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Joint Base San Antonio (Randolph, Fort Sam Houston; Lackland, Camp Bullis)
Joint Base San Antonio School Liaison Office (SLO) helps parents ease the transition of the mobile military lifestyle and can assist prior to your PCS, upon arrival, while at your installation and when you prepare to depart for your next duty station. They specialize in serving military families with K-12 school age children and are able to provide information about the local school systems and community. The SLO will support parents and school districts with the Interstate Compact for the Education of Military Students interpretation, information on schools and boundaries, Home School, Deployment Support, provide School and Community Outreach partnerships. These military dependent education professionals serve as a link between military families and all surrounding school districts ensuring maximum educational opportunities for academic success.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a mandatory enrollment program that works with military and civilian agencies to provide comprehensive and coordinated community support, housing, educational, medical, and personnel services to active duty personnel and their family members.
Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment
This is a guidebook to support parents and caregivers as they help their children handle deployment.
Military Child Education Coalition
The Military Child Education Coalition serves to ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
Military Kids Connect
Military Kids Connect (MKC) is an online community for military children (ages 6-17 yr old) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Military and Veteran Families and Children
Care of our nation's military children helps sustain our fighting force, and helps strengthen the health, security, and safety of our nation's families and communities. Gathered here are resources about military families for caregivers, service providers, and children.
Sesame Street for Military Families: Transitions
When parents transition, so do kids. It's a new adventure...and all adventure stories have a hero. They also have ups and downs. But with the help of caring adults, your little hero can find the strength to "go with the flow" -- and have fun along the way. Sign up for the Adventure Campaign for fun activities, multimedia materials, and strategies to help you engage with your child as you navigate change together.
Military One Source
Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more.
School Quest
Designed for military students, their families and the caring professionals who support them, SchoolQuest™ is an educational resource tool from the Military Child Education Coalition. It is a great tool for parents to use to keep track of one or more of your children’s histories, to find answers to your educational questions and to help your student plan for the future.
Education Directory for Children with Special Needs
The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs provides military families with children with special needs the information they need to make informed assignment decisions and easier transitions. The directory consists of two components:
  • The Early Intervention Directory focusing on early intervention services for children birth through 3 years old
  • The School-Age Directory focusing on education services for children with special needs, 3 through 21 years old

Both provide tools and resources to help with the transition to a new location. The Early Intervention Directory summarizes national and state level early intervention trends and includes descriptions of local early intervention service providers. The School-Age Directory summarizes national and state level trends for special education and includes descriptions of individual school districts.
Army Reserve Family Programs
Connecting Soldiers, Families & Communities
Blue Star Families
Frequent moves, deployments, and transitions can make it hard for military families to establish strong, trusted networks. We bridge the gap between military family communities and the general public.
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids
The Comfort Crew Programs combine customized in-person live experiences, animated DVD's, guided journals, and an online web-portal to help kids through the unique situations they experience as a military kid in an extremely efficient and effective manner.
Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House provides housing when you have a service member hospitalized for injury, illness or disease.
USO Transition 360 Alliance Overview: Resources for a Smooth Transition from Military to Civilian Life
Connect with free tools and resources to plan for the future, pursue a new career, and strengthen your family.
Contact:
Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431

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