For the Sake of the Child

Conversations about the challenges Military-Connected Children face as they navigate multiple education systems from birth through high school.

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Sep 20th, 2018 by militarychild at 9:09 am

The President of the Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA), Superintendent Dr. Keith Mispagel, who is also on the board of directors for the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) talks with NAFIS Executive Director Hilary Goldmann about common misconceptions, what parents can expect to find on an impact aid form and resources for military families along with the implications for schools and children if Impact Aid were not sufficiently funded.

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Sep 13th, 2018 by militarychild at 2:28 pm

Education is a high priority for military families as they transition with school-aged children.  In this podcast, Dave Lapan Vice President of communications for the Bipartisan Policy Center talks about school choice, Education Savings Accounts for Military Families, school vouchers, Impact Aid and the potential impact for military families.

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Sep 6th, 2018 by militarychild at 2:06 pm

In this back to school podcast, Chief Master Sergeant “Tommy” Mazzone talks about his perspective as a parent on PCSing, changing schools, and shares his reflections on different types of schools and supports available as his family has transitioned.  We will also hear directly from a “new kid” about what it feels like during the first days of a new school.

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Sep 5th, 2018 by militarychild at 1:55 pm

The Military Child Education Coalition delivers programs, services, and professional development to meet the needs of military-connected students, parents, and professionals. 

Parent to Parent™ provides informative and interactive parent workshops to groups and organizations in the local community that address academic, social, and emotional issues associated with a military family lifestyle.

Student 2 Student® (S2S™) programs at the elementary (eS2S™), middle (JS2S™), and high school (S2S™) levels bring military and civilian kids together to welcome new students, support academic excellence, and ease transitions as students pass in or out of schools.

MCEC believes in the importance of professionals possessing the knowledge necessary to identify and respond to complex needs of military and veteran-connected children across disciplines such as education, healthcare, childcare, and business. MCEC trains professionals to address the unique challenges facing our military children. All training is grounded in research and presented by highly skilled instructors.

Military Student Transition Consultant, a highly specialized education professional embedded within the school district, is dedicated to supporting military connected students who works directly with children, parents, and school personnel. 

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Sep 4th, 2018 by militarychild at 9:43 am

As kids head back to school, two parents with military-connected children at different ends of the spectrum, kindergarten and college, talk about wishes and worries parents consider at the beginning of the school year.  We will also hear from the Biden Foundation to learn more about their goals and initiatives, as well as, highlight a back to school blog article offering advice from the future. 

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Jul 3rd, 2018 by militarychild at 12:57 pm

Dr. Mc Mullen the director of DoDEA schools in  Europe shares some strategies military parents can use to make a smooth transition into a DoDEA school along with addressing some common concerns parents have.  

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Dr. Paula K. Rauch, M.D., the MCEC Science Advisory Board Member and DIRECTOR, MARJORIE E. KORFF PARENTING AT A CHALLENGING TIME PROGRAM; CHIEF, CHILD PSYCHIATRY CONSULTATION SERVICE TO PEDIATRICS, MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL; FAMILY TEAM PROGRAM DIRECTOR, RED SOX FOUNDATION/MGH HOME BASE PROGRAM talks about Facing Challenges Together:  Raising Secure Children in an Uncertain World.

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Jun 4th, 2018 by militarychild at 5:53 pm

Dr. Gregory Leskin, Ph.D, the director of the Military and Veteran Families Program at UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress shares some practical tips to military families on resiliency and stress.

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May 18th, 2018 by militarychild at 10:33 am

In this episode we will discuss military dependent students using the Service Member's Post 9/11 GI Bill and Forever Gi Bill benefits. 

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Apr 27th, 2018 by militarychild at 2:52 pm

In this interview, Dr. Eric Flake will discuss different types of treatment options.  He will also discuss specific challenges that military families with children with Autism might encounter along with resources, strategies and stories of hope for families with a new diagnosis.  

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