Improving the Lives of Military Connected Children

Resources for Students Connected to the Military

School Liaisons

Airman and Family Readiness Center

310-653-5428
www.laafbforcesupport.com/directory
The Airman and Family Readiness Center serves as a one-stop information and referral center for single, married, active-duty, Guard, Reserves, civilians who work on base, and retired members as well as their families. One of its major functions is linkage – ensuring personnel and their families are connected with the appropriate service on and off base. Call the A&FRC for assistance anytime you have a question and do not know where to find the answer. We are here to help!

Army Reserves Child, Youth & Schools Services

310-235-4129
www.arfp.org
The mission of Child and Youth Services (CYS) is to support readiness and quality of life by reducing the conflict between military mission requirements and parental responsibilities. CYS serves all Army Reserve Families with children and dependents between the ages of 4 weeks and 18 years old. As families experience needs related to children and youth development, including education, enrichment opportunities, childcare and deployment support, CYS is here to help.

Good Parent Teacher Conference

https://psycharmor.org/courses/good-parent-teacher-conference/
Parent/teacher conferences bring together some of the most significant people in a child’s life, providing both parents and teachers opportunities to see how the child is adjusting, growing and engaging both at home and in the classroom. This course provides practical guidance, from preparing for the conference and effectively communicating during the meeting, to maintaining parent/teacher communication through the year. This course will help educators identify some of the unique aspects of military life and help facilitate a more beneficial parent/teacher conference for anyone.

Marine Corps

760-763-7385 or
760-763-7386
www.pendleton.marines.mil/Services/SchoolLiason.aspx
The mission of the School Liaison Officer aboard Camp Pendleton is to coordinate education support services to maximize opportunities for academic success for transitioning military children/youth.

National Guard – Southern California

858-573-7233
www.calguard.ca.gov/family/programs-services.org
www.jointservicessupport.org/fp
The Child and Youth Program (CYP) is an integral component of the National Guard’s comprehensive approach to Family Readiness. By upholding the well-being of the entire family, the CYP offers outcome based activities designed to foster positive youth development and support the unique strengths and challenges of National Guard children. This high quality, out-of-school time program exists in 54 states.

Navy Region Southwest

619-532-1034
www.navylifesw.com
www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrsw.ffr.html
Navy Region Southwest Community Support Programs is a regional team dedicated to providing a full range of quality products and services that enhance our customers’ lives in support of mission readiness and retention. Community Support Programs (CSP) is oversight of quality of life programs for active-duty military, reservists, military retirees and their families.

Social Emotional Learning

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/briefs/wwb12.pdf
These briefs are designed to help teachers, parents, and other caregivers support young children’s social and emotional development.

The Learning Toolbox for Military Children

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Special Needs

Military One Sources

800-342-9647
www.militaryonesource.mil/efmp
Finding help for your family member with special needs can take a lot of time. Let Military One Source and the Family-to-Family Health Information Center be your guide and save you time.

Team of Advocates for Special Kids

866-828-8275
www.taskca.org
TASK is a non-profit organization that specializes in special education and assistive technology support for the families or children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.

Think College

Resources for the student with disabilities
www.thinkcollege.net
Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, forming public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

Wrights Law

Military and Dept. of Defense Special resources

www.wrightslaw.com/info/dod.index.htm

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Academic Support

Math Moves U

www.mathmovesu.com
Mentoring and inspiring students to pursue STEM careers in the central mission of our MathMovesU program. We believe it’s our responsibility to help students from all backgrounds gain opportunities for robust education in math and science. Through MathMovesU initiatives, we engage with students from elementary school through college, support educators and policymakers, and promote racial and gender equality within STEM fields.

Armed Forces YMCA

Operation Hero
800-597-1260
www.asymca.org/operation-hero
Operation Hero is an onsite after-school program, which focuses on character development and skill building within military children who have been identified by school personnel and parents exhibiting low self-esteem, or difficulty adjusting both academically and socially in the school environment. Curriculum is designed to help children handle the challenges of military life, provide tools to help them succeed in school, and help develop a positive self-image while improving social and communication skills.

Operation We Are Here

www.operationwearehere.com/childreneducation.html#anchor_321

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Military Children & Teen Resource Directory

Professional Tutors of America Inc.

714-784-3430
www.professionaltutors.com
For 30 years, Professional Tutors of America Inc. has provided educational services to thousands of students nationwide. We provide multiple venue options for our tutoring services, including one-to-one tutoring at the home or public library, small group instruction, and online tutoring. Additionally, our company has developed many specialized education programs, including Counseling & Mentoring Services, Special Education Tutoring, Military & Veteran Programs, and Parent/Student Workshops.

Tutor.com

800-411-1970
www.tutor.com/military-programs
Currently, children (grades K-12) of an active duty service member (including full-time and/or deployed National Guard and Reserve) in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard and deployed DoD Civilian families are eligible to use the program at no cost.

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Family and Children Support and Resources

Military Childrens Collaborative Group Inc.

714-536-6184
www.mccgroup.org
To provide essential services to improve the quality of life of military connected children and their families. We fulfill our purpose by bringing awareness, providing education, referring resources to and for military connected children’s unique needs and by building a comprehensive support network that fosters, encourages and acknowledges the children who silently serve.

Our Military Kids

866-691-6654
www.ourmilitarykids.org
Our Military Kids, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supports children, ages 5-12th grade, of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members and children of wounded warriors from all service branches. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.

