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The tips and resources in this kit are primarily for youths aged 11 to 18. Through our work, we found this group struggles the most with deployments, and military life in general, but little information is available about how to help them. Check out this valuable article.
This is a resource guide for educators and community partners working with/supporting military youth and their families.
Attendance Works is an action research project, moving vertically from local environments to national policy-making. Working in over two-dozen school districts, 32 states and in collaboration with 70 national organizations, Attendance Works uses continuous quality improvement to evaluate gaps in knowledge and capacity building. Constant assessment of interventions leads to updated and new tools and approaches in reducing chronic absence.
The National Military Family Association (NMFA) has been at the forefront of advocacy for military families for the last forty years.
"For Which It Stands" is a DVD about the history of the flag of the United States, the significance and meaning of our flag, and respecting and caring for our flag. This program was produced by The American Legion, widely recognized throughout the country as the premiere authority on issues concerning the flag of the United States. It is intended primarily for use with students in the upper elementary and middle/junior high school grades.
Coping strategies for supporting youth under the age of five during deployment or when a crisis occurs.
A collaborative resource developed by the Military & Veterans Health Institute and John Hopkins University.
Military Community and Family Policy provides direction and oversight of quality of life programs for the military community to ensure these programs are designed and executed to support the needs of the Total Force.
The programs within Military Community and Family Policy include military and family readiness, child and youth services, recreation and education opportunities, career and transition support, and more.
This site provides various links for educators, to include everything from lesson plans to mental health resources available through the Army National Guard Child and Youth Services program.
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act established OJJDP to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
We are a professional coalition with a diverse community consisting of public school districts, private schools, colleges and universities, small businesses and corporations, organizations, military commands and installations, military families, and caring individuals from local communities across our Nation ... all for the sake of the child
Educators are encouraged to use the guidance in Tough Topics for Military Kids to support their students in the classroom. This series is complemented by a 12-page companion booklet for educators.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
Check out their Speak Up Guide by clicking here.
This booklet is intended to help educators build coping skills in their students during and after a deployment or prolonged separation.
Our schools work closely with other installation organizations and throughout the Department of Defense to support and care for the entire military family during a Service Member's deployment.