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Building Blocks of Military Family Readiness

This is a free professional development webinar hosted by MFLN Family Transitions and Community Capacity Building.

This webinar will discuss the building blocks of the Family Readiness System (FRS) and the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) program/model and how they contribute to the overall readiness of the military family and community capacity building efforts.


1. To define community capacity building

2. To define the Family Readiness System

3. To introduce Minnesota's Beyond The Yellow Ribbon program as a  model for Family Readiness

How to Join

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  • APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

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    • Go mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)

    • If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Live

  • YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)

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Judith Dekle, LCSW, has supported military families first as an Air Force Officer and now as a civilian U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) employee for over 20 years. She currently serves as the Associate Director for Family Readiness Programs within the DoD Office of Family Readiness Policy with responsibility for policy and programs that support military families. 

Annette Brechon Kuyper is the Director of Military Outreach for the State of Minnesota. Her responsibilities include providing program development strategic communication, outreach and coordination of military support programs for the Department of Military Affairs and on behalf of the state of Minnesota. 

Participants will earn a Certificate of Completion

After viewing the webinar, scroll down to the bottom of this page where you will find a link under "Evaluation". After completing the evaluation, you will be prompted to fill out the information needed for your Certificate of Completion. A certificate will then be emailed to you.

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