Help for Military Families

  • Tutoring Resources: 
      Get help from a professional tutor anytime you need it. FREE for Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members in the Army, Marines, Navy or Air Force and their dependents. Tutors are online 24/7 and available to help in more than 16 subjects. 
      Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell. Foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, and relevant tools designed for today’s busy teachers and parents. Explore our programs and contests, interactive games, puzzleslesson plans, videos and more. 
      The California-based website Brightstorm offers online math help for students with video lessons created by teachers. Most of the site's math lessons are free, but the company also offers fee-based lessons in preparation for standardized tests. "Anybody who is confused with their homework can come to our site, search for the concept, find it really quickly, and then they can get an explanation that is concise and to the point from a really talented presenter who is also a great teacher," a Brightstorm representative said. KGO-TV (San Francisco) (1/4) 
    • eKnowledge
      Free $200 value SAT and ACT prep for military children for a small nominal shipping and handling charge.  

     Family Support Resources:  



    • When Dad’s at Sea. (2004). [for kids ages 5-12]. Mindy L. Pelton 
    • Uncle Sam’s Kids: When Duty Calls. (2003). [for kids ages 5-12]. Angela Sportelli-Rehak 
    • You and Your Military Hero: Building Positive Thinking Skills During Your Hero's Deployment. (2009). [for kids ages 5-12]. Focusing on parental deployment]. Sara Jensen-Fritz, Paula Jones-Johnson & Thea L. Zitzow. 
    • Finding My Way: A Teen’s Guide to Living with a Parent Who has Experienced Trauma. (2005). [for kids ages 12-18].  Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D., DeAnne M. Sherman. (Available at
    • My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens. (2009). [for kids ages 10-18].  Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D., DeAnne M. Sherman. (Available at
    • A Parent’s Guide to: Building Resilience in Children and Teens. (2006). [for parents] Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D, M.S.Ed. 
    • The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience. (2007). [for parents].  Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D. 


    For Adults/Parents

    • Young Children on the Homefront, ZERO TO THREE. Military families share their unique deployment experiences and professionals offer tips and strategies for dealing with difficult issues such as grief and loss from deployment and the challenges that often arise upon reunification.

      Available online.

    For Youth  


     For Children, Youth & Teens:  

    For Parents and Educators: 

    • Navy Region Northwest website
      Everything you’d want to know about child + youth programs, daycare, family support services, recreation, school liaison services, housing, and community activities at NAS Whidbey, Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Station Everett.
    • American Association of School Administrators Toolkit: Supporting the Military Child
    • Building Resilient Kid
      A course for school personnel focused on building resilience among students from military families. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Military Child Initiative.
    • Courage to Care, Courage to Talk About War Injuries
      Educational information for providers and families about TBI and war injury developed by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. Includes information about talking to children about war injuries.
    • Parents’ Guide to Suicide Prevention
      Supporting a student who struggles with mental health can be difficult for parents and they may not know where to start. This guide provides resources and expert advice to help parents compassionately care for high school and college students and make sure they get the professional services they need.

    Deployment Resources:

     Military Relief Societies:

    Personal and family financial counseling, emergency loans, consumer advice and basic  assistance  Active duty, National Guard and Reserve are eligible to use these programs.  

    Resource list provided by:  
    Tina Holty, M.S. School Counseling K-12,
    School Liaison Officer
    Naval Station Everett