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Military Families

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Handouts (3)

Online Resources (3)

Handouts

Military Family Guardians: A Service Member And Guardian Handbook
Channing Bete
This essential resource helps service members prepare a Family Care Plan (FCP) and make all necessary arrangements for their dependents' guardianship during active duty. The handbook also offers information for military family guardians on preparing for the role, caring for a child, meeting special needs, preparing for reunion, and handling the challenges faced by children with a deployed parent. (English)
To request a copy of this resource, visit or call Pathfinder and ask for Handout #89

Preparing For School Transfers -- A Guide For Military Families
Channing Bete
This useful booklet shows military parents how to help their child prepare for and adapt to a new school after a military transfer or permanent change of station (PCS) move. Gives key planning strategies to make the transition easier on children and parents alike. Parents get tips on communicating openly with their children and with school personnel, and on providing a sense of routine and keeping a positive attitude. (English)
To request a copy of this resource, visit or call Pathfinder and ask for Handout #103

Ready To Move - Relocation Tips For Teens In Military Families
Channing Bete
The teen years are hard enough; being uprooted during the teen years can be especially stressful. This booklet acknowledges the stressors involved in relocation, and suggests many ways a teenager can make the move to a new location a positive, exciting experience. (English)
To request a copy of this resource, visit or call Pathfinder and ask for Handout #108

Online Resources

Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit
Document

The Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared toward helping military families with children with special needs navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support, benefits and entitlements.

Military OneSource: Special Needs Resources
Article

If your military family has a family member or child with special needs, there are numerous resources, services and programs available to help you. But where do you start? Here are some top resources.

The Education Directory for Children With Special Needs
Website

The Education Directory for Children With Special Needs provides military families with children with special needs the information they need to make informed assignment decisions and easier transitions.

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