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Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death

Legislators Guide - Military Child Education Coalition

Talking with Children about War and Violence in the World

Tough Topic Series: Military Kids


Resources for Educators

American Academy of Pediatrics (Support for Military Children and Adolescents)
This website has resources for working with children of military parents.

Children of Military Service Members Resource Guide (PDF)
This resource guide is for educators and others who work with the children of military members. It provides reviews of books, videos, websites, and other media.

Discovery Education
This site has lesson plans and resources for teaching students of all grade levels.

Helping Kids Cope When A Loved One Is On Military Deployment
This book was produced by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

This is the official website of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission. The goal of the interstate compact is to replace the widely varying policies affecting transitioning military students with a consistent policy in every school district and in every state that chooses to join.

Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC provides training and leadership to ensure quality, inclusive educational experiences for all military children.

Military Impacted Schools Association
MISA is a national organization of school superintendents whose mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children.

School Connectedness: Improving [Military] Students’ Lives
John Hopkins University offers an online course and other resources for educators.

Staying Strong
This site contains videos and other educational resources for teachers and parents of military-connected children.

Talking with Kids about Tough Topics (NYU)
NYU offers a variety of resources to help educators and parents talk with children about difficult topics.

Tough Topic Series: Military Kids (OSPI)
OSPI has developed a series of fact sheets to help educators understand and support military kids.

Traumatic Grief in Military Children
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed many resources for working with children.

Veterans Day Teacher Guide
Many resources are provided to help with planning a Veteran’s Day Assembly, including a downloadable Teacher’s Guide.


Resources for Parents/Students

Army Reserve Family Programs
This is the official website for Army Family Programs, including Army Reserve Child, Youth, and School Services.

Child Care Aware for Military Families (Formerly NACCRRA)
This organization provides information about child care subsidies for active, deployed, or wounded soldiers.

Deployment Health and Readiness Library
This library provides Service members, families, leaders, Health Care providers, and veterans an easy way to find deployment health and family readiness information. Within this library you'll find access to fact sheets, guides, and other products on a wide variety of topics published by the services and organizations that serve you. You'll also find additional web links to other organizations and resources devoted to the health and well-being of the Service member and their family

Employment Resources for Military Spouses

Exceptional Family Member Program
This program provides information and assistance for military families who have a family member with special needs.

Military Child Education Coalition
MCEC provides training and leadership to ensure quality, inclusive educational experiences for all military children.

Military Family Network
The purpose is to build supportive connections between military families and community resources.

Military K-12 Partners
This site provides contact information for School Liaison Officers for all branches.

Military Kids Connect
This site helps military kids connect with each other and share common concerns.

Military One Source
Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to support military members and their families with concerns like money management, spouse employment, education, parenting, relocation, deployment, and family members with special needs. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location in the world.

National Military Family Association (Operation Purple Camp)
This non-profit organization focuses on issues important to military families.

Navy Region Northwest Fleet and Family Support
The Navy Fleet and Family Support Program offers assistance to all Navy personnel.

Operation: Military Kids
Through a network of partners, Operation: Military Kids provides access to youth programs and support services for military youth across the nation.

School Liaison Officers
This site provides contact information for School Liaison Officers for all branches.

School Liaison Officers, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
This site provides information from the School Liaison Office at JBLM.

School Quest
School Quest is designed for the military child who is moving to a new school district. This site helps a student (and parents) search for information about schools in the new location.

Service Members' Legal Rights While on Active Duty

Sesame Street for Military Families

Staying Strong
This site contains videos and other educational resources for parents of military-connected children.

Tips for Your Next PCS Move can connect you to a professional tutor whenever you need one. This service is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to military families.

Washington National Guard Family Programs
This is the official website of the Washington National Guard, including Child and Youth Programs.

Yellow Ribbon Foundation
This organization provides food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance, and education for veterans.


Resources for Parents of Students with Special Needs

Exceptional Family Member Program
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) works with military families who have members with special needs to address their unique needs.

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
STOMP is a federally funded Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center established to assist military families who have children with special education or health needs.



What's New

Information from the October 13 state Military Compact Meeting

District Letter Template

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