|Activities and Resources for Family Resilience Begun in response to the stay-at-home order initiated in March, this compilation of resources will be published bi-weekly to support youth and families for the duration of this pandemic. Family and Youth Coordinators for The Ohio National Guard Family Readiness will bring you a collection of ideas to help keep everyone engaged and growing during these challenging times. Our goal is that out of the suggestions shared, your family will find activities that will work best for you and the age of your children. Please remember that what works for one family may not be ideal for each family’s situation – and that is perfectly fine.
The Ohio National Guard Family Readiness & Warrior Support is committed to supporting you and your family. We will send ideas and resources that should be easy for parents to use at home. Wherever possible, we have included an online reference so that you can readily find the instructions and list of needed supplies.
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission – Ohio is one of 50 states involved in the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children, which is working to ensure that military children are properly enrolled in schools, have eligibility for school activities and have assistance in meeting graduation requirements. Learn about the compact on this website. For for additional information, contact ODE staff members Pete Lupiba, the council’s state commissioner, at Pete.Lupiba@education.ohio.gov | Working with Ohio’s Military Kids: what educators need to know
|Veterans Executive Order Report – A comprehensive look at what state departments, boards, commissions and our institutions of higher education can do to support Ohio’s veterans and service members, and to make our state an ideal home for veterans seeking to launch their civilian careers.|
|House Bill 488 – Revised Code to require state institutions of higher education to award credit for military training, to increase penalties for certain theft, deception, and identity fraud offenses when the victim is an active duty service member, to allow for a civil action for victims of identity fraud, to make other changes regarding state support and benefits for veterans and their spouses, and to clarify membership in the State Teachers Retirement System.|
|Health Care Licensing for Military Members and Spouses – If you or your spouse is a current or retired member of the armed forces of the United States, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, the following information is provided to help you in obtaining licensure or certification by the Ohio Board of Nursing.|
|Ohio National Guard’s Family Readiness Program – This program provides information and tools for Ohio families, including educational resources, youth camps and recreational opportunities.|
|Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) – The Military Child Education Coalition’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition. | Voice for the Military Child: a newsletter for friends of the MCEC|
|Ohio Inter-service Family Assistance Coalition (ISFAC) – The ISFAC serves as a statewide “safety net” in support of Ohio military families. The ISFAC connects military families with national, state, regional and community resources as well as volunteer support services.|
|Army OneSource – Army OneSource, Army Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services works with parents, students and schools to mitigate the challenges resulting from children switching school systems because of family relocation or deployment of a parent.|
|Touching Base – Touching Base is a quarterly U.S. Department of Education newsletter for the military community.|