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

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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

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

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
These briefs are designed to help teachers, parents, and other caregivers support young children’s social and emotional development.

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Special Needs

Military One Sources

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

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
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

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Academic Support


Armed Forces YMCA

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

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Military Children & Teen Resource Directory

Professional Tutors of America Inc.

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.

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.

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.

MilTeenChatTM app
A free mobile app created together by University of Pittsburgh, Military Childrens Collaborative Group and military connected teens. App is designed to provide coping skills when dealing with frequent moves, separation due to deployments and separation, isolation, peer pressure and challenges living a military life style.

Our Military Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Family of a Vet
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

To ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military and veteran connected, children affected by mobility, transition, and family separation.

Military Kids Connect
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
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
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
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
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

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


The Children’s Guidance Center

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

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

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
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.

PTSD Support

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Trauma and Grief Support for Children

UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States

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