Military Family Advocates Connect with Leaders from Alliance for Children and Families

Oct 25, 2010   //   News  //  No Comments

Panelists from left to right: Doug Bennett, Laura Dempsey, Barbara Thompson, Joyce Wessel Raezer, and Dr. Paula Panzer.

On October 21, 2010, Leadership 18 convened leaders of the military family community at the 2010 Alliance National Conference, hosted in Milwaukee, WI, to lead a panel discussion addressing the key needs of this special population; opportunities for community-based non-profit providers to offer needed services and supports; and specific approaches that are effective in meeting the unique needs of military personnel and their families.

Attendance included: Laura Dempsey, Co-founder & Vice Chair of Blue Star Families; Dr. Paula G. Panzer, Director of Martha K. Selig Educational Institute & Center for Trauma Program Innovation, Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services; Barbara Thompson, Director, Office of Family Policy/Children & Youth, Office of Secretary of Defense, Military Community & Family Policy; Joyce Wessel Raezer, Executive Director, National Military Family Association; and Peg Whalen, Director of Evaluation & Research Services, Alliance for Children and Families.

Please click below to view the panelists’ presentations:

2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey – Laura Dempsey

Military Family Support – Barbara Thompson

Children on the Homefront: The Experience of Children from Military Families – Joyce Wessel Raezer

Working with Veterans -Dr. Paula Panzer

Through the Military Family Initiative, Leadership 18 continues to create opportunities to connect military family leaders with the non-profit community. We’re sharing knowledge and collaborating at the highest levels to help more people gain access to quality services.