While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges that civilian children and families don't experience. These can include gaps in school attendance, learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community.
This comprehensive, evidence-informed guide introduces pre- and inservice school counselors, psychologists and social workers to this population and provides the necessary tools to create one-on-one and school-wide practices to support military students. Written in an engaging style by experts in the field, this guide includes:
* A primer on military culture
* Research highlighting how frequent school transitions and parental deployments affect the education of military children
* Guidance for creating school ''transition'' rooms for acclimating incoming students and parents.
* Examples of creative and effective projects designed to celebrate military children and support them through frequent school changes, a parent's deployment, or traumatic experiences.