Strengthening Support for Guard and Reserve Families

November 28, 2023

Episode 298

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Dr. Margaret C. Wilmoth and Margaret A. Cope discuss the importance of supporting our National Guard and Reserve service members and families, through the unique challenges that they experience.  They share information on identifying the children within these families, to include the availability of and access to resources.

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Audio mixing by Concentus Media, Inc., Temple, Texas.

Show Notes:


Margaret C. Wilmoth, PHD, MSS, RN, FAAN Dr. Wilmoth is professor, School of Nursing, UNC Chapel Hill and a retired Major General, US Army. She focuses on the health of the military family and that the care they receive in the civilian sector leads to quality outcomes.

An additional focus is on the military child, specifically Reserve-connected children in civilian-centric schools and availability of programs addressing their needs.

Margaret A. Cope, COLONEL, USAF (RET) Margaret Cope, a retired Air Force Colonel, is an independent consultant in areas of national security relating to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; National Service; and National Security Transformation.

Since 2014 she has directed the development and implementation of the Reserve School Kit, a tool provided by the ROA STARs Foundation, for deploying members designed to facilitate communication with their children’s school system during the parent’s absence about the child’s unique needs during this time.


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