Military Families Learning Network

The purpose of the Military Families Learning Network is to serve military family service professionals. MFLN is part of a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and Dept. of Defense (DoD) partnership and comprised of various concentration areas. MFLN’s mission is to engage online communities of professionals and disseminate information surrounding best practices, evidence-based research, training materials, and programming efforts.

Family Development Team

The Family Development Team (housed in the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Valdosta State University) aims to provide professionals with online resources and information supporting work with military families. Our focus connects largely to early intervention, family strengthening, family violence prevention and treatment. We welcome you to explore and connect with us on this online community.

Meet our team 

Our purpose is to serve military family service professionals in the area of family development. We have developed an online community of resources and information designed to support this important work.

Get better acquainted with the individuals you help provide these resources for you by clicking here.


Our webinar topics focus on the important work service professionals do with military families. We invite you to participate in our upcoming webinars and offer various continuing education opportunities for live and archived webinars (for up to one year after the live date). Types of CEUs offered: MFLN Family Development provides CEUs through the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. These educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist licensees. The UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work is an approved CEU provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma. However, participants are encouraged to check with their stats' latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CEU rules. 

  • Our webinars are open to the public in addition to Department of Defense (DoD) employees.

  • REGISTRATION IS required.

  • For a list of upcoming and archived webinars, click here.

  • To receive email notifications about upcoming Family Development and other MFLN webinars, or for more information concerning webinars and CEUs, contact us at:


We invite you to take a look at a list of archived blogs. Blog topics consist of the information helpful to professionals that work with military families.

  • You can access our blog site here.


The Family Development team invites you to explore our resources page. We’ve compiled links to various books, journal articles, videos and websites that can be useful for service professionals who work with military families.

You can access our Resources site here.

Family Development is part of the larger Military Families Learning Network (MFLN). MFLN offers other concentration areas including: Military Caregiving, Personal Finance, Community Capacity Building, Family TransitionsNetwork Literacy, and Nutrition & Wellness.