Resources: Military Families
Posted October 28, 2013
Supporting Students from Military Families--Free Guides
While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families don't experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. Columbia University, Teachers College Press published 4 guides geared to support teachers, administrators, student personnel staff, and parents. This comprehensive, evidence-informed guide introduces pre- and inservice school counselors, psychologists, and social workers to this population and provides the necessary tools to create one-on-one and school-wide practices to support military students. For a limited period, and as supplies last, TCP has agreed to provide FREE copies of the The Pupil Personnel Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families. to school social workers working with military kids in schools. If you would like a FREE Guide, click here, select the type of book you desire, fill out your name, mailing address, etc. The book will be mailed directly to you in a few weeks. Special thanks to Teachers College Press and Ron Astor and Diane Pineda, USC Building Capacity in Military Connected Schools
Click here for SSWAA's list of other Resources in Working With Military Families
Note: You will need your 9 digit zip code: Check with the USPS for your zip code.
Other Guides that are available:
The Military Families Parent Guide for Supporting Your Child in School If you are a military parent, you can access a FREE copy for a limited time (posted 10/28/13). This unique guide provides parents with the information they need to choose a welcoming school or daycare program and suggests steps they can take to advocate for their children. It also highlights the types of questions parents should ask about how their children are faring socially, emotionally, and academically.
Click here for SSWAA's list of other Parent Resources and Military Family Resources.
The School Administrator's Guide to Supporting Students from Military Families If you are a school administrator, you can access a FREE copy for a limited time (posted 10/28/13). This evidence-informed guide introduces school administrators to this population and offers tools to help them implement school-wide programs that will support military students' learning.
Click here for SSWAA's list of other Administrator's Resources.
The Teacher's Guide to Supporting Students from Military Families. If you are a teacher, you can access a FREE copy for a limited time (posted 10/28/13). This comprehensive and evidence-informed guide introduces pre- and inservice teachers to this population and provides essential tools to help minimize the impact of military life on student learning.