Thiago, the alternative to Pogba

first_imgThe priority in the next transfer market for Juventus will be the hiring of a guarantee midfielder. The output of Emre Can to the Borussia Dortmund leave a vacancy that you want to fill with a player who is going to be very titular. The first option is Paul Pogba, whose agent, Mino Raiola, has repeatedly acknowledged that the Manchester United player would like to return to Turin. The French player still has one year of contract plus another optional by the club, but given the circumstances (environment, results, performance, injuries …) it does not seem that he will continue playing in Old trafford. In addition, although now it seems to have lost strength, there is the interest of Real Madrid. The logical thing would be for Manchester United to try to recover part of Paul Pogba’s investment with a sale, but if Juve is not the highest bidder, Thiago remains in the bedroom and could be sold before his contract expires and goes free. 6 In any case, Juventus is prepared in case the script does not follow its course, as it indicates Daily Mail. And that is why they have a plan B. This is Thiago Alcántara, from Bayern Munich. The midfielder has just signed up next season and the club is still unclear what to do with him. The 28-year-old is very dear in Germany and seems to have regained its best level, although they are aware that a renewal could mean an increase in the amount close to 15 million euros, something that throws back the Bavarian entity considering that it plans to undertake large signings in summer (talk about Leroy Sané or Kai Havertz). A series* Data updated as of February 20, 2020 6last_img read more

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Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam

first_imgFive-time major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the US Open.The move by the US Tennis Association (USTA) comes after Sharapova, ranked 148th this week, was rejected for a wildcard spot into the French Open and missed Wimbledon with a thigh injury.ADVERTISEMENT PH bags silver medal in men’s sepak takraw Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and was suspended by the International Tennis Federation, a ban that ended in April.Since then, Sharapova has needed wildcards to get into tournaments, drawing criticism from some fellow professionals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping program was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process,” the USTA said in a statement.“Consistent with past practice, a wildcard was provided to a past US champion who needed the wildcard for entry into the main draw. Previous US Open champions who have received US Open main draw wildcards include Martina Hingis, Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin del Potro.” Former world number one Sharapova won the 2006 US Open as well as Wimbledon in 2014, the 2008 Australian Open and the 2012 and 2014 French Opens.Sharapova will also speak to youth about the benefits of the anti-doping program and the need for players to be vigilant about the banned substance list, something she admitted not doing when she did not catch meldonium being added to the ban list in 2016.“Additionally, Sharapova has volunteered to speak to young tennis players at the USTA national campus about the importance of the tennis anti-doping program and the personal responsibility each player has to comply with the program’s requirements,” the USTA said.Sharapova has shaken off criticism from rival players about wildcards and the French Open snub, tweeting after being denied a spot at Roland Garros, “If this is what it takes to rise up again, then I am in it all the way, everyday. No words, games or actions will ever stop me from reaching my own dreams. And I have many.”Players in Cincinnati for this week’s WTA event welcomed Sharapova back into Grand Slam tennis.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “I’m sure this is a great moment for her to have an opportunity to be back to a place where she has done so well,” ninth-ranked Venus Williams said.World number six dismissed any notion it would be wrong to give Sharapova a wildcard, saying, “Either way it’s not a controversy. I don’t have a problem with that.”Sharapova has withdrawn from US Open warm-up tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati the past two weeks after suffering a left forearm injury at Stanford.In her first US match since March 2015, Sharapova defeated American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 at Stanford.But in the triumph, Sharapova suffered the forearm injury that has sidelined her since, even after arriving in Cincinnati hopeful of playing as a wildcard in the final major tuneup before the US Open.“Following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Reyes says Australia’s Kickert ‘triggered the brawl’ after hit on Pogoy

