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Balancing Work and Family: A Focus on Building Military Family Resilience

The Family Development concentration of eXtension's Military Families Learning Network invites you to participate in an important 60-minute web conference focused on working with military families.

Date: April 5, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (EST)

Presenters:
Angela Wiley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Applied Family Studies and Extension Specialist
University of Illinois

Commander David Allen Shirk
United States Navy Chaplain
Camp Johnson, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

No registration is needed.

To attend link to http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/milfam a few minutes before the start time, 11:00 a.m. (EST). Log in as a guest, using your name if you wish. Participants will use computer speakers for audio and interact through the chat box.

Test your connection by using this PDF document http://bit.ly/MFLNAdobeTest

• Attend this 60-minute web conference focused on work-life challenges facing military families
• Learn about strategies that build on the strengths of military families that can effectively manage work-family issues
• Share your experiences and ideas through this interactive session

Angela Wiley, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Human and Community Development and Extension Specialist in Family Life Education at the University of Illinois. Dr. Wiley’s research focuses on work life management, child care and promoting family resilience. She is interested in identifying how family strengths influence family resilience during stressful periods. Her research has been published in Family Relations and in Child Development. Dr. Wiley has developed a curriculum to help people balance work and their personal lives. She is currently conducting an evaluation of this curriculum focused on couple well-being.

Commander Shirk is currently assigned as the Officer in Charge, Chaplain and Religious Program Specialist Expeditionary Training Course at Camp Johnson. He holds a Master’s of Divinity, M.A. in Child Development and Family Relation and B.S. in Business Administration, and is ordained by the Baptist General Conference. While based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Commander Shirk served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Individual Augmentation with 82nd Airborne Division.

To get the most out of the web conference, Dr. Wiley and Commander Shirk suggest reading:

Drummet, A. R. (2003). Military families under stress: Implications for family life education. Family Relations, 52(3), 279-287.
http://reachmilitaryfamilies.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/upload_material/Drummet,%20et%20al.%202003.pdf

Resources shared during the webinar: http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/files/2012/04/ServingFamiliesWhoServeResources.pdf

Presentation (pdf): http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/files/2012/04/MilitaryFamilyChallenges-4_6_12.pdf

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