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*Military Resource Spouse Center

A useful link for those spouses that want to upgrade knowledge, skills and abilities and those who may want to enter the workforce as a result of spouse deployment. 

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http://www.milspouse.org/

*Tennessee National Guard Family Program Website

www.tnmilitary.org/familyreadiness/index.htm

*National Guard Bureau Family Program Website- "News You Can Use"

http://www.guardfamily.org

*Veteran's Administration

http://www.va.gov/

*Military Scholarship Finder

www.military.com/education/scholarship/newsearch



*Website Resources for Helping Children, Adolescents, Teens, and Adults Cope During Times of Crisis

1. Talking to Kids About War

AboutOurKids.org - New York University Child Study Center http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/war.html

2. Talking About Conflict and War

The Learning Network - http://www.familyeducation.com/article/

3. Talking with Children about War - Pointers for Parents The Learning Network

http://www.familyeducation.com/article/

4. Talking with Kids about the News Children Now

http://www.childrennow.org/television/twk-news.htm

5. "Helping Children Cope with Violence, Terrorism, and Grief"

on the NCCIC Web site. The information can be found at http://nccic.org/helpkids.html.

6. AAP Offers Advice on Communicating with Children about Disasters

http://www.aap.org/policy/re9813.html - How Pediatricians Can Respond to the Psychosocial Implications of Disasters (AAP Policy statement)

7. http://www.mentalhealth.org/publications/allpubs/SMA95-3022/SMA3022.htm - Psychosocial Issues for Children and Families in Disasters: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician (Joint publication between AAP and US Center for Mental Health Services)

8. http://www.aap.org/policy/re9702.html - The Pediatrician's Role in Disaster Preparedness (AAP policy statement)

9. http://www.aap.org/advocacy/disarticle.htm - Child Deaths Hit Communities Hard: Disasters Demand Psychological Triage (AAP)

10. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has suggestions for "Helping Children After a Disaster." They can be found at: http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/disaster.htm

11. Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/violence.cfm

12. Tragic Times, Healing Words Helping Your Children Cope with the Latest Disasters by the Sesame Workshop

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/

13. Kids Com .Com Kids speak out!

http://www.kidscom.com/

14. Talking with Kids about the News

http://www.childrennow.org/television/twk-news.htm

15. National SAFE KIDS Campaign and Matchbox Partner to Celebrate National 9-1-1 Day

http://www.safekids.org/

16. Talking with Kids About Tough Issues

http://www.talkingwithkids.org/

17. Helping Your Kids Feel Safe

http://www.parentsplace.com/family/

18. Nickelodeon Parent Talk Violence

http://www.nick.com/all_nick/everything_nick/kaiser/violence.html

19. Response to Terrorism: Teacher Handout From American School Counselor Association

http://206.61.101.87/content.cfm?L1=1000&L2=48

20. Helping Your Child Deal With the Terrorist Tragedy http://kidshealth.org/breaking_news/tragedies.html

21. Talking to Kids About War http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/war.html

22. Help for Coping with the Attacks in the U.S. http://www.aboutourkids.org/

23. Connect for Kids http://www.connectforkids.org/

24. Coping After A Disaster http://family.go.com/raisingkids/

HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN
25.**For Very Young Children Even babies and toddlers can experience anxiety. Zero to Three offers some advice for protecting and reassuring very young children. http://www.zerotothree.org/

26. **Helping Children Deal with Scary News Words of advice from Mr. Rogers: help children feel secure, limit TV and listen. http://pbskids.org/

27. **Helping Children Cope with Trauma The American Counseling Association has compiled a list of ways parents and adults can help young children deal with trauma. http://www.counseling.org

HELPING OLDER CHILDREN
28. **Talking with Children: Tips for Parents The National Association of School Psychologists offers tips for parents not only in English, but also in Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Urdu and Vietnamese. http://www.nasponline.org/

29. **A Guide for Parents: Ten Tips for Talking with Children about Terrorism It's not always what you say, but how you say it that matters for young children. Here's help from the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management. http://www.state.oh.us/cdr/schools/trauma/tentips.htm

