FARGO, N.D. — A daylong practicum this week in Minot, N.D., will provide a practical application of techniques and strategies for Family Readiness Group leaders, first responders and other concerned adults in an effort to increase resilience in military-connected children.
The Living in the New Normal Institute: Helping Children Thrive Through Good and Challenging Times Practicum will take place at 8 a.m. May 5 at Sleep Inn and Suites in Minot, N.D. The free program will guide participants in acquiring a basic knowledge of resilience elements and how that applies to military children. It also will identify tools and resources that foster resilience in children and help participants identify and apply resilience-building skills to prepare children for good and challenging times.
The practicum is sponsored by the North Dakota National Guard’s Service Member and Family Support program and provided by the Military Child Education Coalition, a nonprofit organization that addresses the educational needs of military-connected families.
For more information about the practicum, contact Myriam Virellad at 254-953-1923 or myriam.virella@MilitaryChild.org or Jessi Clark-Woinarowicz, North Dakota National Guard state youth coordinator, at 701-333-4822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Living in the New Normal Institute: Helping Children Thrive Through Good and Challenging Times Practicum
WHO: Sponsored by the North Dakota National Guard, funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and provided by the Military Child Education Coalition for Family Readiness Group leaders, first responders and other concerned adults
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5, 2012
WHERE: Sleep Inn and Suites, 2400 10th St. S.W., Minot, N.D.
MEDIA: Contact Jessi at 701-333-4822 to arrange coverage times and interviews.
Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the North Dakota National Guard has mobilized more than 3,800 Soldiers and more than 1,800 Airmen in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Currently, about 400 North Dakota Guardsmen are serving overseas while more than 4,000 remain in the state for emergency response and national defense. For every 10,000 citizens in North Dakota, 65 serve in the North Dakota National Guard, a rate that’s more than four times the national average.