Webinar Series – The Key Issues and Insights From The Veteran Metrics Initiative

April 24, 2020

You are invited to join Australasian Services Care Network (New Zealand) for another Webinar in the Series on Military Transition in 2020. In this Webinar we will be continuing our discussion on the theme of Wellbeing by considering the topic of:

“Post 9/11 U.S. Veterans: Understanding What Works Inside the Black Box of Veteran Programs and Services in terms of Well-Being.”


In this Webinar Dr Daniel F. Perkins will share the key issues and insights from the Veteran Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well- Being study (TVMI study), which was a large-scale longitudinal study of transition veterans that recently completed data collection.


Presenter: Dr Daniel F, Perkins
Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy, and
Principal Scientist and Founder of the Clearinghouse for Military
Family Readiness
Pennsylvania State University

Date: Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Time: New Zealand 10.00am – 12.00pm (NZ) * (GMT +11 Hours)
Australia 8.00 am Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane
The Netherlands 12.00 am Amsterdam, Tuesday 5th of May
The UK 11.00 pm London, Monday 4th of May
Canada 6.00 pm Toronto, 3.00 pm Vancouver, Monday 4th of May
The USA 6.00 pm New York, 3.00 pm Los Angeles, Monday 4th of May

There will be a one hour presentation followed by a one hour interactive Q&A session that will allow participants to ask Dr Perkins questions about points raised in the presentation or current issues on transition related to their work.


To participate in this Webinar with Dr Perkins Register at:

When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online.

If you have any queries regarding the Webinars or Registration, Email the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at ascn.nz@gmail.com.



Dr Daniel F. Perkins
Dr Perkins is a Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also principal scientist and founder of an applied research centre, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State (http://www.militaryfamilies.psu.edu/).

He has been designing and evaluating strengths-based family and youth development programs in 4-H and Cooperative Extension and leading complex projects for more than 20 years.

Dr. Perkins was a co-principal investigator on The Veteran Metrics Initiative: Linking Program Components to Post-Military Well-Being study (TVMI study), which was a large-scale longitudinal study of transition veterans that recently completed data collection. On the TVMI study, he leads efforts to characterize programs veterans use as they reintegrate into civilian life and distil the programs into their common components.

Ultimately, he is examining the link between common program components and veteran wellbeing throughout the transition process.

Dr. Perkins just recently completed an appointment as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families.



This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by ASCN (New Zealand) a Not For Profit organisation in collaboration with Veterans Affairs New Zealand, the NZ Defence Force and the University of Otago.

The Webinars in the Transition series are being presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from New Zealand allied countries including Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Robert Lippiatt from ASCN (NZ) will chair the Webinar series. Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and
Veterans Forums.

Each Webinar will cover the key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country. If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families.