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Additional resources

Resources for military service members, veterans, families, and friends

One-stop websites

Army OneSource — Provides a network of services to support Active, Reserve, and Guard Soldiers and their families regardless of their component or geographical location.

Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS)Army Reserve Family Programs — Has a range of quality programs to help Army Families meet their parental challenges and maintain their mission readiness.

Human Performance Resource Center — A one-stop clearinghouse for evidence-based information and key resources to help Warfighters and their families in all aspects of performance to achieve Total Fitness.

Make the Connection — Connecting veterans and their friends and family with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

Military OneSource — A 24/7 clearinghouse of many resources for military members, spouses, and families.

National Military Family Association — "The voice for military families." Resources cover deployment, family life, benefits, health care, money, and more.

National Guard Family Program — Provides resources for National Guard staff, volunteers, family members, youth, school educators and administrators, and more.

Children's education needs

Military Child Education Coalition — Focuses on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

National Guard Child and Youth Program — An interactive website that sets up youth resources in an online mall structure.

School QuestMilitary Child Education Coalition — This helpful site contains information about schools across the country; it can also be a secure storage site for students’ educational, extracurricular, award, volunteer, and work information.

Programs for youth

4-H Military Partnerships — This organization creates opportunities and provides support to military connected youth whether they live on or near an installation, in our communities, or on overseas installations.

Resources to help families with transitions

ADAPT (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools)College of Education and Human Development — Has archived monthly newsletters that are a great resource for parents with all ages of children. Every topic has four newsletters, each one targeted at a particular age group.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Organization — Provides resources for families throughout the deployment cycle.

Helping Kids Cope with StressWashington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction — This provides age-specific strategies for helping children cope with stress.

The Impact of Grief and LossWashington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction — This helps understand the grief and loss process and how to help children and youth cope.

Military Kids ToolkitMinnesota Department of Education — An electronic tool that includes the Military Kids: Peer Support Initiative curriculum, websites and training.

Military Projects at ZERO TO THREE — Provides resources to support the youngest of children from military families.

Surviving — Information and resources for military families, includes kids activities, budgeting for deployment, and more.

Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes and Grief — Free Sesame Street DVDs for families with youth ages 2 to 5. DVDs are also available through Military OneSource.

Veteran Parenting Toolkits — These are a series of five age-based, free, online parenting toolkits for veterans/partners, addressing how to reconnect with your children after deployment.

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