HONORING GOD, COUNTRY, AND FAMILIES WHO SERVE

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Strengthens Commitment to Support Military and First Responder Marriages Through Research-Based Partnerships

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Strengthens Commitment to Support Military and First Responder Marriages Through Research-Based Partnerships $200,000 in Holiday Grants awarded to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work to fund evidence-based marital and mental health counseling programs for military and first responder marriages Midlothian, Texas (December 21, 2016) – The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, dedicated to honoring God, Country and Families Who Serve by providing experiences that strengthen military and first responder marriages and families, today announced $200,000 in Holiday Grants to the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and The University of Texas (UT) at Austin School of Social Work to help launch the foundation’s Mastering Your Marriage program. Rooted in military and first responder marital and mental health research, this program expands the work started with the Foundation’s signature Revitalization Retreats. This new program encompasses an orientation weekend where couples will first pledge to transform their marriages, undergo baseline assessments, followed by a sustained 6-month curriculum that will include relationship-coaching provided by nationally known leaders in marriage, communications and trauma response, as well as ongoing support by graduate level clinicians-in-training. These partnerships represent significant progress in realizing the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s strategic vision of expanding its impact as the Foundation grows. Both universities have nationally recognized graduate social work programs, with research missions that are in line with the values and work of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The program at Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University centers around the integration of faith and practice—preparing professional social workers in a Christian context for global service and leadership. The... Read More

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Expands Programming Through Grant From The Moody Foundation

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Expands Programming Through Grant From The Moody Foundation The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, dedicated to honoring God, Country and families who serve by providing experiences that strengthen military and first responder marriages and families, is humbled and honored to receive a $100,000 grant from The Moody Foundation in support of future programming.  The grant, paid out over the next two years, will help launch the foundation’s Mastering Your Marriage program slated for a pilot launch in 2017. Mastering Your Marriage will provide military and first responder marriages a level of support not currently available.  The program will encompass an orientation weekend for married couples who pledge to transform their marriages by committing to a 6-month curriculum that will include coaching provided by subject-matter-experts, and support by clinicians in training. The clinician aspect is significant, as these clinicians also will use Mastering Your Marriage as an opportunity to learn more about the unique challenges faced by families who serve. “We are incredibly grateful to our friends at The Moody Foundation for their generous support of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation,” said Taya Kyle, executive director, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. “Our goal with this new program is to change the landscape of support for military and first responder marriages by transforming the clinicians who are on the front lines of healing the invisible wounds of service.  Mastering Your Marriage rounds out our existing programs by engaging both the couples we serve as well as the mental health practitioners who support these families in an entirely new way. Our long term vision includes evidence-based research that the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation can share nationally.“ Since its inception on Veteran’s Day... Read More