Virginia operation military kids presenter terry patterson southern virginia omk region chair
Download
1 / 25

Virginia Operation: Military Kids Presenter: Terry Patterson Southern Virginia OMK Region Chair - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 121 Views
  • Uploaded on

Virginia Operation: Military Kids Presenter: Terry Patterson Southern Virginia OMK Region Chair. Training Agenda Mini Ready, Set, Go! Training: Part I. – National OMK Overview Part II. - Virginia OMK Overview. Welcome/Introductions. Who am I?. Anticipated Outcomes.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Virginia Operation: Military Kids Presenter: Terry Patterson Southern Virginia OMK Region Chair' - toan


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Virginia operation military kids presenter terry patterson southern virginia omk region chair

Virginia Operation: Military KidsPresenter:Terry PattersonSouthern Virginia OMK Region Chair


  • Training Agenda

    • Mini Ready, Set, Go! Training:

      • Part I. – National OMK Overview

    • Part II. - Virginia OMK Overview



Anticipated Outcomes

  • Develop a clear understanding of what OMK is and how it operates

  • Understand ways that ALA can partner with OMK


Operation: Military Kids is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment.

It is a joint effort between 4-H National Headquarters and the U.S. Army Child, Youth & School Services.

OMK National Goal is to Support Military children and youth where they live when impacted by deployment


National Partners

4-H

Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)

United States Army Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS)

National Network of Child Care Resources and Referral (NACCRRA)

American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)


National omk objectives
NATIONAL OMK OBJECTIVES

  • Raise community understanding about how the deployment of a family member affects military children and youth through awareness building and educational trainings

  • Build community capacity & create Local Support Networks

  • Implement Educational Programs through Local Support Networks


Why OMK?

A New Reality:Impact of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)


Deployment Cycle

  • Pre-deployment

  • Mobilization

  • Post-deployment (Reintegration)



Identified Issues for Children & Youth in Military Families

  • Geographically dispersed Families and lack of connection with other Youth and Families in similar situation

  • • Child separation/anxiety issues regarding safety of deployed Parent

  • • Deployed Parent absent for significant events

  • Less parental involvement from Parent at home

  • Limited opportunities for Youth to attend extracurricular activities

  • Teens having increased care of home and younger siblings

  • Behavioral changes, peer pressure, lower self-esteem

  • Need to live with extended Family

  • Changes in financial resources

  • Communication with deployed Parent


OMK Core Elements

  • Ready, Set, Go! Trainings (RSG!)

  • Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK)

  • Mobile Technology

  • Hero Pack Project Labs (MTL)


  • Ready, Set, Go!Manual and Training

  • Community trainings designed to increase non-military youth workers, educators, counselors and other community members understanding of:

  • The unique issues facing military youth;

  • Military culture;

  • The deployment cycle;

  • Fostering resilience in youth and to engage them in building State and Local community networks to provide support for military children and youth.


Speak Out For Military Kids

  • SOMKOMK’s youth-driven community outreach program. Through participation in SOMK, military and non-military youth help generate community awareness of issues faced by military youth when a parent is in the deployment cycle.

  • SOMK Initiatives:

    • Youth Speakers’ Bureau

    • Public Service Announcements developed by SOMK participants

    • Video productions of “suddenly” military youth telling their stories

    • Interactive Theater productions


Hero Packs

Hero Packs are a tangible expression of support for military Families from their communities – especially young people and OMK Partners


Hero Pack Implementation

• Non-military youth and local community organizations Hero Packs and write letters of support/thanks to the youth to include in the backpack

• Local organizations donate youth items to supplement materials provided by national OMK partners

• Hero Packs are distributed to military youth impacted by deployment


Mobile Technology Labs

A mobile, internet-ready computer lab for use in a variety of settings. The lab provides access to technology for military youth to communicate with deployed loved ones, learn about technology, enhance educational experiences, or make videos/pictures, etc. to send deployed loved ones.


Additional OMK Program Resources

  • Yellow Ribbon Curriculum

  • Operation: Boots On Curriculum

  • Operation: Boots Off Curriculum

  • Discover the Fun – A Day Camp Resource

  • Experience OMK

  • Up For the Challenge – Fitness Curriculum



OMK State Team

  • OMK State Team Roles and Responsibilities

    • Create a diverse and Highly Functioning State Team

    • Establish Local Community Support Networks

    • Provide Support for Core Components of OMK Program

    • Provide content for State’s National OMK website

    • Facilitate Partner use of the OMK Mobile Technology Lab

    • Submit monthly and year-end reports to National


OMK Community Volunteer Partners

Youth Serving

Agencies/Organizations

Veterans

Organizations

Individual

Volunteers

Community

Volunteer

Partners

Local Military

Components

Civic Groups

Businesses

Private

Organizations

Faith Based

Organizations


QUESTIONS?

Contact:

Southern Virginia OMK Co-Chair

Terry Patterson

[email protected]

Virginia State Project Director

Megan Baker

[email protected]


ad