Resources for Kids
Check out these terrific resources, or TOOLKITS, both for children dealing with deployment and you, the parents trying to help them.
You’ll find toolkits for dealing with school, how to comfort your child, how schools can help support your child, guides for educators in how best to deal with a child whose parent is deployed…..and many more.
Let us know if you have more to add….we hope these help.
Do you have a child with special needs? Is your child in the Army Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)?
The Army Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) was established to assist Families that have a special needs member. The program assists them with the special requirements that these families have, such as housing, community support, educational, and medical needs. One of the other major benefits provided by EFMP to these families is Respite Care. This is temporary care, usually an afternoon or a couple of hours, during which time the program provides someone to relieve the primary care giver. This allows the primary care giver to take a break and decompress from the stresses of caring for a special needs family member on a daily basis with no breaks. This respite care is considered an essential quality of life benefit for the full time caregivers, qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours a month of respite care.