The MFLN Community Capacity Building concentration supports Military Service Members through programs, research, and evaluation in the communities in which they reside. 

The CCB Training is hosted on My Training Hub. Information and instructions on accessing the training is available at militaryfamilies.extension.org/community-capacity-building 


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 MLFN Community Capacity Building

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The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) connects Military family service providers and Cooperative Extension professionals to professional development in a number of topic areas. 

MFLN offers certificates of completion and/or continuing education credits for many of our archived webinars.  The MFLN archived webinar listing indicates which event offers certificates of completion, and/or professional association accreditations, such as NASW CEUs, Fincert, AFCPE, etc.

Questions about topics? Visit our concentration areas to learn more information about specific topics and related continuing education opportunities.

There is rising interest in local foods as a way to stimulate community economic development  while also contributing to local farm viability, healthy eating habits among consumers, and community food security and resilience. Despite these trends, those working in local foods, and those interested in future work in local foods, often have not received formal training about interdisciplinary, systems approaches and existing research in this emerging field. In order to address this gap, this course will provide participants with an overview of local food systems research, as well as resources to support translation of research into practice using interdisciplinary, systems approaches.

For more information or to enroll please contact Joanna Lelekacs, North Carolina State University,at joanna_lelekacs@ncsu.edu

There is rising interest in local foods as a way to stimulate community economic development  while also contributing to local farm viability, healthy eating habits among consumers, and community food security and resilience. Despite these trends, those working in local foods, and those interested in future work in local foods, often have not received formal training about interdisciplinary, systems approaches and existing research in this emerging field. In order to address this gap, this course will provide participants with an overview of local food systems research, as well as resources to support translation of research into practice using interdisciplinary, systems approaches.

For more information or to enroll please contact Joanna Lelekacs, North Carolina State University,at joanna_lelekacs@ncsu.edu

La Crianza Compartida para el Éxito de los Hijos, es una clase educativa imparcial, basada en la investigación, diseñada para ayudar a los padres que se están separando o divorciando, a lidiar con el divorcio y la custodia. Los padres aprenden a responder a las preguntas de los niños y a mantener a sus hijos protegidos y separados del conflicto de sus padres. La Crianza Compartida para el Éxito de los Hijos fortalece las habilidades de comunicación para mejorar las interacciones con los niños y el otro padre. El objetivo de la clase es que los padres aprendan a desarrollar una crianza compartida respetuosa, receptiva y responsable.

Para más información, haga contacto a través del correo: parenting@unl.edu o haga una llamada gratuita al (855) 308-8037 (Si nadie responde deje un mensaje y le devolveremos la llamada).

Crianza compartida: Guía del usuario
Lista de recursos para la crianza compartida

Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer children’s questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills to improve interactions with children and the other parent. The goal of Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is to develop respectful, responsive, and responsible Co-Parents.

For information contact: OSUparenting@unl.edu or Toll free (855) 308-8037 (If no one answers leave a message and we will call you back).

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Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer children’s questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills to improve interactions with children and the other parent. The goal of Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is to develop respectful, responsive, and responsible Co-Parents.

For information or to enroll please email purdueparenting@unl.edu or call toll free (855) 308-8037.  If no one answers leave a message for a call back.


La Crianza Compartida para el Éxito de los Hijos, es una clase educativa imparcial, basada en la investigación, diseñada para ayudar a los padres que se están separando o divorciando, a lidiar con el divorcio y la custodia. Los padres aprenden a responder a las preguntas de los niños y a mantener a sus hijos protegidos y separados del conflicto de sus padres. La Crianza Compartida para el Éxito de los Hijos fortalece las habilidades de comunicación para mejorar las interacciones con los niños y el otro padre. El objetivo de la clase es que los padres aprendan a desarrollar una crianza compartida respetuosa, receptiva y responsable.

Para más información, haga contacto a través del correo: parenting@unl.edu o haga una llamada gratuita al (855) 308-8037 (Si nadie responde deje un mensaje y le devolveremos la llamada).

Crianza compartida: Guía del usuario
Lista de recursos para la crianza compartida

Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is an unbiased, research-based education class designed to help separating and divorcing parents cope with divorce and custody. Parents learn to answer children’s questions and keep their children safe and out of their conflict. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids strengthens communication skills to improve interactions with children and the other parent. The goal of Co-Parenting for Successful Kids is to develop respectful, responsive, and responsible Co-Parents.

