Military Caregiving

Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Events

VLEs are annual events centered on a theme of reenergizing and rejuvenating personal and professional growth. This free web-based learning opportunity is open to the public and is structured to provide a professional conference experience with colleagues in caring disciplines. VLEs are typically 90-minute sessions that weave together the opportunity for in-depth, engaged learning through instruction, discussion and introspection.

 2016 Virtual Learning Event:

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Sensitive Topics in Caregiving: Tough Questions and Complex Answers

The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will offer a three-part virtual learning event (VLE) for military helping professionals focused on learning skills and strategies for improved communication in times in crisis and encouraging preventative action and efforts.  Helping professionals, as well as military families, often find it difficult to discuss certain topics. Professionals may feel they are not adequately prepared to ask questions or provide the necessary feedback to meet the needs of their clients. Additionally, families may not feel comfortable discussing and addressing issues with professionals or event within the family context.

Throughout the VLE military helping professionals will be able to identify sensitive topics, analyze strategies and best practices for effective communication with families, and apply what they learn using case studies and scenarios from the field. The overall outcome of the VLE, is to decrease apprehension and resistance for helping professionals and caregivers to address sensitive topics.


2015 Virtual Learning Event:

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Reawaken! Your Skills as a Helping Professional: Working with Military Family Caregivers

Centered on a theme of reenergizing and rejuvenating personal and professional growth, this FREE web-based learning opportunity is open to the public and is structured to provide a professional conference experience with colleagues in caring disciplines. The VLE includes three 90-minute sessions held over three-weeks with topics including building credibility and trust, cultural competency, and compassion fatigue. The VLE sessions weave together an opportunity for in-depth, engaged learning through instruction, discussion, and introspection.