Child & Youth 

6/27/2011 12:00 AM 

The following links provide a number of resources for military parents, including information parenting military children from infancy through to their teen years, military child education, and specific resources to help parents and children with deployment, reintegration, and coping with loss.

Please go to our Scholarship Information page to learn more about scholarships and financial aid available for military children.


 Zero to Five

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national non-profit organization that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and encourages pediatric medical staff to advise to parents about the importance of reading aloud to children. The organization provides books to military medical facilities.

Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
Talk, Listen, Connect is a DVD produced by the Sesame Workshop to help families of preschool children during military deployment and through reunion. The latest version also helps children whose parent or loved one has been injured. The DVD, available in Englsih adn Spanish, can be viewed through the Sesame Workshop's website or requested from MilitaryOneSource.

ZERO TO THREE
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.

 School Age

 

 Adolescent & Teen

 

 Children & Loss Resources

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States.

TAPS Good Grief Camp for Young Survivors
Every Memorial Day weekend the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) invites children ages infant to 21 to participate in a grief camp to promote emotional healing for those who lost a military member in their family. They are assigned a mentor for the 4 days and are able to share stories with other surviving children.

 Child Care Resources

Sittercity
From background checks and references to parent reviews, Sittercity gives you the information you need to find the perfect local babysitter, nanny or pet sitter safely and securely