their hands and then used stickers to represent deployments, currently deployed parents and the number of different schools they have attended. They decided how it would be displayed (by grade level) and counted all the stickers to give us an accurate portrayal of how these children’s lives have been impacted by deployment.  


Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25, 2019, the
Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities team is hosting the 2019 Virtual Military Spouse Symposium.
This two-day virtual event will feature eight interactive sessions designed exclusively for military spouses. For more information on this important resource for military spouses, please click here.

Impactful Conversations

Kids & Media: For the Sake of the Child Podcast – Kids and Media with Dr. Yalda T. Uhls

Dr. Yalda T. Uhls, Senior Advisor for Common Sense Media and author of Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact Not Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age answers parent’s questions and offers insight and practical advice about establishing screen time boundaries.

Reference: Military Child Education Coalition:

Wishing you a warm and safe Thanksgiving holiday

Dear MFLCs,

As we enter the holiday season, the services and support you provide through the MFLC Program for our nation’s military men and women becomes even more important. Thank you for all you do to support today’s military service members and their families.

Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday,
MHNGS MFLC Management Team

People Power: Maintaining Professional Support Through Teams and Networks

Featuring conversations with Bob Bertsch, Web Technology Specialist, North Dakota State University and Elizabeth Wright, Program Manager, U.S. Military Exceptional Family Member Program, this episode explores what researchers know about professional support networks and offers key strategies to help professionals thrive.

Access the podcast here: People Power: Maintaining Professional Support Through Teams and Networks

About This Podcast

Each month host Alicia Cassels introduces individuals who excel in challenging professional fields and interviews experts in medical, social and management sciences to explore what keeps professionals engaged and thriving at work. 

CEU Information & Certificates of Completion 

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Participants are encouraged to check with their states’ latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CEU rules. 

**To obtain CEUs or Certificates of Completion for this episode, take the evaluation and/or post-test here.

Labor Day

Dear MFLCs,

As the nation prepares to pay tribute on Labor Day to the American worker, we can’t help but reflect on the great dedication and service provided through MHNGS’ MFLC counselors throughout the world and the difference that support makes in the lives of our nation’s service members and the military family.

Please take a moment during your Labor Day weekend to reflect on your important work and the positive impact you make through the MFLC Program.

Wishing you a restful and restorative break,
Pam Swanson & Betsy McBride
Senior Program Directors, MFLC Program

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Happy 4th of July!