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes blamed Australia’s Daniel Kickert for instigating the ugly fight in the third quarter of their Fiba World Cup Qualifier on Monday night.Reyes said Kickert had been hitting several Gilas players even before the game tipped off and the big man’s forearm to the face of Roger Pogoy was the one that sparked the free-for-all at the 4:01 mark of the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial SBP vice chair Robbie Puno says Gilas ‘a united team’ after fight vs Aussies “We already restrained the players before the game we already told them, ‘Don’t mind them, focus on the game’ when Kickert did all of those things at the start during the warmup line. But when he did that in the third quarter it was hard to restrain them anymore.”The video of the fight that also shows several fans participating is already making rounds on social media.Kickers was also tossed with three other Aussies namely Thon Maker, Nathan Sobey and Christopher Goulding.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “It’s unfortunate. We didn’t want that to happen. It’s absolutely unacceptable, but the reality is, Kickert was hitting our players during the warmups,” Reyes told reporters after the game. “He hit Carl Bryan Cruz, he hit Matthew Wright, he hit Pogoy and he hit Calvin Abueva during the warmups.”“So when he did that, the foul of Pogoy on Goulding was called a foul, an offensive foul, it was a basketball play but he was the one who came in and he decked Pogoy for the fifth time,” he added. “You can’t expect to do that to a team for five times and not expect to retaliate so that’s what happened. Unfortunately, that triggered the brawl.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownReyes also said Gilas is ready to face possible repercussions that saw nine of its players ejected, including Pogoy.“It’s up to Fiba in the end but we need to face those consequences. It is what it is, but like I said, the one thing that they have to know about this team is that we’re not gonna back down,” he said. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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UNICEF finds 47.5% of children under 16 living in poverty in Guyana

first_imgWith 36 per cent of the country living in poverty, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has foundthat 47.5 per cent of children 16 years old and younger are living in poverty in Guyana.According to the UNICEF Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Guyana 2016, “poverty in Guyana has a child’s face,” revealing that the poverty number from 2006 shows that younger age cohorts have a significantly higher poverty headcount than older ones.It stated that 33.7 per cent of young people aged 16 to 25 years lived in poverty in 2006, while almost half of all children aged 16 and below were poor (47.5 per cent) in 2006. It indicated that data on child poverty was not disaggregated for different ethnicities, regions and/or areas of the country.In addition, the analysis pointed to the fact that the 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) did not calculate poverty rates for the country but used a quintile wealth index to differentiate wealth across households, from poorest to richest and the survey confirmed two main disparities in Guyana: the difference between rural and urban, and the difference between coastal and interior regions.The report stated that while 13 per cent of the population living in the urban areas could be considered poor, the number is raised to 22.5 per cent in rural areas. “As a matter of fact, almost 44 per cent of the population in rural areas would be living in the two smaller wealth quintiles, in comparison to 30 per cent in the urban areas”.According to the last official poverty measurement survey in 2006, 36.1 per cent of the population in the country was living in poverty, including 18.6 percent that were living in extreme poverty.The 2006 measurements confirmed that poverty and extreme poverty were stronger in the interior areas of the country, and were uneven if regions were taken into consideration.Poverty is massiveThe report emphasised that out of all poor people in the country, most of them were living in areas categorised as rural coastal, followed by urban areas and rural interior. It noted that due to the population distribution in the country, most of the poor people would be living in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); nonetheless, in percentage terms, poverty is massive in Regions Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), One (Barima-Waini) and Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), where more than 70 per cent of the population living in those areas were considered poor.It stated that one of the challenges in calculating poverty in Guyana is to find a measurement that can encompass different cultures and lifestyles which are present in the country.According to the 2015 World Development Report, children living in poverty experience greater levels of environmental and psychosocial stressors than their higher-income counterparts and that stress and adversity in the first years of life can permanently constrict the development of physical and mental capacities throughout adulthood.“Furthermore, children from disadvantaged families are less likely to receive consistent support and guidance from responsive caregivers. They are also likely to have had less opportunity to develop the critical skills – including skills in controlling their impulses, understanding the perspectives of other people, and focusing attention – that are important for engaging effectively with teachers and other children, paying attention in class, completing assignments, and behaving appropriately,” the UNICEF report added.Guyana has signed onto the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advance on the Millennium Development Goals call to end poverty. “This time the SDGs on its Target 1.2 openly indicate that poverty must be reduced among women and children,” the report said.UNICEF recommends following SDG Targets 1.1 and 1.242, to develop and implement a methodology to yearly measure poverty and vulnerabilities, capturing the different cultural peculiarities in the country. “The method should allow for monitoring poverty at national level, and at the same time disaggregate poverty for different ages, regions, geographical areas and ethnicities. The method for monitoring poverty should clearly define child poverty, and should adopt a multidimensional measure that complements the monetary method,” the report stressed.It added that the country should take into consideration strengthening support to families in situations of vulnerability, in particular single-parent families through systematic, long-term policies and programmes to ensure access to social services and sustainable income opportunities.Although Guyana is considered an upper middle-income country, it is the third poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, after Haiti and Nicaragua. Unemployment is high and it is particularly concerning for the young population, which represents more than 60 per cent of Guyana’s population. Since 2002, youth unemployment has been consistently higher than 30 per cent and is currently estimated to be about 40 per cent.last_img read more

