Resource Review: Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness


  • Kirk Bloir Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development



military families, readiness and resilience, military serving professionals, military programming, program effectiveness


Youth-serving professionals have unique opportunities to help support military families in promoting positive youth development. The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness provides information, resources, and tools on effective programs and practices youth development professionals, schools, and communities can use to help support military families. It is a comprehensive, trusted, easy-to-navigate source of evidence-based and evidence-informed resources, technical assistance, and support that helps professionals who support military families do that work more effectively.

Author Biography

Kirk Bloir, Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development

Assistant Professor

Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development


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Clary, C., & Ferrari, T. (2015). Communication, coping, and connections: campers’ and parents’ perspectives of self-efficacy and benefits of participation in deployment support camps. Journal of Youth Development, 10(2), 31-54.

Continuum of Evidence: Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. (n.d.).

Defense Manpower Data Center. (2019, November). Number of military and DoD appropriated fund (APF) civilian personnel permanently assigned by duty location and service/component. DRS # 103763.

Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy. (2018). 2018 Demographics: Profile of the military community.

Ferrari, T. (2015). Considerations for creating successful camps for military families. Journal of Extension, 49(5), Article 5IAW6.

Hawkins, S., Condon, A., Hawkins, J., Liu, K., Ramirez, Y., Nihill, M., & Tolins, J. (2018). What we know about military family readiness: Evidence from 2006-2017. Research Facilitation Laboratory, Army Analytics Group, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army.

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Mogil, C., Heiselberg, M. H., Clement, A., & Nielsen, A. B. S. (2019). Programs for children in military families. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 5(S2), 97-115.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019). Strengthening the military family readiness system for a changing American society. The National Academies Press.

Sullivan, R. M., Cozza, S. J., & Dougherty, J. G. (2019). Children of military families. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, 28(3), 337-348.






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