1. Frequent Relocations Relocations may be especially challenging for children with special needs or for children of the National Guard and Reserve service members whose families transition from the civilian world to the world of “suddenly military” overnight. 2. Adapting to new schools and relationships Military-connected children face the challenges of adjusting to new schools, on average, 6-9 times during their K-12 years. Making friends in a new environment can be even more challenging. 3. Deployment and reintegration Worry over a loved one’s safety and the adjustments required when he/she returns, along with altered roles in the family, can add stress to a child. The cumulative effects of the piling up of events, perhaps with one right after the other, may require additional emotional watch care and attention from caring adults in the life of the child.
Building Resilient Kids This course is for school administrators, support staff and teachers to help all students meet life's challenges with resilience, focusing primarily on students from military families. There is a link on the page that provides additional information and a point of contact for more information.
Call for the Arts Since the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) began the "Call for the Arts" in 2002, thousands of military children - from all over the world, from every service, of all ages - have mailed us their drawings, their poems, and their interpretations of what it means to be a military child. The MCEC takes advantage of every opportunity to display the artistic skill of these unique, resilient children. Here is the link to view the program opportunity.
Defense Commissary Agency The Defense Commissary Agency, which is headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia, operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment.
Find the Most Military-Friendly Companies and Jobs This guide provides details about 12 great military-friendly companies known for their veteran hiring practices. There’s up-to-date information about where their headquarters are, the percentage of veterans employed and their vet retention rates. The guide includes various ways military personnel can leverage their experience when applying for jobs with these types of companies to give them an edge, as well as some of best resources and tips for veterans entering the civilian job market. See also Veteran Jobs with Military Friendly Employers.
Military OneSource Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.
Tutor.com Tutor.com takes the stress out of homework for military families. Whenever a student needs help, he or she can connect to a real, live tutor online. Tutors are available 24/7 in more than 16 subjects, and help with everything from tough math homework to writing an essay.