30. **Helping Children Understand the Terrorist Attacks The U.S. Department of Education explains how adults can talk with children about the attacks, along with suggestions for educators and links to additional helpful resources. http://www.ed.gov/inits/september11/index.html

31. **What to Look For UCLA's School Mental Health Project identifies common responses that children often experience in the wake of overwhelming events: persistent fears about being separated from their families, sleep disturbances, loss of concentration and irritability, physical complaints, withdrawal and listlessness. http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu

32. **Trauma and the Attacks in the United States New York University's Child Study Center offers resources to help parents, teachers and mental health professionals explain war and terrorism to children, how to help them cope, and signs of trauma-related stress. http://www.aboutourkids.org



HELP FOR TEENAGERS
33. **Reactions to Trauma: Suggestions for Teens

The National Mental Health and Education Center has brief information for teens on normal reactions to trauma, and how they can help themselves. http://www.naspcenter.org/safe_schools/trauma.html

34. **Talking to Children about Violence What if teens don't want to talk, or if they are fascinated by these events? Educators for Social Responsibility may have answers for you and your family or classroom. http://www.esrnational.org/guide.htm

35. **Finding the Right Words Kids Health has information and helpful language for parents, teachers, kids and teens about the painful feelings they might expect to have. http://www.kidshealth.org/misc_pages/P_squarebanner.html

36. **Helping Children Cope with Disaster When no other words come to mind, a hug and saying, "This is really hard for us," will work, advises the National Mental Health and Education Center. This handout for parents describes common reactions by age group and ways to help children and teens, as adults struggle themselves to make sense and feel in control. http://www.naspcenter.org/safe_schools/coping.html

37. **Strategies for Parents and Teachers Focusing on the themes of attachment and separation, North Carolina State's Cooperative Extension Services offers specific activities and ideas for families and classrooms, with some helpful advice for teens and high schools. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/humandev/disas3.html



HELPING WITH LOSS
38. **Children and Death Most of the time adults are reluctant to talk about death with children. These brochures from Hospice Net have helpful guidance for talking about death with children and teenagers. http://www.hospicenet.org/html/talking.html

39. **Children and Grief When a family member dies, children react differently from adults. Adding to a child's shock and confusion at the death of a brother, sister or parent is the unavailability of other family members, who may be so shaken by grief that they are not able to cope with the normal responsibility of child care. http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/grief.htm

40. **All Kids Grieve All kids experience loss. The key is to help them channel their grief into personal growth, not violence or destructive behavior. AllKidsGrieve.org offers books, classroom strategies and information on how to start support groups for kids. http://www.allkidsgrieve.org



RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS, TEACHERS, COMMUNITIES
41. **Discussing the News with 3- to 7-Year-Olds: What to Do?

In times of great distress, young children need to hear that "your grownups at home and your grownups at school know how to take care of you." Here are specific classroom suggestions from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. http://www.naeyc.org/resources/eyly/1998/22.htm

42. **Memorials/Activities/Rituals Following Traumatic Events: Suggestions for Schools

School memorials, ceremonies or memory activities following a traumatic experience serve an important function in the healing process for both students and staff. The National Association of School Psychologists offers guidance on planning such activities. http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/memorials.html

43. **Talking to Public School Students about Disasters

The DC Public Schools has an outline of what to expect, and how to react, when the news or events upset children. http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/disaster_manual.htm

44. **Crisis Communications Guide and Toolkit

This National Education Association toolkit offers approaches and activities for schools at the time of crisis, as well as in the aftermath - ways to return to a new "normal" and help in understanding how children and teens respond to trauma and stress. http://www.nea.org/crisis

45. **Helping Children Handle Disaster-Related Anxiety

The National Mental Health Association reminds us that each child responds differently to disasters, depending on his or her understanding and maturity. The National Mental Health Association (800-969-6642) can provide you with information about your local mental health association or local American Red Cross chapter. http://www.nmha.org/newsroom/terrorismtips.cfm

HELPING ADULTS
46. **Finding Ways to Help Yourself It's hard to help children with their feelings when adults themselves are feeling stunned, confused or anxious. Arizona State University has some good advice for adults. http://www.asu.edu/provost/intergroup/resources/tragedies.html#anchor187218