For information contact: parenting@unl.edu or Toll free (855) 308-8037 (If no one answers leave a message and we will call you back).


Mecklenburg Extension Master Food Volunteer Training is for Extension Master Food Volunteers who are registered in Mecklenburg County North Carolina?  Participants in the course will learn the history of Extension, History of FCS, Food Systems, Nutrition, Food Safety and Teaching Strategies.  For more information contact:  Kristin Davis, MA, LMFTA, Extension Agent, NC State University, Kristin_Davis@ncsu.edu

4-H Family Discovery is an online course with one lesson per month starting in September 2015 and going through June 2016.  Participants, such as 4-H families and others interested in preserving their family history will learn how to start keeping track of family genealogy and folklore.

For more information or to enroll please contact:  Janine Sutter, 4-H Agent Pickens County SC, Clemson University, jsutter@clemson.edu

All 4 Kids is a self-directed course designed for PK-1 teachers. The course is a train-the-trainer course that will provide class activities and resource to the PK-1 teachers. The participant will learn how to deliver the All 4 Kids physical activity, nutrition and health program lessons to their students. The All 4 Kids program has been developed to teach children about being active, eating healthy and living healthy at any shape or size in an effort to stem early childhood obesity and other health related diseases. For more information contact Anne Lindsay, at All_4_Kids@unce.unr.edu

Building Financial Stability is for residents in Hillsborough County enrolled in the Family Empowerment Program and required to take a personal finance class.

For more information contact:  Lisa Leslie, University of Florida/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension, lesliel@hillsboroughcounty.org or (813) 744- 5519 ext.54143

Welcome to the Children's Book Database for early learning and care providers. The EABCC team has reviewed booklists, databases, and children's literature reviews to identify books that you can use to address the social/emotional needs of children in your care and that reflect the unique experiences of military connected children. Each book entry includes a summary, suggested uses and a discussion forum where you can share your ideas, activities, and passion for children's literature. If you have questions contact Jane Lanigan, Washington State University Vancouver at jlanigan@vancouver.wsu.edu.

The purpose of Documenting Children’s Learning is to learn how to document children’s learning through observation and to prepare for in-person training offered by Nebraska Extension.

For more information contact Katie Krause, UNL Extension, katie.krause@unl.edu

For technical assistance please contact campushelp@extension.org

Welcome to the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care database of hands-on activities. Here you will find hundreds of hands-on, ready-to-do activities especially designed to help young children of different ages learn, develop, and flourish. The activities are designed for child care providers, parents, grandparents, and anyone else who works with children. For more information visit http://www.extension.org/child_care

El Entrenamiento de Seguridad de Alimentos para Trabajadores del Servicio de Alimentos es un curso en línea en el que los participantes aprenderán Seguridad de Alimentos al preparar y servir comida al público. El propósito de éste entrenamiento es reducir el número de violaciones de alto riesgo en los establecimientos de servicio de alimentos al incrementar el conocimiento de los trabajadores del servicio de alimentos acerca de la seguridad de los alimentos.

Para ver los controles de navegación dentro del sitio del curso en otro idioma, haga clic en el menú desplegable en la parte superior de la página y seleccione un idioma preferido. Puede modificar el idioma preferido en cualquier momento. Al final del curso, usted puede imprimir el certificado en cualquier idioma al cambiar esta opción de idioma.

Para más información contacte: Eileen Haraminac, Extensión de la Universidad del Estado de Michigan en  haramin2@anr.msu.edu o a  Jeannie Nichols, Extensión de la Universidad del Estado de Michigan en nicho115@anr.msu.edu.

Para asistencia  técnica por favor contacte: campushelp@extension.org.

Food Safety Training for Food Service Workers is an online course for where participants will learn food safety when preparing and serving food to the public. The purpose of this training is to reduce the number of high-risk violations at food service establishment by increasing the food safety knowledge of food service workers.

For more information contact: Eileen Haraminac, Michigan State University Extension at haramin2@anr.msu.edu or Jeannie Nichols, Michigan State University Extension at nicho115@anr.msu.edu.

