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Event Support Event Curriculum

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Center for Excellence has teamed with the Penn State Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness to provide our military families with high-quality resources that have been reviewed and considered to be the best of their kind based on several criteria. Each of the resources provided below has been vetted for relevance, organization, ease of use, and resource content. All resources listed are also free to use; however, some of the online resources may require registration to access some of their features.

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Acing the Interview

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of preparing for and learning how to participate in job ... [More]
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Acing the Interview

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of preparing for and learning how to participate in job interviews.

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Address your Stress

[ July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class discusses the basics of stress: what stress is and how stress can affect our minds and bodies. Participants will have ... [More]
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Address your Stress

[ July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class discusses the basics of stress: what stress is and how stress can affect our minds and bodies. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the following coping techniques: relaxation breathing and guided imagery.

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Are You Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment This class discusses planning and preparing for deployment with regard to legal, medical, financial, familial, emergency and civilian workplace matters. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Are You Ready? Being Prepared for Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment

This class discusses planning and preparing for deployment with regard to legal, medical, financial, familial, emergency and civilian workplace matters.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-Deployment This class covers the importance of effective financial planning for deployment and discusses how to identify legal documents, develop spending plans, evaluate savings ... [More]
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Before You Take Off: Financial Planning for Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-Deployment

This class covers the importance of effective financial planning for deployment and discusses how to identify legal documents, develop spending plans, evaluate savings options, and protect oneself from identity theft.

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of a personal support network and discusses how to develop and use a personal support ... [More]
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Building and Strengthening Your Personal Support Network

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of a personal support network and discusses how to develop and use a personal support network.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Creating a Communication Plan for Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment This class covers the importance of effective family communication and discusses how to develop a family communication plan. Class Length: 60 ... [More]
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Creating a Communication Plan for Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment

This class covers the importance of effective family communication and discusses how to develop a family communication plan.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Do You Hear What I Mean?

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of effective communication and discusses how to improve communication skills. Class Length: 45 ... [More]
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Do You Hear What I Mean?

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of effective communication and discusses how to improve communication skills.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Experiencing Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class examines common characteristics and feelings experienced by Service members and loved ones and considers strategies to ... [More]
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Experiencing Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class examines common characteristics and feelings experienced by Service members and loved ones and considers strategies to help participants effectively navigate pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment transitions.

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Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities

[July 2021] Post Deployment This class covers the challenges of reintegration from the perspective of Service members and family members and discusses communication strategies for overcoming ... [More]
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Family Communication around Household Roles and Responsibilities

[July 2021] Post Deployment

This class covers the challenges of reintegration from the perspective of Service members and family members and discusses communication strategies for overcoming roadblocks during renegotiation of household roles and responsibilities.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Financial Literacy – Borrowing and Saving Basics

[July 2021] This class covers recommended borrowing and saving practices and discusses how to apply best practices related to borrowing and ... [More]
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Financial Literacy – Borrowing and Saving Basics

[July 2021]

This class covers recommended borrowing and saving practices and discusses how to apply best practices related to borrowing and saving.

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Financial Literacy – Investing for Beginners

[July 2021] This class covers the importance of and concepts related to ... [More]
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Financial Literacy – Investing for Beginners

[July 2021]

This class covers the importance of and concepts related to investing.

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Finding Balance

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of goal-setting as a means to increase personal satisfaction and achieve a more balanced ... [More]
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Finding Balance

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of goal-setting as a means to increase personal satisfaction and achieve a more balanced life.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Health Matters

[July 2021] This class will discuss the current recommendations made by the U.S. Department of Health for adults regarding nutrition, physical activity, and sleep in connection to the key roles ... [More]
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Health Matters

[July 2021]

This class will discuss the current recommendations made by the U.S. Department of Health for adults regarding nutrition, physical activity, and sleep in connection to the key roles these components play in one’s overall health and well-being.

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Just Breathe

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class presents breathing exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-based benefits ... [More]
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Just Breathe

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class presents breathing exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-based benefits of using breathing exercises to support mental, physical, and overall well-being. Participants will also have opportunities to practice a few breathing techniques and leave with tips and resources to continue using the learned techniques at home.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Launching an Effective Job Search

[July 2021] Pre-deployment or Post Deployment This class teaches participants how to identify target jobs based on their transferable skills and discusses how participants can effectively search for ... [More]
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Launching an Effective Job Search

[July 2021] Pre-deployment or Post Deployment

This class teaches participants how to identify target jobs based on their transferable skills and discusses how participants can effectively search for jobs. Participants engage in self-reflection exercises to help clarify and solidify their interests, skills, and abilities relevant to target jobs.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Legal Considerations for Deployment

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment This class covers the importance of making sure legal documents are up-to-date and discusses Powers of Attorney (POA), wills, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act ... [More]
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Legal Considerations for Deployment

[ Oct 2019] Pre-deployment

This class covers the importance of making sure legal documents are up-to-date and discusses Powers of Attorney (POA), wills, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). These topics need to be addressed by Service members and their eligible family members as they prepare for deployment.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Long Distance Co-parenting

[April 2019] Pre-deployment This class covers the importance of a positive co-parenting team and discusses how to co-parent from a distance. Class Length: 60 ... [More]
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Long Distance Co-parenting

[April 2019] Pre-deployment

This class covers the importance of a positive co-parenting team and discusses how to co-parent from a distance.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Make Your Money Matter: Use a Budget

[Nov 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the benefits of budgeting and the steps for creating and using a budget. Class Length: 60 ... [More]
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Make Your Money Matter: Use a Budget

[Nov 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the benefits of budgeting and the steps for creating and using a budget.

