Month of the Military Child & Coronavirus Updates: Spring 2020

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Celebrating Month of the Military Child
Every April, the military community comes together to celebrate our military children for their unique strength and resilience. The Department of Defense is joining in the celebration by providing new resources for parents and children, including a free appreciation kit and much more. Show your support for a MilKid this month.
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Coronavirus Information for Our Military Community
Military OneSource is committed to providing information to service members and families regarding the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19. We have created a dedicated section on our website for coronavirus updates and impacts, including tips for military families on how to stay safe while staying healthy.
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Updated Education Directory for Children With Special Needs
Explore recent updates made to the Education Directory for Children With Special Needs, a resource that provides military families with information about early intervention and special education services so that they can make informed assignment decisions and experience easier transitions.

Suggestions for EFMP
Submit your questions, concerns or suggestions for EFMP by emailing the Department of Defense Advisory Panel on Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs.

Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever
During this unpredictable time, it is important to try to keep routines to help your family deal with this new normal. If your kids are spending more time inside due to COVID-19, check out these fun indoor activities that help develop important motor and cognitive skills.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
The COVID-19 pandemic can make it difficult to meet your mental health needs. If you are unsure about attending therapy sessions, concerned about accessing medications or are looking for tips on self-care, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Did You Know?
With the soon to be launched EFMP Family Support Feedback Tool, you will be able to provide feedback about your visit to the EFMP Family Support Office through a short, confidential questionnaire. More information to come soon.
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Mark Your Calendar
  National Autism Awareness Month
April 2020
  Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 2020
  National Library Week
April 19 – 25, 2020

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EFMP eTutorials
  Watch EFMP videos: “Moving With an Individualized Education Program” and “Military Caregiving – Secrets of Self Care”  

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