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Military Family Support Resources

At Southeast Polk we work to support students of military families.  Schools can provide stability and a normal routine for children whose parents are deployed or are transferred between installations.  The stresses that may result from family separation or moving to a new community may interfere with the ability of students to focus on learning. Here you will find resources for military students and their families to connect to programs and after-school activities provided in our community and by the U.S. military.

Community Resources 

  1. Family Readiness Group 
  • Offers support for family members of deployed personnel through connecting counseling offices to families 
  • Works directly with the command level of the military and DOD

    Contact:  samanthabaumhover.frsa@gmail.com

 

    2.   The Child & Youth Program

  • Offers out-of-school time programs and events to build life skills, address risky behaviors, enhance resilience, develop positive coping strategies for school age dependents ages 6 to 18 years.
  • Art, Recreation & Leisure
  • Sports, Fitness & Health
  • Life Skills, Citizenship, Character Development & Leadership
  • Academic Support, Career Development, Mentoring & Intervention

    Contact: stanley.g.stout.mil@mail.mil and christopher.j.cox18.ctr@mail.mil

 

    3. Military One Source - is a program offered through DOD and FRG

  • Is a broad based resource focused on Family and Community readiness. Services are available 24 hours a day at the website or by phone. MOS services are free, private and confidential.
  • Servicemembers and dependents/spouses are briefed on this resource throughout the deployment process (before, during, after)
  • Military OneSource provides referrals for counseling, as well as telephonic and online counseling services for Servicemembers and Families overseas.
  • Document translation and simultaneous interpretation services are also available.
  • Servicemembers and Families can receive financial counseling face to face, over the phone, or online.

Children and Youth Program Brochure 

Iowa National Guard Family Readiness Brochure 

Iowa National Guard Child and You Program Resources 

Warrior Family Services Branch Brochure

 

Events 

Join us as we PURPLE UP to support our nation’s military children! Purple symbolizes all branches of the military – including their colors: Coast Guard blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Air Force blue. We believe that when a military member serves, their whole family serves, too. That includes the littlest heroes – military kids. 

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