Partners for Outreach to New Veterans’ Families
new veterans’ families navigate civilian services and systems, the Branch
highlighted situations where parent centers can make a crucial difference.
New veterans’ families are those whose service
member has recently transitioned to civilian life. They may be new residents or
have lived for years in your state but are now new to all its resources as
civilians and parents of a child with a disability. These families may
have always used military-provided supports and services and may not even know
parent centers exist.
veterans’ families know about your parent center?
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Have you used any of these five most-visited resources? Parent centers in states as diverse as Michigan and Texas use them to help military families–check them out for the families you serve!
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Families Learning Network (MFLN)is a project of the Department of Defense
(DoD) and the US Department of Agriculture through the Cooperative Extension
For Parent Centers: These items were selected for their usefulness for your staff development and your coworkers and as parent resources.
to Establishing Trust: Seven Attributes & Three Exercises for Providers
A thought-provoking set of
training exercises on establishing trust with military families or indeed any
family or individual.
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If you haven’t tried the interactive maps before, now’s your chance!
Quicker, easier access to:
Lists of military installations
Phone #s: Exceptional Family Member Program and School Liaison Office
National Guard, Reserve, Coast Guard family programs in your state
Organized by Regions A, B, C, and D,, with individual one-click access to your state’s information on the regional page!
As Parent Center staff, you realize how important networking opportunities can be in helping your own family or the families you work with. Military families, with their highly mobile life, can benefit from using Social Media to network and find out about a new location and supports available for their children with special needs. Social Media is a valuable tool to help military families get and stay connected to an ever changing environment, available services and resources.
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When a military parent dies while serving, their child may express their grief through behavior changes. This can be especially true for children who experience communication difficulties. Parent Center staff may get a call from the surviving parent when the child’s grief has a negative impact at school.
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