Thousands of Minnesotans serve our country in the military and in turn, thousands of military families and children are impacted by their service. Resources are available to assist Minnesota educators serve and support children in their classrooms and learn more about how students may be affected by the military service of a parent or family member.
We hope that every educator will take the time to familiarize themselves with this information regarding the effects of deployment and reintegration on children.
The Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC) is hosting Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Institute, a free 2-day training for Minnesota school administrators, student support services, teachers and community partners who work with students from military families. Visit the MCEC's calendar to read more about this training and register. Two sessions will be offered in Minnesota: February 27-28, 2013, in Minneapolis, and May 15-16, 2013, in St. Cloud. View more information specifically for administrators on the MCEC website.
Minnesota National Guard Youth Programs Peer Support Initiative Curriculum
The curriculum is a set of six (6) lessons that school counselors can implement in a small group setting to help children of military families learn to deal with stress, coping, communication, changing family roles, and fostering resilience. To request the curriculum, visit the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon website Military Kids Toolkit web page. Follow the links and a member from Youth programs will contact you with more information.