The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp will offer the “Helping Clients Inflation-Proof Their Budget” webinar on April 11 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
OneOp, formerly the Military Families Learning Network, is a virtual professional development platform for providers who serve military families. The webinar is part of the Food Security in Focus collection of events.
The webinar is free, and participants can register at https://tx.ag/April11OneOpInflation. Once registered, participants will receive an email with instructions and the link to the event. Those who cannot use the link may view the event live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/OneOp/live.
“Inflation impacts the purchasing power of service members and their families,” said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension military program specialist, Bryan-College Station. “This webinar provides an overview of inflation, and the expected and unexpected ways inflation may upset a household budget.”
The webinar provides 1.5 continuing education credits for many professional programs. Visit the OneOp website for a complete list. Certificates of attendance are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.
Featured speaker and topics
The featured speaker is Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., Extension specialist in family financial management and assistant director of Family and Consumer Sciences in the School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
The learning objectives for participants include:
- Understanding the definition of inflation and what it means for your clients.
- Learning the causes of inflation and who is most impacted.
- Identifying short- and long-term strategies to prepare your clients for periods of high inflation.
- Determining the resources available to support your work with service members.
Food Security in Focus
The Food Security in Focus collection offers live and on-demand programming related to food security.
“Among our nation’s active-duty service members and their families, an estimated 24% are food insecure,” Brauner said. “We invite family service providers to join OneOp as we focus on expanding food security for the military family and mobilizing professionals at federal, state and local levels to work together on this issue.”
The next OneOp event in the Food Security in Focus series will be April 26 and cover Medicaid, food security and the social determinants of health and wellbeing.