FAMILY GRAM 03-10 CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

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SUBJ/FAMILY GRAM 03-10 CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES DESIGNED TO PROVIDE 
INFORMATION ON SUPPORT SERVICES, ASSISTANCE AND ENTITLEMENTS THAT ARE 
AVAILABLE TO NAVY FAMILIES.  THIS MONTH WE ARE FOCUSING ON SOME VERY 
SPECIAL PEOPLE:  MILITARY CHILDREN.

2.  BACKGROUND.  IN 1986, APRIL WAS DESIGNATED THE MONTH OF THE 
MILITARY CHILD BY FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY CASPER WEINBERGER.
THE MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCE WAS SET ASIDE AS A TIME TO APPLAUD MILITARY 
FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR THE SACRIFICES THEY MAKE AND OBSTACLES 
THEY OVERCOME, SUCH AS FREQUENT MOVES, SCHOOL CHANGES AND SEPARATION 
FROM A DEPLOYED PARENT.  THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD IS AN 
OPPORTUNITY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO MILITARY CHILDREN FOR THEIR COMMITMENT, 
STRUGGLES AND UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM.  
WHEN PARENTS SERVE IN THE MILITARY, THEIR CHILDREN SERVE TOO.

3.  NAVY CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS (CYP).  CYP PROVIDE CHILDREN AND 
FAMILIES WITH TRUSTED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT ASSIST IN COPING WITH 
CHALLENGES MILITARY FAMILIES FACE, MAKING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRESS 
AND SUCCESS.  CYP WORLDWIDE ARE PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) 
MILITARY CHILD CARE AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM, WHICH PROVIDES 
DEVELOPMENTAL CHILD CARE AND YOUTH RECREATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR 
ELIGIBLE CHILDREN AND YOUTH AGES FOUR WEEKS TO 18 YEARS.  NAVY CYP AND 
SERVICES ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED AND OPERATED TO MEET THE UNIQUE 
NEEDS OF THE MILITARY MISSION, SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.  
NAVY CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY 
PERSONNEL, ACTIVATED RESERVE AND NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS, DOD CIVILIAN 
PERSONNEL, AND DOD CONTRACTORS.  YOUTH AND TEEN RECREATION PROGRAMS ARE 
ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH OF MILITARY RETIREES.
SPECIFIC PROGRAMS ARE LISTED BELOW:
    A.  NAVY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS PROVIDE QUALITY CHILD 
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AGES SIX WEEKS TO
5 YEARS AT 144 CENTERS WORLDWIDE.
    B.  CHILD DEVELOPMENT HOMES OFFER QUALITY CARE IN A LOVING, 
LEARNING HOME ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN AGES FOUR WEEKS TO 12 YEARS.  
THE FLEXIBLE HOURS, 24/7 CARE, LOW CHILD-TO-ADULT RATIOS AND CONVENIENT 
LOCATIONS MAKE THIS AN EXCELLENT OPTION FOR FAMILIES WHOSE NORMAL 
WORKDAY IS ANYTHING BUT NORMAL.
    C.  SCHOOL-AGE CARE PROGRAMS PROVIDE QUALITY BEFORE AND AFTER-
SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND CAMPS FOR CHILDREN AGES SIX TO TWELVE YEARS AT 86 
CENTERS WORLDWIDE.
    D.  YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS OFFER DEVELOPMENTAL AND RECREATIONAL 
PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE TO LEARN AND GROW - ALL WHILE HAVING 
FUN.
    E.  CHILD AND YOUTH EDUCATION SERVICES HELP LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD 
FOR TRANSITIONING STUDENTS BY PREPARING SCHOOLS AND INSTALLATIONS TO 
RESPOND CONFIDENTLY TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF TRANSITION AND DEVELOPMENT.  
THESE SERVICES PROVIDE NAVY FAMILIES THE ASSURANCE THAT THE ACADEMIC 
WELL-BEING OF THEIR CHILDREN IS A PRIORITY.
    F.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NAVY CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAMS AND 
SERVICES, GO TO:  WWW.CNIC.NAVY.MIL/CYP OR VISIT YOUR LOCAL CHILD AND 
YOUTH PROGRAM.

4.  REQUESTING CHILD CARE.  REGISTERING FOR ANY OF OUR WORLDWIDE CHILD 
CARE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES CAN BE COMPLETED VIA AN ONLINE REQUEST FOR 
CARE (RFC).  VISIT WWW.CNIC.NAVY.MIL /CYP AND CLICK ON THE APPLY FOR 
CHILDCARE LINK.  ONCE YOU APPLY, YOUR REQUEST IS AUTOMATICALLY 
FORWARDED TO THE LOCAL PROGRAM.

