­E-Learning Modules for Staff Development

These quick modules are perfect for individual staff self-directed learning, on-boarding new staff (see Easy Branch Orientation and Guide to Staff Training for suggested order), or as a webinar for a group. A script is included via the “Notes” page view, supplementing the slide text and images with additional information. We’ve included a link to a quick learning quiz at the end of the module, covering key points. Staff get instant feedback at the end of the quiz; they can review the module and take the quiz as many times as they wish to solidify their learning.

TRICARE-Healthcare for Military Families

By the end of this e-learning module, you’ll have found out why it’s important to know about this military healthcare program and learned how TRICARE benefits may affect or support special education services.

The ECHO Program and ABA for Military Families

screenshot of e-learning module slide for the TRICARE ECHO ABA module

By the end of this e-learning module, you’ll have found out why it’s important to know about the ECHO program and ABA military benefits for families you help. You will understand what benefits are available, who is eligible, and why military families may get confused between these benefits and school services under IDEA.

Mental Health Resources for Military Families

screenshot of e-learning module slide for the Mental Health module

By the end of this e-learning module, you’ll know about the differences in mental health care access and resources for 3 types of military families: active duty, reserve and National Guard, and veteran. You’ll learn about programs and apps military parents can use to reduce stressors for military kids and teens.

16 Financial Resources for Military Families-with Handout

Military families with whom you are working or who contact your parent center might find the resources in this article very helpful. Included in this article is a link to a parent-friendly handout with the same resources. Resources focus on national-level services available in every state. There are also resource-finders for some of the most common military family needs, especially as they are entering or leaving a community. Some are military-specific while others are open to civilian and military alike. Read online, or download the article and parent handout.

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New Tools and Updates Plus Essentials for Your Military Family Toolkit

We know you store, save and have useful tools available for your work with families.  Whether it’s bookmarks with folders labeled by topic or subject, saving resources in Word or Excel documents or printing some to easily share during your one-to-one support or at resource fairs, we’ve got you covered! In our back to school season it’s only logical we offer you new tools, essential resources and updates that you can look at today, save for another time and store for your work with military families. Continue reading “New Tools and Updates Plus Essentials for Your Military Family Toolkit”

When A Child’s Parent Has PTSD

Reprinted with permission of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jennifer L. Price, PhD
Updated January 3, 2015

Researchers have examined the impact of Veterans’ PTSD symptoms on family relationships, and on children of Veterans in particular. Understanding how these symptoms affect relationships can help families and children of Veterans cope with difficulties, should they arise. Although much of the research described here has been conducted with children of Vietnam Veterans, findings from this body of research may generalize to children of Veterans from other eras as well as non-Veterans with PTSD.

How might a Veteran’s PTSD symptoms affect his or her children?

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