食品安全培训是为食品服务工作人员提供的网络课程,参与者将会学到在为公众准备和提供食物时的食品安全知识。这个培训的目的是为了增加食品服务工作人员对食品的安全知识,从而降低食品服务机构高风险违规的数量。

寻求更多信息的联系方式: Eileen Haraminac, 密歇根州立大学分校,邮件 haramin2@anr.msu.edu

或者 Jeannie Nichols, 密歇根州立大学分校, 邮件 nicho115@anr.msu.edu.

寻求技术援助请联系:campushelp@extension.org..

The audience for this course is: The Learning Child Team, Early Childhood Educators who will develop a better understanding of how to use Moodle by taking this course.

For more information or to enroll contact: Katie Fink at  katie.fink@unl.edu 

The ongoing mobilization of National Guard and Reserve forces makes it likely that even child care providers who do not work near a military installation either are currently caring for a military connected child or will care for one in the future. This Military Cultural Competence for Child Care Providers series is designed to help center and family home child care professionals provide culturally competent, responsive care for military families and their children. MFLN 

For more information or to enroll contact Diane W. Bales at dbales@uga.edu

Image Child and MotherThe Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) course was developed by the Michigan State University Extension Children and Youth Institute.  

The course is designed for parents in Michigan of children ages 0-3.  There will be 8 weekly course blocks. 

Upon completion you will learn:

  • Concepts of Temperament and Stress 
  • How to Manage your Feelings 
  • To be Reflective About Feelings
  • How to Respond to Your Child's Feelings
  • How to Manage Conflicts and Frustrations
  • How to Handle Tantrums
  • Build a Solid Foundation (Tie it All Together)

For more information or to enroll please contact Alan Pilkenton, Michigan State University, at pilkento@msu.edu.

For technical assistance please contact campushelp@extension.org.

Project TRIP:  Transforming Relationships Through Intergenerational Programs is an online course for staff members of both adult and child care service providers interested in implementing intergenerational programs. The purpose of this course is to present emerging best practices associated with intergenerational programs. Intergenerational programs are those that connect younger and older generations to foster positive experiences. Research continues to grow, noting that when successfully delivered, intergenerational programs result in positive health effects, child learning, and appropriate socialization for both young and old. This is a self-paced course.  You may start at any time, and there is no time limit for completion.

For more information or to enroll please contact: 

Shannon Jarrott, Professor of Social Work, The Ohio State University (jarrott.1@osu.edu)  
OR Karen DeBord, Extension Specialist, Family and Human Development, Virginia Tech (kdebord@exchange.vt.edu)

Rockin' Around the Infant Classroom is a self-study component of a larger course for infant teachers in Georgia. Participants will learn new ideas for providing developmentally appropriate care and learning experiences for infants in group child care settings. For more information about this course, contact Dr. Diane Bales at The University of Georgia (dbales@uga.edu).

Safe Home Food Preservation is an online course for rural, remote communities in Southeast Alaska to learn and share current home food preservation methods within their communities. To receive certification, participants complete this online course and attend one, 2-day hands-on Safe Home Food Preservation workshop offered by the UAF Cooperative Extension Service.

Learning Objectives for the course: 

  • To learn to safely preserve foods at home using USDA and Extension tested methods and safe food handling practices.
  • To learn to plan a home food preservation class curriculum for adults and use best teaching practices.
  • To learn to promote the development of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation approved Cottage Food businesses.
  • To learn about credible home food preservation information resources, and when it is necessary to consult these resources.

For more information or to enroll contact: Sarah R-P. Lewis AIA MSW, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, at sarah.lewis@alaska.edu

The Many Faces of Stress for Military Family Caregivers course was designed as a free online course to help family members better understand the multiple ways that providing care for their service member can be stressful and guide caregivers to resources that can help alleviate stress.

The Many Faces of Stress for Military Family Caregivers was created by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Military Program, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Course content is based on research and publications by Rhonda J.V. Montgomery, Ph.D. and Karl D. Kosloski, Ph.D.

 For more information you can contact: Rachel Brauner, Program Coordinator | Military Program | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu | http://agrilife.org/military

The Unique Challenges of Military Caregivers free online course provides insight into the life of military caregivers and identifies challenges they may face. Emphasis is placed on possible resources and supports that professionals can reference or share when working with military caregivers and families. The course was created by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Military Program. Course content was developed by Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., owner of MBP Consulting, LLC and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Extension.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), under Agreement No. 2009-48702-06080. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information or to enroll contact: Rachel Brauner, Program Coordinator | Military Program | Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, at rbrauner@ag.tamu.edu