5.  EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM (EFMP).  THE EFMP IS DESIGNED TO 
ASSIST SAILORS BY ADDRESSING THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THEIR EXCEPTIONAL 
FAMILY MEMBERS (EFM) DURING THE ASSIGNMENT PROCESS.  SPECIAL NEEDS 
INCLUDE ANY SPECIAL MEDICAL, DENTAL, MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL OR 
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY, ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT 
OR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES AND SERVICES.  THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE 
EFMP IS TO ENSURE THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THE EFM ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NEW 
ASSIGNMENT LOCATION.  SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION REQUIRES UP-TO-DATE 
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION AND EXTENSIVE COORDINATION AMONG THE PERSONNEL, 
MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITIES.  EFMP ENROLLMENT IS MANDATORY AND 
REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY UPON IDENTIFICATION OF A SPECIAL NEED.
COMMAND POINTS OF CONTACT AND NAVY MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITY (MTF) 
EFMP COORDINATORS CAN ASSIST SERVICE AND FAMILY MEMBERS WITH THE 
ENROLLMENT PROCESS.
    A.  THE EFMP RESPITE CARE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO OFFER PARENTS IN-
HOME CARE WITH SPECIALIZED PROVIDERS TRAINED TO MEET THE INDIVIDUAL 
NEEDS OF THE EFM.  THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, ELIGIBLE NAVY FAMILIES CAN 
RECEIVE UP TO 40 HOURS PER MONTH OF RESPITE CARE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN 
AT NO COST TO THE FAMILY.
FOR MORE INFO ON EFMP AND THE RESPITE PROGRAM GO TO:
HTTPS://WWW.CNIC.NAVY.MIL/CNIC_HQ_SITE/FLEETANDFAMILYREADINESS/
FAMILYREADINESS/FLEETFAMILYSUPPORT/FAMILIES/SPECIALNEEDSFAMILYMEMBERS/

6.  OPERATION PURPLE.  EACH SUMMER, THE NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY 
ASSOCIATION (NMFA) OPERATION PURPLE PROGRAM OFFERS SUMMER CAMPS TO 
CHILDREN OF DEPLOYED SERVICE MEMBERS.  THE GOAL OF THESE CAMPS IS TO 
IMPART THE MESSAGE THAT KIDS SERVE TOO.
EACH CAMP IS JOINT OR "PURPLE" - ENCOMPASSING ALL SERVICES, INCLUDING 
THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE - AND IS OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL 
PARTICIPANTS.  THE CAMPS, WHICH LAST FROM FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS, LET 
MILITARY KIDS EXPERIENCE CAREFREE FUN WHILE LEARNING COPING SKILLS FOR 
DEPLOYMENT-RELATED STRESS AND FOSTERING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER KIDS 
IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS.
THE OPERATION PURPLE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES LEADERSHIP CAMPS FOR TEENS, 
FAMILY RETREATS AT NATIONAL PARKS AND CAMPS GEARED TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS 
OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF OUR NATION'S WOUNDED SERVICE MEMBERS.  FOR 
MORE INFO, GO TO:
HTTP://WWW.OPERATIONPURPLE.ORG.

7.  FUTURE FAMILY GRAMS WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ON SPECIAL INITIATIVES 
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
ADDITIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH RELATED WEB-BASED RESOURCES:
    A.  MILITARY YOUTH ON THE MOVE.  SELECT THE TROOPS AND FAMILIES TAB 
AND THEN MILITARY YOUTH ON THE MOVE AT 
HTTP://WWW.MILITARYHOMEFRONT.DOD.MIL.
    B.  SCHOOL QUEST.  AN ONLINE RESOURCE FOR FINDING FUTURE SCHOOLS 
FOR YOUR CHILDREN, GO TO:  HTTPS://SCHOOLQUEST.ORG.
    C.  ACADEMIC AND CAREER HELP AT NO CHARGE:  WWW.TUTOR.COM/NAVY.
    D.  SPECIAL NEEDS/EFMP INCLUDING THE DOD SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT 
TOOLKIT.  SELECT THE TROOPS AND FAMILY TAB THEN SPECIAL NEEDS/EFMP AT 
HTTP://WWW.MILITARYHOMEFRONT.DOD.MIL.

8.  POINT OF CONTACT IS MS. BETTY TALLEY, OPNAV N135F AT
(901) 874-4299/DSN 882, OR VIA E-MAIL AT BETTY.TALLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE EASTER, N1B.  MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.//

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