Audio and Video
This video program is designed specifically for older children and adolescents as they face military deployment in their family. This product was developed by military pediatricians and adolescent medicine specialists to help military youth understand that they are not alone when they experience family separation. It also provides tools for young people to use to begin to understand and cope in healthy ways with their feelings and emotions related to a military deployment. The video program utilizes the cutting edge concepts of psycho education and youth centeredness in order to emphasize prevention and resilience whenever possible.
Bullies are mean. Bullies are scary. Bullies are a pain in the brain — and every child needs to know what to do when confronted by one. This book blends humor with serious, practical suggestions for coping with bullies.
This board book can provide reassurance and comfort to a young child who is separated from a military parent because of deployment. Through this book, parents and caregivers can help keep hearts and minds open for a successful reunion. Each book has an insert in the back for a photo of the deployed parent so that the child can see daddy while thinking about him.
This board book can provide reassurance and comfort to a young child who is separated from a military parent because of deployment. Through this book, parents and caregivers can help keep hearts and minds open for a successful reunion. Each book has an insert in the back for a photo of the deployed parent so that the child can see mommy while thinking about her.
Divorce is painful and confusing for everyone involved, especially kids. Using gentle humor, Trevor Romain gives kids practical, helpful advice for dealing with the pain of divorce - such as knowing that it isn't their fault, that they shouldn't take sides or hide their emotions and that talking to friends can really help.
CDs and DVDs
In this CD, fatherhood expert and former Marine Airman Brott talks about ways to stay close with your child from before you deploy to after you return.
This CD offers support and advice as your child prepares for and leaves for college.
On this recording, former Navy psychologist Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft and women across the service branches discuss their challenges and successes as mothers who deployed. Please note, the zip file is 65.4 MB and may take time to download.
On this recording, Dr. Edward Hallowell talks about the challenges facing parents and children today and offers parents a five-step plan for raising resilient, successful and happy children.
On this recording, parents, young adults and narrator Susan Caughman share moving stories and words of wisdom about adoptive family life.
Multimedia outreach resources leverage the power of the beloved Sesame Street Muppets to provide families and young children ages 2 to 8 with critically-needed resources to help reassure children that they will be cared for, and that, together with their families, they can learn ways to cope with the stress and changes associated with divorce or separation and have hope for the future. This research-based initiative offers tools to help young children cope with and understand divorce at an age-appropriate level and aid families in managing the impact of this tough transition.
"Talk, Listen, Connect: When Families Grieve" is a DVD resource kit featuring Elmo, other Sesame Street Muppets and the courageous stories of families who have experienced the death of a parent. The bilingual (English and Spanish) kit includes a DVD, children’s storybook and guide for parents and caregivers.
"Little Children, Big Challenges" introduces the skills and strategies young children (ages 2 to 5) needed to build resilience and persevere through day-to-day challenges, such as beating the bedtime blues, trying new things and making new friends, and significant transitions and situations, such as mean or aggressive behavior, sibling rivalry and relocation. This bilingual family guide contains tips and strategies and includes a Sesame Street DVD featuring a Muppet story and music videos with real children and families.
This bilingual multimedia outreach program is designed to support military families with children between the ages of 2 and 5 as they cope with the feelings, challenges and concerns experienced during different phases of deployment.
Smiling, sitting up, grabbing, crawling, talking, walking – babies and toddlers acquire new skills at an awesome pace. Military OneSource's new Baby Wheel helps you understand how you can help your baby flourish during this important time of growth and development. Just turn the dial to your baby's age – you'll learn about developmental milestones and how you can support your child's progress with activities that are fun for both of you.
Military OneSource's new Baby Wheel helps you understand how you can help your baby flourish during this important time of growth and development. (en Español)
This is a comprehensive packet of materials for parents, caregivers and professionals who work to meet the needs of young children challenged by the stressors of military life, such as deployment and relocation.
The Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health Care Needs is specifically designed as an organizing tool for parents with children with special health care needs. It is intended to help track and organize your child’s information to make it easier for someone to care for your child in your absence.
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.
This Trevor Romain comfort kit for kids is centered on the Parents Choice Gold Award-winning DVD, "What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?" Despite the serious subject matter, kids of all ages are enlightened and encouraged as Romain's characters learn how to move toward grief instead of running away from it. This comfort kit includes a DVD, book, a journal for self-expression, a stuffed animal for comfort, a special memory box for keepsakes, and a booklet for caregivers.
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Parenting military life topic area of Military OneSource.