Employer Support for Military-Connected Families


Sarah Bluher

Faculty Mentor(s)

Naomi Jeffery Petersen (Accessibility Studies)


Military-connected personnel and their families are vulnerable in the very requirements of service, and minimal post-enlistment support. A multitude of defined issues result in their reluctance to rely on government and social services. Regardless, obstacles one must maneuver to obtain help can be daunting, and while there is available assistance; accessibility, convenience and awareness are lacking. CWU HR strives to assist this vulnerable population through research and eventual implementation of objectively appropriate support strategies provided online and/or in person. Support is proposed to be offered in four categories: Health and Wellness, Education/Vocational management, Social Services, and Underrepresented Populations.

Keywords: Military, Family, Support, Diversity


2 thoughts on “Employer Support for Military-Connected Families”

  1. Sarah, thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us, and thank you to your husband for his service. You bring awareness to such an important topic, and one that is deserving of attention. When we can build into our work place policies that make for more accessible and military friendly programs, we are opening our doors to deserving, talented, and worthy employees who can contribute their unique talents to our businesses. I believe that you have put together a worthy and knowledgeable presentation that shows your dedication and passion for your topic. Great job, thank you!

  2. Pam McMullin-Messier

    Great identification of the problem regarding barriers for veteran employees, and excellent outline of the research involved for needs assessment!

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