We are getting a jump start on the planning process for the MFLN Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event (VLE), happening this fall. Mark your calendars for a three-part series for military service providers that will focus on an integrated approach to professional development. The VLE will highlight the core competencies to working with military family caregivers of wounded service members and caregivers of special needs individuals.The three-part series includes topic areas in Building Trust and Credibility (October 28); Cultural Competencies (November 4); and Compassion Fatigue (November 18). Each event encompasses the overall theme of the professional development training – targeting the “core competencies” of our professional work with clientele. Our goal is to re-energize the working environment and inspire personal and professional growth in order to better serve our service members and their families.The VLE is so unique from our normal professional development webinars because participants can gain a more engaged training that is similar to a professional conference but in a virtual format. The events are also more compatible with the busy schedules of military helping professionals and provide training on a virtual level to alleviate the travel restrictions and budget cuts that many of us are faced with.Oh and did I mention this is a FREE training that is open to the public, not only military professionals, but to all who may be interested?Be on the lookout for more details to come. In the meantime, begin penciling in the VLE trainings into your calendar.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 3, 2015.