Resource Guide

Classroom and Counseling Activities


Special Populations

  • Zero to ThreeNational Center for Infants, Toddlers, and FamiliesInformation and guides are provided for military parents and those working with very young military children.
  • Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)This National Parent Training and Information Center provides support, information and advice to military parents with special needs family members.

Trauma and Grief

Education-related Organizations

  • Military K-12 PartnersDepartment of Defense Educational Activity (DoDEA)Military K-12 provides information and support for all schools serving military students, as well as a link to School Liaison Officers for all services.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Student Support

  • Military Youth on the MoveDepartment of DefenseDesigned for students and parents, this website has helpful ideas and advice by age group on everything from deployment to moving to finding a job.
  • Armed Services YMCAFree YMCA memberships and summer camps for military families are available, as well as contests for military youth.
  • American LegionA comprehensive listing is available of scholarships for military dependents.
  • Camps for Military YouthCheck with nearby installations or your state's National Guard or Reserve unit for local camps that they may sponsor.

Fun Websites for Military Youth

Wellness Resources for Kids and Families

  • Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS)Family resiliency training for military families is available both in person on some military installations and on-line.
  • Military OneSourceDepartment of Defense resource provides a wealth of information and short-term, non-medical counseling via telephone or on-line with the additional option of face-to-face counseling services in the community.
  • AfterDeployment.orgThis Defense Centers of Excellence website offers wellness resources for the military community, including a section for "Families with Kids."
  • Defense Centers of ExcellenceDefense Centers of Excellence has information for service members, families and service providers around psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
  • Real WarriorsAn initiative by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, the Real Warriors site has information for both service personnel and family members.

Family Support