For the Sake of the Child
Ranger Reading Camp

Ranger Reading Camp

August 5, 2020

MCEC MSTC Pennington Carlton impacts children in his community by hosting a Ranger Reading Camp to help increase literacy skills and combat the summer slide.  He also shares logistical details on how this in person experience was carried out safely during the COVID 19 pandemic.  

 

“We want those new military families know there are families just like them. This is a way we can welcome them into the district.”

 

Not sure what an MCEC MSTC does? Learn More about Military Child Education Coalition Military Student Transition Consultants here: https://www.militarychild.org/programs/military-student-transition-consultants-mstc

 

Census 2020: It’s not too late

Census 2020: It’s not too late

July 30, 2020

Do you think you missed the opportunity to complete the 2020 Census? Ashley Austin, Communications Directorate from the U.S Census Bureau wants you to know it's not too late to respond.

 

https://2020census.gov/en.html

 

Fact Sheet:

How We Count: Military Members, Veterans, and Their Families in the 2020 Census

 

census.gov  | @uscensusbureau
Shape your future. START HERE > 2020census.gov

 

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the Fort Belvoir Enlisted Spouses Club.

Texas Purple Star Campus Designation

Texas Purple Star Campus Designation

July 23, 2020

Learn more about “military friendly schools” when Abby Rodriguez, State Coordinator for Military Connected and At-Risk Students in the Highly Mobile and At-Risk Student Programs Division for the Texas Education Agency, shares details about the Texas Purple Star Campus Designation with MCEC MSTC Kamilah Antoine.

 

MCEC MSTC Programs at: https://www.militarychild.org/programs/military-student-transition-consultants-programs

TEA Purple Star Campus Designation at: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/other-services/military-family-resources

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children at:

https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/other-services/interstate-compact-on-educational-opportunity-for-military-children

TXschools.gov at: https://txschools.gov/

OH Purple Star Designation at: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Ohio-Network-for-Military-Families-and-Veterans/Supporting-Ohio-s-Military-Families/Purple-Star-Award

The  Virginia Purple Star Designation Program for Schools at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/student_family/military/va-psdp/index.shtml

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support provided by the Fort Hood Spouses’ Club.

Extraordinary Military Kid Sharod

Extraordinary Military Kid Sharod

July 16, 2020

Extraordinary Military Kid, MCEC S2S™ and Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program™ Alumni, Sharod is a first generation college student and entrepreneur as the founder and CEO of Bookmark'd. 

Learn more about Bookmark'd at 

https://www.facebook.com/bookmarkdofficial/

MCEC Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program™

https://www.militarychild.org/programs/frances-hesselbein-student-leadership-program

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support from HEB.

Orion Military Scholarships

Orion Military Scholarships

July 9, 2020

Orion Military Scholarships, in recognition of the courage and devotion of our military personnel, offers scholarships to select US boarding schools for children from active duty military families.

Orion Military Scholarships create opportunities for eligible children of active duty military personnel to attend select U.S. boarding schools.

Given that most military children will be relocated at least once during their high school years, enrolling in a boarding school provides students with a continuous four-year experience, without disruption of academic achievement, athletic progress, and social development

 

Here are some important links and contact information mentioned in today’s episode:

MCEC website: www.militarychild.org

Orion Website: www.orionmilitary.org

Contact email address: information@orionmilitary.org

Social media channels:

Instagram: @orionmilitaryscholarships

Facebook: @orionmilitaryscholarships

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/orion-military-scholarship-fund-inc/

Twitter:  @Orion_Military

 

Lisa Molinari's military spouse column and blog (appears weekly in Stars and Stripes):  https://themeatandpotatoesoflife.com/

 

Lisa Molinari's book (humorous memoir about military family life):  https://www.amazon.com/Meat-Potatoes-Life-True-Lit/

 

Column about how Molinari children went to boarding school on military scholarships: https://themeatandpotatoesoflife.com/boarding-school-scholarships-offer-military-children-uninterrupted-education/

 

New York Times Opinion piece by Francis Tilney Burke on military children changing schools:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/opinion/military-families.html

 

This podcast was made possible because of the generous support from HEB.

The Future of the SAT

The Future of the SAT

July 2, 2020

This episode with answer common questions about the Future of the SAT with Bruce Shahbaz and Priscilla Rodriguez from the College Board. 

To register for the FREE MCEC Parent to Parent webinar on this topic:The Future of the SAT http://militarychild.adobeconnect.com/webrec1820b/event/registration.html

http://www.satpractice.org

http://www.collegeboard.org

One Family’s Journey to Discovery about a TBI and PTSD

One Family’s Journey to Discovery about a TBI and PTSD

June 25, 2020

Two friends talk through a spouse’s journey to discovery about a Service Member’s Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This podcast has been made possible because of generous support from HEB.

Resources to Build Resilience in Kids During Uncertain Times

Resources to Build Resilience in Kids During Uncertain Times

June 18, 2020

Listen in to a question and answer session where Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg shares powerful resources to help our kids build resilience in these uncertain times

 

To participate in the FREE MCEC Parent to Parent webinar and download register here: Building Resilience in These Uncertain Times with Dr. Ken Ginsburg

Building Resilience in These Uncertain Times Webinar description: Protecting children includes shaping and building their resilience. We do this best when we intentionally care for ourselves and model for our children how to do the same. Join Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, Professor of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine and MCEC Science Advisory Board Member, to discuss how to turn our experiences into resilience-building opportunities.

 

The Center for Parent and Teen Communication https://parentandteen.com/

Books that Dr. Ginsburg discussed in this podcast: 4th edition Building Resilience in Children and Teens, Raising Kids to Thrive and Reaching Teens

https://www.mghpact.org/for-parents/publications-for-parents/

Parents facing the challenges of a serious illness might find a number of PACT’s publications helpful. In addition to PACT’s publications, you may also want to visit other resources on our site, a section that provides a sampling of other helpful sources of information for both people who are ill and professionals who care for them.

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick

Paula Rauch & Anna Muriel. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2006.

This practical guide helps parents understand their child’s stage of development, temperament, emotions and possible reactions at difficult times. A supportive text for parents as they encourage and foster their child’s resiliency, emotional health, and well-being.

PFLAG https://pflag.org/

The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Message of Hope for Parents Seeking the Right Residential Treatment Program for their Military Child

Message of Hope for Parents Seeking the Right Residential Treatment Program for their Military Child

June 11, 2020

Families looking for a residential treatment program for their military children might feel hopeless, overwhelmed, confused and consumed with questions.  Rob McCartney, CEO of The Barry Robinson Center, shares questions parents can ask when considering treatment centers and what they can look for when considering different treatment options.  

School Choice Options for Military Students

School Choice Options for Military Students

June 4, 2020

Cara Candal serves as Director of Educational Opportunity for ExcelinEd focusing on private school choice. In today’s episode she talks about what school choice is, the options it provides, and how to navigate different programs to find the right school for each military student.

https://www.excelined.org/

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