MCEC Podcast

MCEC Podcast

Conversations about the challenges military-connected kids face as they navigate multiple education systems from birth through high school.

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July 9, 2024 32 mins

Resilience is often described as our ability to “bounce back” as we are faced with challenges.  Our military-connected youth live a highly mobile lifestyle and developing resiliency skills can assist in navigating the unique challenges of this life.  Listen as Dr. Rachel Millstein and Stacie Fredriksson discuss programs that provide opportunities for youth to build these skills.  

 

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Dr. Elizabeth Connors and Dr. Samantha Reaves discuss the impact that data has in developing a comprehensive school mental health support system.  They address the importance of having system and individual level data to assess the quality of programs and services, and how to utilize that data to make improvements.

 

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In our latest episode, we were honored to have Lisa Howard delve into the critical topic of mental health within the military community.  Lisa open-heartedly shares her personal family experiences, emphasizing why having open conversations is vital to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.

 

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June 11, 2024 33 mins

The Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) addresses key educational transition issues encountered by children of military families.  But what does implementation of the Compact look like?  Listen as Shelly Ramos, Senior Director of the Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division at the Texas Education Agency and MIC3 Texas State Commissioner, shares three unique case studies and solutions that illustrate ho...

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Dr. Sharon Hoover discusses the importance of prioritizing the mental health and well-being of students in schools, and how multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) provide a framework that supports the “whole child”.    

 

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May 28, 2024 44 mins

“The things that make me different make me, me”.  Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance acceptance, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for an individual’s visible or invisible differences.  Listen as Meg Zucker shares her story and how she believes we should all embrace what makes us unique.   

 

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May 21, 2024 35 mins

It’s that time of year...PCS season.  Military families move on average every 2-3 years, and this constant moving can be very stressful.  Listen as Amy Shick, a seasoned military spouse, discusses how her family has navigated multiple moves and gives tips on making them a little easier. 

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May 14, 2024 38 mins

Join us as we sit down with three school liaison professionals, who share insights into how they serve as a vital bridge between military-connected families, educational institutions, and communities. Discover the comprehensive support offered to ensure the academic, social, and emotional success of students navigating the unique challenges of military life.    

 

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In our latest episode, Rachel and McKenna discuss the often-challenging world of mental health within military families.  From navigating the complexities of PTSD to fostering open communication and understanding, they share invaluable insights and personal experiences that many can relate to.  

 

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Nicholas shares his journey from a military upbringing to pursuing his dreams in aviation.  Discover the impactful role of S2S programs, the value of kindness, and the essence of civic service.  A story of leadership, ambition, and the skies ahead! 

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Military kids will experience on average 6-9 school transitions from kindergarten to high school graduation. They live a unique lifestyle filled with many adventures. Listen as Cory, a military child all grown up, shares his story and the impact growing up in a military community has had on his life. 

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We are excited to share this episode on the extraordinary lives of military children who have been recognized as the 2024 Military Child of the Year recipients from the Air Force, Army, National Guard, and Space Force families. Join us as Noelani, Allison, Caleb and Taylor share their incredible stories of resilience and appreciation growing up in military families. 

 

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April 9, 2024 31 mins

Delaney, a remarkable military child, shares her experiences attending 8 schools, including 3 middle schools in 3 years. Adapting to constant change shaped her perspective, while realizing everyone faces challenges during transitions. She also shares insights from the Student 2 Student (S2S) program, highlighting its impact in supporting new students.

 

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In our latest episode, we shine a light on the exceptional lives of military children who have been recognized as the 2024 Military Child of the Year recipients from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard families. Join us as Charlotte, Isabella, and Lindsay share their heartfelt stories of resilience, adventure, and gratitude that come with growing up in military families.

 

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March 26, 2024 38 mins

Dive into the latest episode, as Andrea Motley Crabtree shares her groundbreaking journey from joining the Army in 1977 to becoming the first Black female deep-sea diver across all U.S. military branches and the U.S. Army’s first female deep-sea diver.  Conquering intense training, her story of perseverance and the power of support will inspire you.  This is truly a story of courage and determination. 

 

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March 19, 2024 32 mins

Peggy Davis shines a light on the transformative power of sports for women.  From personal development, to building resilience and fostering diversity, discover how athletics empower women and girls to excel in life.  Take a listen to this inspiring conversation.

 

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https://govsutrojans.com/ 

 

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March 12, 2024 33 mins

Leah King, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County, epitomizes what it means to be a servant leader. She shares her experiences growing up as a military child, learning how to adapt to change while embracing different perspectives, and ultimately, the importance of “making the place you choose to live better.”   

 

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The MCEC Call for the Arts program invites military-connected children from all over the world, representing every branch of service, to share interpretations through art of what it means to be a military-connected child. In this podcast, I spoke with one of the 2023 Call for the Arts high school winners: Reagan. Her artistic expressions of herself and her life as a military child tell an incredible story.  

 

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February 27, 2024 29 mins

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a history and legacy dating back hundreds of years. Dr. Cortez Dial discusses the foundation of HBCUs, the opportunities they have provided Black Americans, and their impact on America’s higher education system.

 

This podcast is made possible by generous funding from the Air Force Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington DC. To learn more, visit https://www.afoscdc.com/

 

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February 20, 2024 40 mins

Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) Michael Harrison shares his personal experiences and stories from attending an HBCU to an impressive 34 years of military service and beyond.  His journey illustrates a life of service and giving back to the community. 

  

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

 

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