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Gopaul’s grip slackens on National Junior title

first_imgOut of a pool of 29 prospective champions, 7 players advanced to the 6th round of the National Junior Championships held on Sunday last at the National Aquatic Centre at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.Defending National Junior Chess Champion Joshua Gopaul set out to defend his title, but didn’t have the best of starts, losing his first two games. However, he still remains in contention to retain the title, but must be flawless in the rounds to come.In the first round, he played the talented Ethan Lee, Marian Academy’s top chess player, to whom he lost. In the second round, Gopaul played the number one contender for the championships, Andre Jagnandan, and found himself on the losing side again.Other highlights in round two saw a fine start by the young and ruthless lone female in the tournament, Chelsea Juma, who battled to a stalemate against Lee.After 2 rounds, only 3 persons were left standing on two points. They were Jagnandan, Ghansham Allijohn and Rajiv Lee, who topped the qualifiers.The competition will continue this Sunday as 5 more rounds remain.last_img read more

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Passenger claims driver charged with phone offence was “scratching his ear”

first_imgA passenger in the car of a man charged with holding a mobile phone claims the driver must have been scratching his ear.Owen Hendrick was stopped by Gardai at Oldtown in Letterkenny at 6pm on November 28th last. Gardai told Letterkenny District Court that they spotted Hendrick holding his right red phone to his ear from a vantage point.However, when they pulled Hendrick in he denied using the phone or even having it in his hand but claimed it was in his pocket.Judge Paul Kelly reminded the accused man of Meadowbank Park in Letterkenny that it was an offence to hold the phone while driving and not just using it.Mr Hendrick denied the allegation and said he had a screenshot of his call log to prove he was not on the phone at that time.The accused man, who represented himself, called his passenger Stephen McGrory to give evidence.Mr McGrory said his friend was never on the phone and claimed “He must have been scratching his ear or something when the Gardai thought he was on his phone.”Judge Kelly said there was some doubt about what actually happened and he was dismissing the charge.Passenger claims driver charged with phone offence was “scratching his ear” was last modified: September 24th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalearletterkennyphonesc ratchlast_img read more

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JENNINGS STAKES HER CLAIM TO OLYMPIC PLACE WITH SUPERB MARATHON RUN

first_imgIt looks like Donegal has another athlete going to the Olympics in London this summer.Letterkenny’s Catriona Jennings has just recorded a time of 2.36.14 for the Rotterdam marathon.The well-known athlete, from Hawthorn Heights, was running in just her second marathon. The time is well inside the qualifying time of 2.37 for the Olympic Games.However the news may pose a dilemma for another Donegal athlete, Maria McCambridge, who also recently qualified for London.Maria’s time was outside of Sinead’s unofficial time today.It is believed the Irish Olympic Committee are to meet to discuss their selection in the coming weeks. They will take a number of factors into account including times, recent performances and medical history.As it stands both Donegal athletes have made the qualifying time.   JENNINGS STAKES HER CLAIM TO OLYMPIC PLACE WITH SUPERB MARATHON RUN was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:catriona jenningsletterkennyMaria McCambridgelast_img read more