47. **Coping with Terrorism The American Psychological Association explains common reactions and how adults can help themselves, and their children. http://helping.apa.org/daily/terrorism.html

48. **U.S. Government Responds to September 11 First.gov has information to help families identify benefits and find assistance, along with suggestions for those who want to help. http://www.firstgov.gov/featured/usgresponse.html



HELPING OTHERS
49. **Finding Ways to Help Others Aid organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army are coordinating their efforts with government agencies to organize help for stricken communities. Check your local paper or TV for local information on donating blood or money. Here is a list of national organizations that can channel your donations to those who need it most. http://www.helping.org/



TALKING ABOUT HATRED
50. **What to Do about Prejudice? If you are hearing an increase in prejudiced anti-Arab comments, you can intervene. Here's advice from Educators for Social Responsibility. http://www.esrnational.org/guide.htm#bigotry

51. **Promoting Tolerance and Peace in Children: Tips for Parents and Schools While anger is a normal response felt by many, we must ensure that we do not compound an already great tragedy and react against innocent individuals with vengeance and intolerance, says the National Association of School Psychologists. Find key messages for adults to help children, and themselves. http://www.nasponline.org/NEAT/tolerance.html

52. **When Hurt Leads to Hate As adults we need to be aware of and stand up to physical and emotional hate and empower our children to do the same. This article from the New York University Child Study Center has ideas for how parents can help children deal with this crisis without becoming prejudiced, stereotyping specific groups, or retaliating with acts of bias. http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/hate.html

53. **Reporting Harassment If you or your children have been subjected to harassment or attack, the Council on American Islamic Relations Web site has guidelines, a phone number and an online reporting form. http://www.cair-net.org/ireport/

54. **Help against Hatred Along with advice for parents on talking with children, the National PTA has posted information on talking with children about hatred and prejudice, in both English and Spanish. http://www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/tragedy/index.asp



MORE RESOURCES
55. http://www.ces.purdue.edu/terrorism/children/index.html

56. National Association of School Psychologists www.nasponline.org.

57. www.afcrossroads.com

58. Coping with Tragedy website http://www.cce.cornell.edu/issues/cceresponds/



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INFORMATION SEARCHING
AltaVista www.altavista.digital.com
Excite www.Excite.com
Hotbot www.Hotbot.com
InfoSeek www.Infoseek.com
Lycos www.Lycos.com
WebCrawler www.Webcrawler.com
Opentext www.Opentext.com
Netscape www.Netscape.com

COLLEGE PREPARATION
Sat, GRE, Tests www.petersons.com
College Board Online www.collegeboard.org
Comparing Schools www.collegeview.com

COOL WEB SITES
Gaze At The Future www.word.com
Techno-Rich-Fun www.cnet.com
For News Junkies www.pointcast.com
Nifty Ideas On Anything www.learn2.com
Stats, Scores, Stories www.espn.sportzone.com
Quirky Smart Site www.feedmag.com
Radio On Your PC www.audionet.com
Amusing Stock Ideas www.fool.com
Move Over Jeopardy www.berzerk.com
Decide What To Do www.citysearch.com
Nearly Free Software www.shareware.com
www.povmag.com

INCREDIBLY USEFUL SITES
All The Best Sites Of 1998 www.Yil.com/best98
How To Do Anything www.how2do.com
Useful Site Of The Day www.incrediblyuseful.com
Helpful House Hints www.Todayshomeowner.com
www.learn2.com
Better Homes & Gardens www.bhlive.com/
Homesick Gourmet www.homesickgourmet.radish.ne
Martha Stewart www.marthastewart.com
Ticketmaster Online http://www.ticketmaster.com/
Betty Crocker Recipe's http://www.bettycrocker.com/
Birder Home Page http://www.birder.com/
Auction Web Site http://www.ebay.com/
Put Paragraphs In Jive http://www.jivenator@jiveon.com/
Gifts http://www.giftinabasket.com/
Do It Yourself http://www.housenet.com/
Home Improvement www.bhglive.com/homeimp/docs
Restaurant Surveys http://www.zagat.com/
City Guide Networks http://www.sidewalk.com/
http://www.citysearch.com/
www.yahoo.com/promotions/metros
Go Network http://www.go.com/
New Stuff, Dirt Cheap http://www.andysgarage.com/
Avoid Food Poisoning http://www.foodsafety.org/

