Military Families: Coping With War | Child Mind Institute

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A powerful CNN feature looks at uncounted casualties of recent wars, members of military families who become suicidal or depressed, including a teenage girl named Kristi Anne Raspperry.

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

New tools to share with military families.

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Honoring the Military Child: Help Children Cope with Separation – PR Newswire (press release)

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Honoring the Military Child: Help Children Cope with Separation PR Newswire (press release) WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Keeping in touch with a parent who is deployed or away from home for training or other duties can be a…

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

Communication is the key!

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Military affiliated students balance military, civilian life – The Collegian

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Students who have served overseas in the United States Armed Forces have to reacclimate to civilian life when coming to K-State.

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

Go Wildcats!

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The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University

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Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

Great resources for educators and others working with military-connected students and families. 

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Military affiliated students balance military, civilian life – K-State Collegian

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Military affiliated students balance military, civilian life K-State Collegian Those who choose to serve our country rather than go straight to higher education have to go through different processes depending on the branch of the military they…

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

Go Wildcats!

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Mercer Co. middle school students tackle a monumental service learning project – KyForward.com

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Mercer Co. middle school students tackle a monumental service learning project KyForward.com Kentucky Department of Education social studies consultant Jennifer Fraker said that schools wanting to collect donations for the memorial…

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

What a great way to build resiliency skills in students at the same time integrating civic and economic educational content. A project that will benefit a veteran organization will also raise the awareness of non-military-connected individuals to the unique culture of the military. 

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It’s Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

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Thsi Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address — for children and ad

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

This is such an important point that is often overlooked by administration when setting up professional development and instituting change for teachers. Think of the flight attendant who states in emergency situations that you should put the oxygen on yourself first so you can better help those around you. This article addresses exactly that issue. In the times of great change, like the implementation of new standards, teachers are going through great change and need the social/emotional supports, just as we offer our students going through transitions. 

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It’s Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

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Thsi Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address — for children and ad

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

This is such an important point that is often overlooked by administration when setting up professional development and instituting change for teachers. Think of the flight attendant who states in emergency situations that you should put the oxygen on yourself first so you can better help those around you. This article addresses exactly that issue. In the times of great change, like the implementation of new standards, teachers are going through great change and need the social/emotional supports, just as we offer our students going through transitions. 

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Mission Family: Résumé tool helps spouses highlight experience | Marine Corps Times | marinecorpstimes.com

Here’s a great tool for spouses on the  job hunt. Volunteer Coordinators on Installations always tout that your Volunteer works “counts”. Well, I am here to say it does and I am proof. My volunteer work with Army Community Services as an instructor then allowed me to go to further training to become a Master Trainer and then onto Department of the Army Core Instructor. I became an instructor on how to be an instructor. When it came time to apply for a paying job, that experience and know-how all played a part in my being hired to be an instructor at a University, granted I had a Masters Degree but the combination of degree and experience is what made the difference. This free tool will help translate your experiences into skills that employers are looking for and need. The 21st Century job skills that employers keep saying are missing are flexibility, adaptability, problem solving, team work…well if that doesn’t describe most MilSpouses I am not sure what does. Give it a look.  Mission Family: Résumé tool helps spouses highlight experience | Marine Corps Times | marinecorpstimes.com.

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Military Kids Say the Darndest Things!

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Militaryspouse.com focuses on milspouses, fiancés, and significant others; delivering helpful and entertaining content from writers who understand military families – military spouses themselves.

Sandy Risberg‘s insight:

Kids always have such a fresh and uncensored view of life. Enjoy!

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