Military Families: Additional Resources
Dr. Shirley Malone-Fenner, Director
Marsha Wilson, Faculty Assistant
School of Arts and Sciences
Boston, MA 02215
There & Back Again Veterans Services
There & Back Again works with veterans pre-deployment and post-deployment through the Active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Veterans Administration, Student Veteran Associations, and Veterans Service Organizations. Veterans who are introduced to alternative therapies, sooner rather than later, are finding immediate benefits that relieve their symptoms of PTSD. Visit their website to get more information.
There & Back Again programs include:
- Wellness Reintegration Program: Learn how yoga, meditation, and breath awareness helps alleviate symptoms of PTSD such as insomnia, anxiety, anger, depression, isolation, inability to concentrate and many others.
- Workshops: Representatives are available to provide educational workshops at military conference such as pre-mobilization, post-mobilization, family readiness, warrior transition units, annual Medical Corp.
- Train the Trainer: Scholarships are available to combat veterans who are interested in enrolling in the Train the Trainer Program, a 200-hour program that certifies veterans to teach yoga.
Needs of Military-Connected School Divisions in South-Eastern Virginia
Summary: This study was conducted with the Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) regarding needs in military-connected schools from the perspectives of teachers, principals, counselors, school psychologists, and district student information systems and academic officers. The study included four school districts, with one 100-percent military-connected school and one 30- to 50-percent military-connected school in each district, and all service branches represented. Through this, we identified major dimensions of school responsiveness to the unique educational needs presented by children of military families. Download the study (pdf)
Jill Biden Participates in Roundtable on Military Families
The University of Southern California News reported: The Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools project at the USC School of Social Work is a "perfect example" of changing how Americans view and understand military families and their lifestyle, said Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, on Jan. 19, 2012, during a roundtable discussion at the Davidson Continuing Education Center.