According to the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), there are almost 2 million children of service members in active duty, National Guard, and Reserves. Additionally, it is estimated that 2 million children and youth are of post-9/11 Veterans. School-aged children of military and Veteran families have unique experiences that can create challenges in educational and social development, in addition to the difficulties experienced by non-military children. For example, military-connected children move six to nine times during their K-12 education. These moves often occur in the middle of the school year and require the military-connected student to adjust to new teachers, students, classes, learning environments, and more.
This webinar will give an overview of the work being done by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and how they incorporate best practices in their work. Following the MCEC overview participants will hear about a specific MCEC program called the Purple Star Initiative and what Purple Star Schools do to support military-connected children and their families. Following these presentations, participants will hear about the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCTSN) and how MCEC and NCTSN are working together to form multi-tiered supports to ensure Military and Veteran Children and receiving the supports that fit their individual needs.
By attending this webinar, participants will:
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