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March 2012

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Community Capacity Building Initiative and Results Focused Planning (RFP)

Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP), The University of Georgia Family and Community Resilience Laboratory (UGA), and The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, through the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) partnership have collaborated to begin the Building Community Capacity Initiative.


The Clearinghouse: Providing Support and Assistance Through Science

The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness is an interactive, web-based hub designed to help professionals enhance military family readiness and foster resiliency. The goal is for the Clearinghouse to problem-solve with military family service professionals to help them identify and apply programs that produce intended results, are cost-effective, and can be sustained over time.

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Child jumping on a playground.

The challenges faced by a child when a parent or caregiver deploys are unique to the military community. is a Department of Defense-sponsored website to help military kids support one another and learn coping and resilience-building skills. recognizes that when parents deploy, kids are impacted.


JFSAP and On Demand: January to March 2012

As we head into spring, it is a great time to step back and reflect on the dedication and commitment you make to our military families each and every day.

Did You Know...

Upcoming National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Webinar, Performances by the Sesame Street/USO Experience, and Military Family Learning Network Webinars.


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The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy is directly responsible for programs and policies that support community quality of life for service members and their families worldwide.