HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC), through a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, has developed a six-hour course designed to address the challenges children face when a parent(s) transitions from military to civilian life. On average, 22,000 service members per month are transitioning out of the military. When a parent transitions, so do the children. MCEC recognized the impact transitions have on military-connected children and developed resources to help veterans and their families.
The new course, Supporting Veterans' Children Through Transitions™, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foWq38YaTvU, will explore the academic, social, and emotional implications for children and youth when their parents voluntarily or involuntarily transition from military to civilian life. The course also identifies needs of military-connected children whose parents have died, been wounded, or experienced combat-related illnesses. Together, participants will discover resources and integrate positive strategies to support veterans' children.
"This class really made me aware of the different types of situations that can turn someone from being active military to being a Veteran," shared a participant.
Participants who complete this course are eligible for 6 clock hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). For additional information about Supporting Veterans' Children Through Transitions™, visit http://www.militarychild.org/professionals/programs/supporting-veterans-children-through-transitions or contact Amanda Hulsey at Amanda.Hulsey@MilitaryChild.org or 254-953-1923, ext. 1139.
The Military Child Education Coalition serves the children of those who serve us all and encourages efforts that strengthen our military children and ensure opportunities for a quality education.
Founded in 1998, the Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®) is a 501(c)(3) global, nonprofit leadership and advocacy organization focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for America's four million military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. For more information, visit www.MilitaryChild.org
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