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The Science of Thanksgiving

first_imgShould science tread into areas of virtue?  Here’s how a science news entry begins: “Rather than rolling your eyes when it’s your turn to bow your head and give thanks, try being grateful. The result just might be good for you. From boosting your mood to improving your relationships, research shows that being thankful is good for your health.”Right off the bat, an unusual article on Live Science assumes most people will roll their eyes at a thanksgiving prayer (meaning, this is stupid).  That reveals a strong reporter bias.  But then, the editors at Live Science assume science can turn a virtue into a self-serving goal: improving one’s own health.  If you pretend to be thankful just to improve your own health, are you really being thankful?Live Science is only echoing what Steve Toepfer of Kent State University thinks about the pragmatic benefits of gratitude.  The self-serving end of his prescription is clear in the if-then statement: “If you are looking to increase your well-being through intentional activities, take 15 minutes three times over three weeks and write letters of gratitude to someone,” he said.  But even if this activity results in measurable improvements in health and happiness by a scientist, it still begs the question of whether it is really thankfulness.  And what if the opening paragraph really advised praying thankfully instead of rolling one’s eyes at the blessing before the feast?Suggested prayer for the secular self-serving follower of Toepfer: “Dear whatever is out there, I know you don’t exist, and this activity is dumb, but a scientist says it is good for my health, so I’m going to pretend to be thankful just to improve my well-being.  So thank me, thank me, thank me, I really appreciate me.”Suggested letter for the same: “Dear grandma, I really care about me, so I’m doing this exercise for my benefit.  Dr. Toepfer, a scientist at Kent State, said my gratitude letter can’t be trivial, so I’m trying real hard to be honest here, but honestly, I can’t think of anything I’m thankful for except myself.  Sorry to take up your time, but I’ll let you know if this 15-minute-a-week plan makes me feel better.”Being thankful means getting your mind off yourself.  Don’t let a scientist trick you with vain words.  True thankfulness can only come from a heart that acknowledges its Creator.  The reason God is angry is that his creatures do not acknowledge Him as God, and are not thankful (Romans 1:21).  So to even start being thankful, you have to acknowledge your Maker as God.  If you haven’t yet done that, Thanksgiving Day is a great time to enter the narrow gate.  Drop your selfish baggage, admit your sin, acknowledge your Creator, and accept the sacrifice of his Son on the cross for your guilt.  Once you appreciate the depth of love your God has displayed for you (Romans 5:1-11), it’s guaranteed to make you thankful (2 Cor 9:15).  Any joy you will feel in your own heart, and any improvements to your health and well-being, will be mere by-products of a far greater goal: blessing God and others by your real, true, thankfulness.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Field Talk: A Q&A with Providers Supporting Military Families

