With more than 3,000 children in its district living in military families, Richland 2 is taking steps to help students cope with the unique stresses such a life can create.
From learning to cope with the nomadic lifestyle of military families, to dealing with deployments of mom or dad to overseas war zones, the district has implemented many new initiatives to help children, this article in The State reported.
"These initiatives, once geared toward helping students adjust to the nomadic life of a military family, are now moving more toward the post-9/11 reality that students find themselves facing: often being without a parent for long stretches of time or having a parent who is dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder," the article stated.
“We really try to look at a lot of things,” Richland 2’s chief planning officer, Fred McDaniel, told the paper.
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