COLLEGE STATION — A free webinar about military family caregivers will be presented at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 10 by the Military Families Learning Network through an agreement with the Defense Department and in association with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Military Program.
The webinar, “Military Caregivers: Commonalities and Differences Shed Light on Individuality,” will be presented by Dr. Mary Brintnall-Peterson, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and owner of MBP Consulting, LLC in Albany, Wis.
“This free webinar is designed for Department of Defense military professionals who work with family caregivers of wounded, ill or disabled service members,” said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension Military Program — Wounded Warrior project coordinator, College Station.
“The webinar will explain the commonalities and differences of military caregivers, so professionals have a better understanding of the military caregiver’s individual needs. But even though the webinar is designed for professional military caregivers, other caregivers and interested members of the public are invited to participate.”
Brintnall-Peterson has more than 20 years of experience addressing caregiver issues. For the past five years, she has focused on the needs and challenges of military caregivers.
AgriLife Extension also has developed a series of educational materials related to military caregiving, which can be found at http://www.extension.org/pages/60576. The Military Families Learning Network’s Military Family Caregiving site provides an Operation Learn section that includes webinars, videos and online lessons, as well as tips for caregivers and additional caregiving resources.
For more information on the webinar, go to https://learn.extension.org/events/1214.