REFERENCE AND RESEARCH
Kennedy Space Center www.ksc.nasa.gov/ksc.html
NASA Home Page www.gsfc.nasa.gov/nasa_homepage.html
Intelligence Resource www.fas.org/irp
Universe-Space Science http://www.windows.umich.edu/
Research It www.iTools.com/research-it
UFO Black Vault www.blackvault.com/
Scientific Phenomena
www.knowledge.co.uk/frontiers/sfonline.htm
Webster's Dictionary http://www.m-w.com/
Old Farmers Almanac http://www.almanac.com/
Atlas of the World http://cliffie.nosc.mil/~natlas/atlas

Ask A NASA Scientist
http://imagine.gfsc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_an_astronomer.html
Britannica Online www.eb.com/
Britannica Internet Guide http://www.ebig.com/
CIA World Fact Book
www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
Better Business Bureau http://www.bbbonline.org/
Internal Revenue Service http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/
The Library of Congress
www.icweb.loc.gov/homepage/ichp.html
UFOs And Strange Info http://www.sightings.com/
Info On Year 2000 http://www.y2kchaos.com/
Research Museums http://www.si.edu/
Information Please http://www.infoplease.com/
Consumers Digest http://www.consumersdigest.com/
Park Locator by LL Bean www.llbean.com/parksearch

AUTOMOBILE PRICING
Edmonds http://www.edmund.com/
Carsmart http://www.carsmart.com/
Autovantage www.cuc.com/ctg/cgi-bin/auto/home
Carpoint http://www.carpoint.msn.com/
Kelly Blue Book http://www.kbb.com/
Auto-By-Tel www.autobytel.com/

MAPS AND DRIVING
Best Scenic Drives http://www.byways.org/
Speedtraps www.nashville.net/speedtrap
Wacky Side Trips http://www.roadsideamerica.com/
Best Greasy Spoon www.astro.princeton.edu/~goldberg/
Disney's Animal Park http://www.animalkingdom.com/
http://www.mapsonus.com/
http://www.mapquest.com/
http://www.mapblast.com/
www.proximus.com/yahoo

WEATHER
http://www.weather.com/
http://www.doppler.net/
Satellite Pictures of U.S. http://www.goes.noaa.gov/

PEOPLE LOCATOR...YELLOW PAGES INFORMATION
Bigfoot Directory http://www.bigfoot.com/
Bigfoot Advanced
www.bigfoot.com/run?FN=3DBFD_SEARCH_

ADVANCED
Hotmail http://www.hotmail.com/
The Informant http://www.informant.dartmouth.edu/
Net@ddress http://www.netaddress.usa.net/
Look Up A Person http://www.theultimates.com/
Finding People On The Net
http://alpha.acast.nova.edu/phone.html
People Search http://www.whowhere.com/

CARDS OF ALL TYPES
http://www.marlo.com/
http://www.cardcentral.net/
http://www.greetingsonline.com/
www.messagemates/index.asp?
http://www.mypostcards.com/
http://www.hallmark.com/
Valentine http://www.valentine.infospace.com/
Greetings http://www.egreetings.com/

FREEBIES AND AUCTIONS
Games, samples, Demos http://206.216.40.113/free_offer
All kinds of free stuff http://www.thefreesite.com/
Game Demos http://www.dailydemo.com/
http://www.webauction.com/
http://www.webstakes.com/
Games http://www.gamecenter.com/

NEW ENGLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Yankee Magazine http://www.newengland.com/
www.reckers.com/neweng.htm
www.visitnh.gov/
http://www.nh.com/
http://www.newengland.com/

