Participants receive the following resources during training:

  • Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others by Shane J. Lopez
  • Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel
  • Grief Support for Military Children: A Guide for School Personnel from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)Course Length
  • “Changes” Growing, Learning, Understanding Kit

This course was developed through a generous grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Military Child Education Coalition® solely exists to help the military and veteran-connected child thrive in the face of transition and separation.

About this course:

Course Format:

Face-to-Face instruction with up to 50 people per session.

Course Length:

This course includes 6 clock hours (.6 CEUs) of instruction and group work time, exclusive of breaks and lunch.


Professionals, para professionals, youth leaders, and others who work with children and youth in educational or community organization settings. This course is also relevant to parents who are interested in ways to help their child reach their full potential.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the academic and social-emotional implications for children and youth when their parents voluntarily or involuntarily transition from the military to civilian life.
  • Identify needs for children and youth whose military-connected parents have died, been wounded, or have combat-related illnesses.
  • Discover resources and integrate positive strategies to support Veterans’ children.
Credit Options:

CEU - Course participants are eligible to receive .6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this six clock hour course. MCEC is a National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. These designations allow us to offer you these opportunities.

The Military Child Education Coalition is an approved continuing education provider for the Texas
Education Association Provider # 501-090, Texas and other state entities.

To receive CEUs a participant must maintain 95% attendance, engage in the class activities and discussions, complete an end of course evaluation, and complete an end-of-course assessment with a minimum score of 80%. The CEU fee is $25.00.

TEA         NBCC

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