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New Resources from Ron Avi Astor, Linda Jacobson, and Rami Benbenishty

MCEC has partnered with Dr. Ron Astor and Teachers College Press to publish four complementary guides in support of military-connected students. The informative books and videos (scroll down to view) provide guidance on a host of education related issues of particular interest to military families. Dr. Astor, a member of the MCEC National Science Advisory Board, along with Linda Jacobson and Dr. Rami Benbenishty will all contribute proceeds from the sale of the books to MCEC.

The Pupil Personnel Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families

[Paperback]
Ron Avi Astor (Author), Linda Jacobson (Author), Rami Benbenishty (Author), Diana Pineda (Author), Hazel Atuel (Author)

Book Description
Publication Date: October 19, 2012
While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families don't experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community.

This comprehensive, evidence-informed guide introduces pre- and inservice school counselors, psychologists, and social workers to this population and provides the necessary tools to create one-on-one and school-wide practices to support military students. Written in an engaging style by experts in the field, this guide includes:

* A primer on military culture
* Research highlighting how frequent school transitions and parental deployments affect the education of military children
* Guidance for creating school ''transition'' rooms for acclimating incoming students and parents.
* Examples of creative and effective projects designed to celebrate military children and support them through frequent school changes, a parent's deployment, or traumatic experiences.

Teachers College Press also publishes guides written specifically for teachers, school administrators, and parents.

Dr. Astor, a member of the MCEC National Science Advisory Board, along with Linda Jacobson and Dr. Rami Benbenishty will all contribute proceeds from the sale of the books to MCEC.


The Military Family's Parent Guide for Supporting Your Child in School

[Paperback]
Ron Avi Astor (Author), Linda Jacobson (Author), Rami Benbenishty (Author), Diana Pineda (Author), Hazel Atuel (Author)

Book Description
Publication Date: October 19, 2012

This unique guide provides parents with the information they need to choose a welcoming school or daycare program and suggests steps they can take to advocate for their children. It also highlights the types of questions parents should ask about how their children are faring socially, emotionally, and academically, such as:

* What can I do to help my child make a smooth transition to a new school?
* How can I support my child academically?
* What role can sports and extracurricular activities play?
* What resources or staff does my school have to meet the needs of military children?

This guide will help parents form partnerships with teachers and administrators as they work to make schools more military-friendly. Guides written specifically for teachers, school administrators, and pupil personnel are also available from Teachers College Press.

Dr. Astor, a member of the MCEC National Science Advisory Board, along with Linda Jacobson and Dr. Rami Benbenishty will all contribute proceeds from the sale of the books to MCEC.


The School Administrator's Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families

[Paperback]
Ron Avi Astor (Author), Linda Jacobson (Author), Rami Benbenishty (Author), Diana Pineda (Author), Hazel Atuel (Author)

Book Description
Publication Date: October 19, 2012
This evidence-informed guide introduces school administrators to a military population and offers tools to help them implement school-wide programs that will support military students' learning.

This practical guide includes:
* Profiles of principals who have created welcoming school environments for military children and parents
* Lessons learning from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools
* A chapter on using data to improve school culture for military students
* A chapter on education policies that can improve circumstances for military children
* Research highlighting how frequent school transitions and parental deployments affect the education of military children

Teachers College Press also publishes guides written specifically for teachers, pupil personnel, and parents.

Dr. Astor, a member of the MCEC National Science Advisory Board, along with Linda Jacobson and Dr. Rami Benbenishty will all contribute proceeds from the sale of the books to MCEC.

The Teacher's Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families

[Paperback]
Ron Avi Astor (Author), Linda Jacobson (Author), Rami Benbenishty (Author), Diana Pineda (Author), Hazel Atuel (Author)

Book Description
Publication Date: October 19, 2012

Written in an engaging style by experts in the field, this guide provides strategies and classroom practices to support these students and address issues such as:
* Frequent transitions between schools
* Gaps in academic progress
* Social adjustment
* Parental deployments
* Trauma or tragedy

It shows how practices already being used in your school can be adapted to ease the transition for military students, and it also introduces original strategies, such as:
* A ''Hero Wall'' honoring members of the military
* Friendship or memory gardens
* Military Appreciation events
* Writing letters or making care packages for deployed service members

Teachers College Press also publishes guides written specifically for administrators, pupil personnel, and parents.

Dr. Astor, a member of the MCEC National Science Advisory Board, along with Linda Jacobson and Dr. Rami Benbenishty will all contribute proceeds from the sale of the books to MCEC.

Children of the Deployed                                                                    Connection Corners-Dewey

Friendship Garden                                                                              
Valentine's Day-San Onofre         

Jefferson: Recognizing the Military Student                                   
Temecula Military Appreciation Day

 
Partners at Learning (PAL)                                                                     
Families overcoming Stress

Eagle's Nest