Resources: A Few Good Child & Youth Links

Be Strong is a non-profit empowering youth to prevent bullying, social isolation and suicide by igniting change in peer behavior through a comprehensive student – led approach to: encourage ALL students to reveal challenges they are facing, train and equip students to become more resilient, arm them with the Be Strong App to access real time and local resources that can help, and unite them to change their families, schools, communities, states, and country.

stopbullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying

For the Sake of the Child Podcast: Sesame Street for Military Families with Rosita

Listen in to our “For the Sake of the Child” podcast to hear about the vast array of amazing resources that Sesame Street for Military Families has to offer to help young military-connected children. Children will enjoy hearing their Sesame Street friend, Rosita, share with Louise about how she and her friends on Sesame Street share similar circumstances with military kids.

Visit Sesame Street for Military Families website at:
https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/

To find out more about the apps that Sabrina mentioned visit:
https://sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.org/mobile-apps/

For the Sake of the Child Podcast: Lead From the Front

Noah is an Extraordinary Military Kid who talks about lessons that he has learned about “leading from the front”.  Listen in to hear his thoughts and  unique perspective about moving Senior year in high school, class rank, college, extracurricular activities, the Student2Student program and Frances Hesselbein leadership program.  Be sure to stay tuned to hear an amazing story about his dad at the end!

Student 2 Student® https://www.militarychild.org/audience/students

Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program™ https://www.militarychild.org/programs/frances-hesselbein-student-leadership-program

For the Sake of the Child Podcast:
Helping Military Children Have Smooth Transitions into DoDEA

In this podcast, Dr. Dell 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.  Her insights will also address some common concerns and questions parents have as their children transfer.

@IBPAworld provides webinars, articles & more about bullying prevention. Check out their new website today! View at www.ibpaworld.org

MilitaryKidsConnectMilitary Kids Connect (MKC) is an online community for military children (ages 6-17 years old) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with unique psychological challenges of military life.

Some of the awesome resources found within Military Kids Connect include:

MKCCrossroadsCrossroads presents multiple challenging real-life scenarios via instructional videos to help military kids make positive choices.

MKCWhatsOnYourMindWhat’s On Your Mind is a message board where military teens can openly communicate about the challenges they face and get feedback from other teens who have been there.

MilitaryChildEduCoalition

Military Child Education Coalition is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

 NPREduMilitary Children: Their Struggles, Sacrifices And Strengths sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Military Children, a series documented by Kavitha Cardoza  explores the challenges facing our nation’s nearly 2 million military children. The series includes an hour-long documentary, animated video, radio and written stories from all around the world.

DeptofEducationEducators Guide to the Military Child During Deployment is a booklet designed to meet the needs expressed by teachers and other school personnel for background information and intervention strategies to support the military child during mobilization and deployment.

SesameStreetSesame Street provides much-needed support and practical education with Talk, Listen, Connect, a multiphase outreach initiative to help kids through deployments, combat-related injuries, and the death of a loved one. Videos, storybooks, and workbooks especially created for this program guide families through these tough transitions by showing how real families — as well as furry monsters — deal with similar circumstances.