Class Length: 60 minutes

 

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Meditation: How Training Your Mind Can Turn Down the Volume on Stress

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class explores meditation as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of ... [More]
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Meditation: How Training Your Mind Can Turn Down the Volume on Stress

[March 2020] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class explores meditation as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of meditation for the brain, body, and overall well-being. Participants will also have an opportunity to try a brief meditation practice and they will leave with tips and resources to set up a home meditation practice.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Move the Body and Relax the Mind

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class explores mind-body exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed ... [More]
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Move the Body and Relax the Mind

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class explores mind-body exercises as a tool to help manage stress. Participants will learn about the evidence-informed benefits of using exercises, including yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, to help support mental, physical, and overall well-being. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice a few simple movements and leave with tips and resources to explore and to develop the practices discussed.

Class Length: 50 minutes

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Networking for Employment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class covers the importance of networking and discusses methods to expand a network of contacts as a primary job search ... [More]
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Networking for Employment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of networking and discusses methods to expand a network of contacts as a primary job search strategy.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Positive Parenting

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class describes the importance of positive parenting and explains positive parenting and discipline techniques. Diverse ... [More]
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Positive Parenting

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class describes the importance of positive parenting and explains positive parenting and discipline techniques. Diverse developmental needs that are important to various age groups will be discussed, and the participant will be able to take the skills learned and apply them to his or her parenting.

Class length: 75 minutes

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Reintegration: How I See It

[July 2021] Post deployment In this class, participants will compare and contrast feelings commonly experienced by Service members, family members, and coworkers during reintegration and discuss ... [More]
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Reintegration: How I See It

[July 2021] Post deployment

In this class, participants will compare and contrast feelings commonly experienced by Service members, family members, and coworkers during reintegration and discuss tips to facilitate successful reintegration.

Class Length: 45-60 minutes

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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

[July 2021] Post Deployment This class covers the areas that need to be addressed when renegotiating a new normal after deployment and provides time for attendees to start developing a plan for ... [More]
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Renegotiating a New Normal after Deployment

[July 2021] Post Deployment

This class covers the areas that need to be addressed when renegotiating a new normal after deployment and provides time for attendees to start developing a plan for successful reintegration.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment This class presents resume writing essentials to empower participants to write an effective resume – one that will be favorably ... [More]
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Resume Essentials: Crafting an Effective Resume

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

This class presents resume writing essentials to empower participants to write an effective resume – one that will be favorably received by recruiters. Participants will receive an inside look at what recruiters value and the process they use in reviewing resumes and selecting candidates. Participants will also learn about four resume formats and suggestions for when to use each format.

Class Length: 50 – 60 minutes

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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

[July 2021] Post Deployment This class covers the importance of understanding the various feelings a Service member may have when he or she returns to a civilian job after deployment and discusses ... [More]
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Returning to a Civilian Job after Deployment

[July 2021] Post Deployment

This class covers the importance of understanding the various feelings a Service member may have when he or she returns to a civilian job after deployment and discusses useful tips to help the Service member anticipate difficulties, address certain situations, and reintegrate into the office environment.

Class Length: 30-45 minutes

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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment This class introduces USERRA and the responsibilities of both the employer and the Service member. It includes the creation of a communication plan for the Service member ... [More]
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Talking to Your Employer about Deployment

[July 2021] Pre-deployment

This class introduces USERRA and the responsibilities of both the employer and the Service member. It includes the creation of a communication plan for the Service member to utilize with his or her employer.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

[July 2021] Post Deployment  This class helps teens understand the differences between good stress and bad stress and recognize the sources of good stress and bad stress in their own lives with ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Managing Stress During Reintegration

[July 2021] Post Deployment

 This class helps teens understand the differences between good stress and bad stress and recognize the sources of good stress and bad stress in their own lives with regard to reintegration with a deployed parent. The class also teaches teens effective ways for coping with stress that is related to reintegration.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

[July 2021] Post Deployment  In this class, participants will discuss the challenges that they and their family members face as a deployed parent reintegrates and will identify skills and ... [More]
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Teen Tips – Reintegration with a Deployed Parent

[July 2021] Post Deployment

 In this class, participants will discuss the challenges that they and their family members face as a deployed parent reintegrates and will identify skills and strategies they can use to facilitate reintegration for themselves and their family members.

Class Length: 45 minutes

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Understanding and Healing from Military Trauma

[July 2021] This class discusses the basics of military trauma and will examine and consider the types of trauma that can occur during military service, the prevalence of trauma among individuals ... [More]
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Understanding and Healing from Military Trauma

[July 2021]

This class discusses the basics of military trauma and will examine and consider the types of trauma that can occur during military service, the prevalence of trauma among individuals who are serving or have served, and the short- and long-term impacts of trauma.

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Understanding and Reducing Anger

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment Participants will define anger and learn facts about anger, including what triggers anger and how to handle their anger in various ... [More]
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Understanding and Reducing Anger

[July 2021] Pre-deployment, During Deployment, or Post Deployment

Participants will define anger and learn facts about anger, including what triggers anger and how to handle their anger in various situations. Using the Anger Episode Model as a tool for understanding anger, participants will discuss three skills to reduce and manage anger and examine positive and negative short-term and long-term outcomes, problem-solving techniques, and solutions.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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Understanding Moral Injury

[July 2021] During Deployment or Post Deployment This class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury. Participants will learn about common characteristics of and feelings and ... [More]
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Understanding Moral Injury

[July 2021] During Deployment or Post Deployment

This class introduces helpful information concerning moral injury. Participants will learn about common characteristics of and feelings and consequences associated with moral injury, and they will discover strategies they could use to help them heal and recover from moral injury.

Class Length: 60 minutes

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