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 Valdosta State University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program) 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: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy.

  • 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.

  • For more information on how to obtain NASW and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy CE credits, click here.

  • For more information or questions surrounding webinars contact us at:

  • To receive email notifications about upcoming Family Development and other MFLN webinars, sign up for our Email Mailing List here.


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.

  • Feel free to contact us if you have topic ideas to recommend at:


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.