first_imgDiPietro-Wells, R. (2015). Field Talk: A Q&AField Talk is a monthly blog post sharing the voices of early childhood providers who serve or have served military families of young children with disabilities (birth to 5 years old).  We hope you find it to be educational, personable, and encouraging.This month we talked with Dora, MS, CCC-SLP.  Dora is a speech pathologist and currently serve children with a variety of needs including autism, cochlear implants, apraxia, phonological disorders, and language disorders.  She currently is employed by a Children’s Hospital, which is part of a large University Health Care system. In this position she serves children in an outpatient therapy center which provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy to children from birth through age 18.  This interview has been edited for length and clarity.What’s your favorite part of your current job?I enjoy being part of a team of therapists who focus on the whole child. There is nothing better than working in a collaborative setting where you can brainstorm ideas with other therapists and coordinate services with other care providers.Tell us about experiences you have had working with military families.I served military families while employed by a private practice; the majority of children were in an early intervention program or at developmental day centers. In my current setting the military families I serve are National Guard or Reserve families.How did you come to work with military families?I became an active duty military spouse and moved to an area with a large military installation. I later had my own children, one of whom has special needs, and have experienced being a military family receiving special education services.Describe a rewarding experience working with military families.A rewarding experience I had serving a military family was when I was working with a 2 year who had complex medical needs. This child had a tracheostomy and we were doing Passy Muir speaking valve trials. I was there when this child’s mom heard his voice for the first time and later when his mom heard “mama” for the first time. This was an unforgettable experience and I was blessed to be a part of a special moment for this military family.From your experience, how are military families similar and different from other types of families? How do you change your practice between families?Military families are similar to other families in that they have the typical day-to-day challenges non-military families face. They also have the same emotions with regard to receiving a diagnosis for their child or giving birth to a child with a disability. Military families are “real” families with “real” day-to-day challenges that other families face. The difference is the additional things military families have on their plate. They might deal with an active duty parent leaving for training, preparing for a deployment, and returning from a deployment. There are constant adjustments that are being made in a military family’s life. Also, many military families live away from their extended family, and other military families become their support system. These families have a bond and support each other unlike the non-military families I have served.Another difference when serving Reserve or National Guard families is that these families often make major adjustments when one parent is activated and away from the family. These families have to switch from a civilian life to being an active duty family when the service member is activated. Sometimes these families may not live in an area where there is a military installation and the community and providers may not be aware of the best ways to support the family.I changed my practice to accommodate and understand schedule changes and made efforts to include the active duty parent(s) in order to make them an active part of the care team. Often the active duty (or activated) parent may feel left out of the therapy plan because they may be away or just returning from training/deployment.As providers, how can we support military parents who are deployed or away frequently due to trainings/school?As providers one way we can support military parents is to include them using email, Skype, and Facetime, if these are options. Many years ago this was not an option for families, but now depending on the circumstances of the training/deployment, the parent may have access to the Internet. This is a great way to include the parent who is away. Another way is to meet with the parent before he/she leaves and go over the treatment plan and ways this parent can support the parent who is home with the child(ren). Additionally, once the parent returns and has had time with the family, meeting to discuss progress and the current home program for the family is also helpful. If providers assume the parent at home will explain everything to the spouse who is away, this can put additional stress on the spouse at home. I have found that trying to work with the family as a whole yields better progress, as well as unity within the family.Describe a specific stressor that military families with whom you have worked have shared or experienced.One stressor I have seen in military families is when one parent is deployed or away at training, the parent at home with a child who has a disability may need respite. Having a child with a disability can be challenging, but when one parent is away then all parenting and household responsibilities fall on the parent holding down the home front. While there may be respite services available to some families, other families may not seek these out or qualify for them.What “insider” tips or advice do you have for service providers working with military families who have young children with disabilities?First and foremost if you are not familiar with military language and acronyms – learn them! You need to know what these things mean when the family talks about what is happening in their life. Another suggestion is to learn the specific needs of the area in which you serve families. For example, the needs of Reserve and National Guard families are different than active duty families. When serving active duty families consider the kinds of units in the area. Learn about them so you will know what those families’ schedules and challenges are like. Consider: Is it a unit that deploys frequently for short durations or time? Is it a unit that does less frequent deployments but for longer periods or time? Is it a training installation where service members may be away for training or teaching frequently? In my experience, when working with families, each military area has unique needs to that specific area. In order to better serve families, learn about the area and its unique needs.If you could change or improve one thing for military families with young children with disabilities, what would it be?I would like it to be easier for families to transition services when moving from one place to another, to alleviate some stress on the families. These families are extremely resourceful, but that does not mean providers shouldn’t help ease the process a bit.What types of resources have you sought out to feel more confident and competent at meeting the specific needs of military families? (e.g., trainings, blog posts, organizations, etc.)I learned about being a military wife while I was serving military families. I was fortunate to have other wives and providers mentor me through that process. Resources like the Military Family Learning Network are so valuable as they provide information that is easily accessible for providers and families.This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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