Military Kids Toolkit
All children in Minnesota who have family members in the military are supported by the Minnesota National Guard Family Programs, regardless of branch. A curriculum called the Military Kids Toolkit was created to support military children in elementary, middle and high school. The Military Kids Toolkit is an electronic tool that includes the Military Kids: Peer Support Initiative curriculum, websites and training. The curriculum can be implemented in a small group or classroom style setting. The educational goals of the lessons are to identify military youth within schools and to foster resilience in military connected youth through a support group.
The Military Kids Toolkit fulfills an important need. There are more nearly 14,000 Air and Army Minnesota National Guard members. It is estimated that there are more than 20,000 military families when all Reserve Component branches of the Armed Forces are included.
Currently, a pilot of the Military Kids Toolkit is implemented in six schools around the state. The Military Kids Toolkit is the first structured program offered for educators to support military children. The Military Kids Toolkit is free of charge and will be available for the 2014-15 school years.
Military Kids Connect
This highly interactive website was created by psychologists at the Department of Defense's National Center for Telehealth and Technology. It was designed to help children of deployed parents cope with stress, changing responsibilities and concern for the safety of their parents.
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For more information, please contact Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Child, Youth and School Services.
|Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 11:26|