Dear Military Families,

Here is a great professional development opportunity geared for adults who work with military youth.  Please pass this information to your school administrators and teachers.

If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me.


Carrera Romanini
University of Tennessee
Operation: Military Kids
4-H Youth Development
Ph: (865) 974-9724
Fax: (865) 974-1628
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-----Original Message-----
From: Major, Paige A Ms CTR US NG TN ARNG [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:17 AM
To: Romanini, Carrera
Subject: FW: Military Child Education Coalition 

Military Child Education Coalition is hosting a Guard and Reserves Institute training 13-14 September. Please visit the link below to sign up!

Description: The MCEC Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserves Institute focuses on information needed to raise community awareness about the issues faced by children when a parent is deployed. Through a combination of direct instruction, group work and interactive activities, participants develop strategies and the framework of an Action Plan to support these children of the "suddenly military."

Audience: School counselors and other professional educators; school nurses; family support personnel of the National Guard and Reserves.

Terminal Learning Objectives: Commit to support the children of the National Guard and Reserves through learning activities, networking, and instructor-led activities. Design methods to ease the challenges faced by the children of the National Guard and Reserves.

* History, background, structure
* Suddenly military
* Deployment Cycle
* Separation
* Emotional Issues, sensitivity, support * Response and Resilience * Actions and Reactions

Credits Available: 1.2 Credit /12 hours Continuing Education Credits through IACET & NBCC
1 Graduate Credit through Texas A & M Central Texas

Date: September 13-14, 2012

Registration and Breakfast:  8:00-8:30 am

Institute Training:  8:30-4:00 pm

Place: Hamilton County Department of Education The Teacher's Place  

Address: 1161 West 40th Street Chattanooga, TN 37409 

Attendance Requirement:  95% attendance is required to receive institute credit and course materials

Cost: Funded by Office of the Secretary of Defense/Department of the Army 

No cost to participants 

Paige P. Major
Lead Coordinator Child, Youth and School Services, Tennessee National Guard Harvest Professional Services Company
615-313-0547 (O)
615-313-0526 (F)
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