News: Resiliency Center wins Platinum MarCom Award for training video
Story by Staff Sgt. Jessica Barnett
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Resiliency Center along with their collaborators Mind and Media Inc. received a Platinum MarCom Award for their training video “Resiliency, Mission Ready for Life,” Nov. 9, 2011.
The video won the top award against 5,000 other MarCom entries.
MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio, web materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communications departments, advertising agencies, public relation firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. Meaning, the Resiliency video is not only great at preparing soldiers and their families for what stress military life has might bring but has an entertainment value like no other that keeps your attention.
“Resiliency, Mission Ready for Life,” was created to supplement Flash Forward, a program created in 2006.
In large part, the DVD is a training tool to teach service members and their family how to be resilient in life. The skills covered are practical, and can be implemented immediately, and will make your life better. There are tips for improving your ability to handle stress physically as well as emotionally, and for strengthening your relationships.
“The antiquated definition of resiliency is to bounce back,” said Dr. Rick Selig, program developer. “But it’s evolving to not only be able to bounce back, but be able to thrive and grow as a result of having that stress.”
This is not the first time the Kansas Resiliency Center has been nationally recognized. More than 20 states and other military services have taken Flash Forward and made it their own after seeing the great success Kansas is having.
To receive the DVD or schedule the Resiliency Team to come to your drill or Family Readiness Program meeting please contact Steve Rexer, administrative program specialist, at 785-274-1439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.