FLIGHTS AIRLINE TRAVEL
http://www.flifo.com/
http://www.farefinder.com/
http://www.travelocity.com/
http://www.bestfares.com/
http://www.reservationdesk.com/
http://www.previewtravel.com/
http://www.flightdiscount.com/ (Have to register)
http://www.biztravel.com/
http://www.flymetrojet.com/
www.Tvlink.com/welcome.htm
Flights And Trip Savings http://www.travelzoo.com/
Ticket Auction http://www.priceline.com/
Realtime Flight Tracking
http://flight.thetrip.com/flightstatus
Check Before Leaving The House www.henricson.se/mats/upl

JOB HUNTING
http://www.monsterboard.com/
http://www.headhunter.net/
Government Jobs Anywhere www.ajb.dni.us/
www.careerpath.com/index.html
http://www.coolworks.com/
www.carreers.org/
http://www.newspapers.com/
Job Hunting www.dbm.com/jobguide
Research Employers http://www.hoovers.com/

GENEALOGY
http://www.cindislist.com/
www.First.com/fu/tmaps.html
www.census.gov/ftp/pubgenealogy/www/
www.connect-time.com/jan1998/Cover0.html
www.genealogy.org/~paf
National Gene Site http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/


MEDICAL INFORMATION
Columbia Education
http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/texts/guide
Mayo Health http://www.mayohealth.org/
American Medical Assoc http://www.ama-assn.org/
Kiplinger http://www.kiplinger.com/
Pub Med www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pubmed
BH&G Cold and Flu Guide www.bhglive.com/health/coldflu.html
Family Medicine
http://mir.med.ucalgary.ca:70/1/family
http://www.ncbi.nim.nih/
http://www.bewell.com/
http://www.intelihealth.com/
Medical Search http://www.medscape.com/
Drug Index http://www.rxlist.com/

SENIOR SITES
Elderly Health Care www.wellweb.com/
Medicare www.seniorlaw.com/
Healthy Living, Love and Finances http://www.thirdage.com/
Resources for Computer Training http://www.seniornet.org/
JOKES
Political Humor http://www.theonion.com/
http://www.laugh-of-the-day.com/
http://www.tcmr.com/
E-Mail Jokes www.cris.com/~Dcashman/humor

LISTEN TO LIVE POLICE SCANNER AND FIRE REPORTS
www.policescanner.com/

CLASSMATES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
http://www.classmates.com/
By registering you can look up others who have registered in any
school in the country. By subscribing, you can get information on same
people. Great info on old friends.

STOCKS AND MUTUAL FUNDS INVESTING
http://www.stockstowatch.com/
http://www.stockstowatch2.com/
www.pathfinder.com/fortune
http://www.goodmoney.com/
Co-Op America http://www.coopamericaorg/
Highest CD rates http://www.bankrate.com/
EE Bonds http://www.savingsbonds.gov/
U.S. Treas. Securities http://www.bonds-online.com/
Stock Market news http://www.thestreet.com/
Quicken Stock Search
www.quicken.com/investments/stocks/search

GARDENING
Problem Solving & Ortho http://www.gardening.com/
The Garden Gate
www.prairinet.org/ag/garden/homepage.htm
Virtual Garden www.pathfinder.com/vg
Earl The Yard-Care Answer Guy http://www.yardcare.com/
The Armchair Gardener http://armchairgardener.com/
Gardenweb http://www.gardenweb.com/

STORYBOOKS...WEB SITES FOR KIDS
Aesop's Fables Online www.pacificnet/~john/aesop
Bedtime Story's
www.bedtime-story.com/bedtimestory
Go On A Dolphin Watch www.whro.org/vmsm/watch.html
The White House
www.whitehouse.gov/WH/kids/html/home.html
Dinosaur Society http://www.dinosociety.org/
Joseph Wu's Origami www.datt.co.jp/origami
http://www.yahooligans.com/
http://www.bess.com/
Kids Hangout http://www.disney.com/
Discovery News Online www.discovery.com/area/discoverynews/news1.htm=l

NET BASICS
Learning The Net http://www.learnthenet.com/
Internet Terms http://www.netlingo.com/
Browsing The Web www.members.iquest.net/~Mjdecap/beginrs.htm
Internet Reference www.refdesk.com/
Internet Service www.pcworld.com/interactive/isps/.
Search The Web http://galaxy.einet.net/www/www.html 


The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links provided are consistent with the stated purpose of this DOD Web site.