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Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program that is both a call center and a website providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, their families and survivors. Information includes, but is not limited to deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Learn more at the Military OneSource website, or call (800) 342-9647.

Military OneSource has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles, and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Confidential services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. Read more about Military OneSource in their About Us web page.

Rebecca Boehlke, Military OneSource State Consultant, is available for education of the Military OneSource program for civilian and military providers as well as the military community. Contact her at Rebecca Boehlke or (715) 441-0077.

 

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3)

MIC3 was developed to ease the educational challenges that military children encounter.

MIC3 current newsletters

 

BadgerLink — Wisconsin’s Online Library

BadgerLink provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music.

What can BadgerLink do for you?

BadgerLink resources are made available to Wisconsin residents through funding by the Universal Service Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services; content is not available through regular search engines.

 

The College Guide for Servicemembers and Veterans and ROTC Programs

The College Guide for Servicemembers and Veterans
Guide to Understanding ROTC Programs
Army ROTC Teaches You to Lead

 

Important New Guides to Support Students of Military Families

Teachers College Press at Columbia University released four resource guides on supporting military children in public schools.

Each guide is based on research and written specifically for teachers, school administrators, pupil personnel, and parents. They have been endorsed by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Military Child Education Coalition, and leading experts in education, social work, psychology and can be used as texts in university and district training programs. Each guide outlines how school professionals and parents can create a supportive school setting that helps military children thrive.

The books focus on practical strategies that can be implemented to make students feel welcome and connected. Many of the strategies highlighted are currently being used by educators, school districts, universities, and school liaison officers who created supportive settings for military children.

Ordering information can be found at Teachers College Press.

 

The Hardest Year

The Hardest Year is an excellent article about the unique stressors that face military children and how the Interstate Compact for the Education of Military Children is working to support families.

 

Books and Resources to Connect with Military Children's Lives

The University of Wisconsin-Extension's Wisconsin 4-H Military Kids website has many books and resources to help support military kids.

For more information contact Shelley Joan Weiss at shelleyjoan.weiss1@gmail.com.