Help for Military Families
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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)
Free $200 value SAT and ACT prep for military children for a small nominal shipping and handling charge.
Family Support Resources:
- School Liaison Officer, Naval Station Everett
Main Line: 425-304-3688 or email@example.com
The School Liaison Officer is the primary point of contact between the military installation, the local schools and school districts, transitioning families and the community at large.
- School Liaison Officer, Pacific NW
- Fleet and Family Support Center, Naval Station Everett
Main Line: 425-304-3367, Counseling Appointment Line: 1-866-854-0638
13910 45th Ave. NE, Suite 857, Marysville, WA 98271
Support and resources for deployment, counseling, transition assistance, family employment, life skills, etc.
- Deployment Health & Readiness
Online family readiness resources, deployment cycle support articles, and physical, environ-mental, occupational, and mental health fact sheets for deplorers’ written in "plain English."
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Support and assistance for military personnel, veterans and their families
- Yellow Ribbon Program
Food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and education for veterans.
- National Military Family Association / Operation Purple Camp
- Operation Military Kids
- Operation Child Care (for National Guard and Reservists).
- Military Child Education Coalition
- 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 www.SeedsofHopeBooks.com)
- My Story: Blogs by Four Military Teens. (2009). [for kids ages 10-18]. Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D., DeAnne M. Sherman. (Available at www.SeedsofHopeBooks.com)
- 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.
- 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.
- Youth Coping With Military Deployment: "Promoting Resilience in Your Family" and “Mr. Poe and Friends.” American Academy of Pediatrics. Video from Operation Purple summer camp with interviews by kids. Available: http://www2.aap.org/sections/uniformedservices/deployment/videos.html
- Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes. Sesame Street DVDs for families with youth ages 2-5. Available through Military OneSource OR http://www.sesameworkshop.org/our-impact/our-stories/military-families.html
- Young Heroes: Military Deployment Through the Eyes of Youth. 18 minute video created by teens of the New Jersey Operation Military Kids’ Speak out for Military Kids Program explaining the deployment cycle: http://www.operationmilitarykids.org/public/somk.aspx
For Children, Youth & Teens:
- Military Youth on the Move
- National Guard Family Program / Guard Family Youth Website
- Sesame Street Connections
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.
- DOD’s Military Student Program: The Military Child in Transition and Deployment
- Helping Children Cope with Deployments and Reunions
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Military Children and Youth
- United Through Reading
Deployed parents read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home.
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.Tina Holty, M.S. School Counseling K-12,
School Liaison Officer
Naval Station Everett