Series of webinars helps Service members and their families.

Got an hour to spare? Military OneSource is holding a series of webinars that could help you and your family. Each one-hour webinar starts at 1 p.m. (EDT) and requires registration (which only takes a minute or two). Here are the topics, presenters and dates:MOS-WebAd-300x250

Return Reunion Workshop for Spouses

Thursday, April 28, 1:00pm EDT

A family reunion is a process that takes time and energy. How do you manage the anticipation and expectations? How long does the process take? This webinar will teach you skills that will help you and your family manage the reunion process. You may submit your questions to David Dupuis before the webinar by sending an email to

About the presenter:

David Dupuis, LCSW, is currently serving as a Military OneSource call center manager. He has been supporting service members and their families for about 20 years. Mr. Dupuis has served in a variety of capacities, including as a member of return and reunion deployment teams, a family therapist, and a crisis responder.

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Tips for Teachers Working with Children During Deployment

Tuesday, May 3, 1:00pm EDT

Deployment can be difficult for military families, and teachers can be one of the main points of contact for children during this time. The goal of the webinar is to assist teachers in identifying both students and parents who may be experiencing challenges during a family member’s deployment, and to provide suggestions on how to help. You may submit your questions to Tom Sherman before the webinar by sending an email to

About the presenter:

Tom Sherman has worked with the Military OneSource program for four years, and currently serves as a clinical supervisor. He has also provided counseling services for children and adults with mental health and substance use disorders. He teaches master’s level counseling courses in diversity, ethics, and assessment, and supervises practicum/internship students.

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When a Parent Deploys: Ages 2-5

Thursday, May 5, 1:00pm EDT

This webinar explores the effects of deployment on children ages 2 to 5 and some of the common issues you may face. It will detail ways of helping children deal with deployment and provide tips to prepare them for separation. You may submit your questions to Paul Hanse before the webinar by sending an email to

About the presenter:

Paul Hansel served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a combat medic for 14 years and was activated twice to train combat soldiers in medical skills. His father was an officer in the Air Force and he and his three brothers lived all over the U.S. and had one stint overseas. Paul has a master’s degree in counseling with specialties in neurolinguistic programming and short-term counseling.

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Supporting the Bereaved at Home and Down Range

Tuesday, May 10, 1:00pm EDT

This seminar will focus on grief and survivor’s guilt. As many of us know, when someone we love is grieving, it is difficult to not want to step in and make their pain stop. When the bereaved individual is down range, it is even harder. This webinar will include tips for helping a grieving individual, particularly when you have to overcome great physical distance. You may submit your questions to Devyn Sheehan before the webinar by sending an email to

About the presenter:

Devyn Sheehan, Ed.S., holds a master’s degree in psychology and a specialist degree in guidance and counseling. Over the past 20 years, she has worked with children and adults with a wide range of mental health issues in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and has volunteered as an equine therapist for service members, veterans, and their families. She currently works as the resource coordinator for Military OneSource. Ms. Sheehan is the proud daughter of a former Army National Guard soldier, and lives in the National Capital Region with her significant other, an active duty Marine.

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Reunion: It’s a Process, Not an Event

Thursday, May 12, 1:00pm EDT

The webinar will focus on the process of preparing for the change in habits, lifestyle, behavior, and expectations of loved ones following a deployment or a separation from the military. You may submit your questions to Jenny Sexton before the webinar by sending an email to

About the presenter:

Jenny Sexton worked as a triage consultant with Military OneSource for about three years before transitioning into the role of program trainer in June 2015. Previously she served at various agencies providing direct services to individuals and families.

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