Military Family Programs (MilFam Programs 101)

Nineteen courses designed for Family Program staff cover critical topics to military life and family readiness ranging from emergency family assistance and volunteer coordination to an overview of important military programs such as the Exceptional Family Member Program, Employment Readiness Program and non-medical counseling.

Learn more about each of the Military Family Program courses below.

MilFam Programs 101 - 1.0 Social Service Delivery Model

Are you a service provider and new to the military? Learn more about the integrated social service model used in the Military Family Readiness System. In this course, you’ll also learn how programs are delivered to military service members and their families.

Length: 10 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 2.0 Module Overview

Are you a Family Program staff member looking to improve your job knowledge? Learn the six core competencies of the Family Program staff in this course. These essential skills enable you to ensure a seamless and integrated system of programs and services for military families.

Length: 10 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 2.1 Communication

Use this course to help you communicate more effectively. This allows you to provide better support to military families.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 2.2 Intake & Assessment

Use the skills you learn in this course to build a better relationship with those you support. The course includes how to: establish boundaries and rapport, understand the client, and use assessment strategies and tools.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 2.3 Crisis & Intervention

Military families live with the possibility of crisis on a daily basis. Learn how you can best help your clients respond to a crisis in this course.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 2.4 Collaboration & Relationship Building

Big solutions come from big groups! Help military families build and broaden their support networks with the skills you learn in this course. That way, they can take on problems together.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 2.5 Compassion Fatigue

Providing extensive care and support to someone you love can take a toll on your own health too. Discover the signs of compassion fatigue, and learn how to prevent it.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 2.6 Facilitation & Briefing Skills

Engaging your audience always helps them learn better. Use this course to learn about different facilitation and briefing techniques you can use to engage more deeply with your audience.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.0 Program Areas

We offer many different programs and services to support military families. With the information in this course, you will learn how the integrated social service model can help you better deliver these services to military families.

Length: 10 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.1 Emergency Family Assistance

Do you know why it’s important to make an Emergency Family Assistance Plan? Explore the components of this plan throughout the course, and learn how it relates to the Family Readiness System.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.2 Exceptional Family Member Program

Do you know what the three key components of the Exceptional Family Member Program are? Do you know what makes this program so important to the Family Readiness system? Explore this course to find out how it can help you better support families.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.3 Family Advocacy Program

Are you a MilFam service provider who wants more information on the Family Advocacy Program? Use this course to learn what it is, and how it relates to the Family Readiness System.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.4 Financial Readiness

Are you a MilFam service provider who wants more information on the Financial Readiness Program? Use this course to learn what it is, and how it relates to the Family Readiness System.

Length: 20 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.5 Military Family Lifecycle Transition Support

Use this course to learn about Military Family Lifecycle Transition Support. The programs and services it offers help guide military families through life transitions. Discover how it relates to the Family Readiness System.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.6 Volunteer Coordination

Do you know what volunteer coordination looks like for your branch? Learn how it can help your installation, and how it relates to the Family Readiness System with this course.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.7 Non-medical Counseling

Learn more about non-medical counseling resources in this course. Discover how these services relate to the Family Readiness System.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.8 Employment Readiness Program

Are you a MilFam service provider who wants to learn how the Employment Readiness Program can help you? Use this course to learn what it is, and how it relates to the Family Readiness System.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 3.9 Information & Referral

Do you know what types of information and referral services we offer support service members and their families? Learn about them in this course, and how they relate to the Family Readiness System.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers

MilFam Programs 101 - 4.0 Guide To Military Standards

Are the services you offer up to standard? Review quality standards that help you measure and improve a Family Program’s effectiveness. Discover how these standards impact other Family Programs.

Length: 30-40 minutes
Audience: Service providers