Published: December 11, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2019
CONTACT: Blue Star Families: Jusika Martinez, [email protected]
Ft. Worth, Texas (December 10, 2019) — Blue Star Families was recognized at the 2019 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. This year’s theme was Family Sustainability: Contextualizing Relationships Within Evolving Systems. The organization’s proposal, titled Sustaining in Perpetual Change: Bringing Research to Policy for Military-Connected Families, received top scores in the professional category within the Military Families and Children Focus Group.
Submitted by Blue Star Families’ Department of Applied Research, the proposal aimed to demonstrate how data gathered by Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS) has shifted policy on relevant military family issues and impacted families during this time.
“Receiving an award such as this further validates our efforts and the importance of our annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families. “[It] gives the public an idea of the struggles and needs of our military community.”
The 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey results are available at bluestarfam.org/survey. Fielding took place in April and May of 2017, and more than 10,000 military families, including active-duty service members, veterans, and their families, provided valuable insight regarding the true cost of sustaining the All-Volunteer Force.
Given the aMFLS response rate, it’s the largest and most comprehensive survey of active duty, veterans, and their families. Blue Star Families will release the 2019 survey findings on February 26, 2020.
About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members nationwide. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.