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Project Title: The Well-Being of Military Families

PIN: DBASSE-BCYF-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Le Menestrel, Suzanne

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education

The Well-Being of Military Families [Meeting #1]
February 27, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Stacey Smit
Phone: 202-334-1993


Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families
Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 208
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


February 27, 2018


10:30 a.m. Welcome - Ken Kizer, Chair
10:35 a.m. Remarks on Study Statement of Task from Study Sponsor Cathy A. Flynn, Associate Director, Research, Military Community & Family Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense
10:50 a.m. Committee Discussion with Sponsors
11:50 a.m. Public Comment and Questions from Audience
11:55 a.m. Concluding Remarks - Ken Kizer, Chair
12:00 p.m. Adjourn Open Session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Kenneth Kizer
David Albright
Stephen Cozza
Ellen DeVoe
Abigail Gewirtz
Patricia Lester
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Laura Miller
Tracy Neal-Walden
Daniel Perkins
Ashish Vazirani
Ivan Walks

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Tuesday, February 27


8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of the Meeting
9:00 a.m. Overview of the Committee and Consensus Study Process and Guidelines for Conclusions and Recommendations
9:15 a.m. Preliminary Discussion of the Charge to the Committee, Study Timeline, and Topics
12:00 p.m. Working Lunch
1:00 p.m. Bias, Conflict of Interest, and Confidentiality Discussion
2:00 p.m. Follow-Up Discussion of Study Objectives and Statement of Task
3:00 p.m. Follow-Up Discussion of Study Objectives and Statement of Task (continued)
4:00 p.m. Discussion of Report Outline
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Wednesday, February 28


8:00 a.m. Breakfast Available in Meeting Room
8:30 a.m. Methodology discussion
10:00 a.m. Methodology, continued
12:00 p.m. Working Lunch
1:00 p.m. Discussion of Public Information Gathering Session for Meeting 2
2:00 p.m. Working Group Assignments
2:45 p.m. Review Study Timeline, Work Assignments, and Logistics
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Briefing Book

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 28, 2018