NMFA launches redesigned resource for adults working with military teens

| August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

National Military Family Association, News Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A redesigned “10 Things Military Teens Want You To Know” toolkit is now available online.

The toolkit, created by the National Military Family Association, helps adults in military teens’ lives – teachers, school counselors, coaches and community or religious youth group leaders – understand how to help teens manage stress and affirm the positive aspects of military life.

Topics include service, diversity, community, pride, transition, recognition, belonging, responsibility, separation and war.

Each summer, NMFA’s Operation Purple program provides a free week of camp for thousands of military youth who have a parent serving in the uniformed services. Youth are asked about the best and worst parts of military life in a popular activity called the Top Ten list. The messages in the toolkit summarize what teens have said during the past few years.

NMFA is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen. It provides military families with information, works to get them the benefits they deserve and offers programs that improve their lives.

On the Web: The “10 Things Military Teens Want You To Know” toolkit is available at www.militaryfamily.org/toolkits.

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