Operation Family Caregiver

858-268-4432
www.operationfamilycaregiver.org
Operation Family Caregiver coaches the families of returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties they face when they come home. OFC is a personalized program, tailored specifically to the struggles of each family. Through proven methods, the program teaches military families how best to navigate their challenges, resulting in stronger and healthier families.

Operation Homefront

858-922-4538
www.operationhomefront.net/socal
To be the provider of choice for short-term and critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs for military families.

National Military Family Association

703-931-6632
www.militaryfamily.org
NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 46 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses, and their children. Our Association is the “go to” source for Administration Officials, members of Congress, and key decision makers when they want to understand the issues facing our families.

Blue Star Families

202-630-2583
www.bluestarfam.org
We strengthen military families every day. Through career development, caregiving, and our leading research on military family life, we’re striving to better understand and provide solutions to the challenges facing today’s military families.

Building capacity and welcoming practices in Military connected Schools

213-821-3595
www.buildingcapacity.use.edu
Research indicates that military children attend an average of six to nine different schools and that students who transition frequently have unique needs. The University of Southern California is partnering with five school districts (composed of approximately 110 schools) to launch a new initiative-Welcoming Practices that Address Transition Needs of Military Students in Public Schools (Welcoming Practices Consortium)

Deployment Kids

www.deploymentkids.com/index/html
Provides various projects for children whose parents are in the military.

Family of a Vet

www.familyofavet.com
In order for Veterans and their loved ones to survive and thrive after combat, they have to be given real-world, worthwhile information and education so that they know not only what they’re dealing with but how to deal with it.

Military Child Education Coalition

254-953-1923
www.militarychild.org
To ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military and veteran connected, children affected by mobility, transition, and family separation.

Military Kids Connect

www.militarykidsconnect.org
Military Kids Connect is an online community for military children (ages 6-17 yr old) that provides access to age appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life. MKC offers informative activities, fun games, helpful videos, and an online community that can build and reinforce understanding, resilience, and coping skills in military children and their peers.

Sesame Street

www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/tlc
Sesame Street for Military Families: Transitions supports families’ ability and well-being as adults and kids face the multiple changes related to transitioning out of the military and back into civilian life. Most of all, this toolkit celebrates families’ strength and resilience as they take the next step in their adventure! It’s the latest addition to Sesame Workshop’s multimedia initiative supporting military families through the challenges of deployment, homecomings, injuries, and more.

Human Performance Resource Center – Family & Relationships

https://www.hprc-online.org/page/Family-Relationships
HPRC is your one-stop source of evidence=based information and key resources to help Service Members and their families optimize their performance and achieve total fitness. In the Family & Relationships section, you’ll find articles, FAQs, printable handouts, and other resources specifically for military families. Explore topics such as family resilience, managing emotions, building relationship skills, and navigating deployment phase. Our evidence-based resources will help strengthen your relationships and support your being/becoming ready and resilient as a military family.

Human Performance Resource Center – Family & Relationships

https://www.hprc-online.org/page/Family-Relationships
USU CHAMP presents the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) website. HPRC is your one-stop source of evidence-based information and key resources to help Service Members and their families optimize their performance and achieve total fitness. In the Family & Relationships section, you’ll find articles, FAQs, printable handouts, and other resources specifically for military families. Explore topics such as family resilience, managing emotions, building relationship skills, and navigating deployment phases. Our evidence-based resources will help strengthen your relationships and support your being/becoming ready and resilient as a military family.

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Community Support

Orange County Veterans Collaborative Group – Family and Childrens

www.ocvmfc.info
Welcome to the Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative, OCVMFC. The OCVMFC provides Orange County Veterans and Military Families with resources and assistance from local organizations. We aim to provide services that positively impact veterans and military families in need of assistance. Services can range from housing, employment, education, and community outreach.

Veterans Legal Institute

714-852-3492
www.vetslegal.com
Veterans Legal Institute provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency. VLI also advocates on behalf of its clients by providing community education and policy advocacy in an effort to increase awareness, resources, and overall protections to current and former members of US Military.

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Counseling and Support

OC Health Care Agency

The Children’s Guidance Center

714-953-4455
www.childguidancecenter.org/
Child Guidance Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering children and their parents to achieve their potential as loving, responsible families. The program provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to children and families whose relationships and personal growth are impaired by emotional and behavioral problems.

Children and Family Futures

714-505-3525
www.cffutures.org
The mission of Children and Family Futures is to improve safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for children, parents and families affected by trauma, substance use and mental health disorders.

Hope for the Warriors

877-246-7349
www.hopeforthewarriors.org
We provide a full cycle of care to restore self, family, and hope to post-911 service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

FOCUS Project

www.focusproject.org
FOCUS Project addresses concerns related to parental combat operational stress injuries and combat-related physical injuries by providing state-of-the-art family resiliency services to military children and families at designated Navy and Marine Corps. Sites.

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Trauma and Grief Support for Children

UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

310-235-2633
www.NCTSN.org
To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States

Navy Regional Southwest Gold Star Kids Coordinator

619-532-2886
www.navylifesw.com/sandiego/families/navy-gold-star
Navy Gold Star is the Navy’s official program for providing long-term support to Surviving families of Sailors who pass while on Active Duty.

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