Military & Veteran Culture 202: Building Supportive Services for Military Brats

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00

Provided by: Veterans Training Support Center, a project funded by WDVA and King County

Provided by: Veterans Training Support Center, a project funded by WDVA and King County

From: August 8, 2017 at 9:00am to: 12:00pm

Trainer(s): Kimberly Hardy, LMHC


Some have referred to military children as a hidden minority or labeled them as third-culture kids, mainly because the majority of educational and sociological research regarding military families focuses almost exclusively on service-members and their spouses. Military children are one of this country’s oldest, though somewhat invisible, subcultures. These youth experience the same developmental patterns and processes as other children, but their development plays out in a unique context that often differs dramatically from that of their civilian counterparts. This workshop will aim to translate experiences of military youth into practical information & tools for providers of various disciplines to use when interacting with military brats (a term military youth tend to call themselves).


  • Understand the role that military culture plays in military families; and the effect on the kids.
  • Identify life events & stressors unique to military kids.
  • Differentiate between common characteristics and pathological features.
  • Develop tools to ensure accommodations, when needed, are available to military kids.
  • Utilize existing strengths to improve resiliency, growth and success.

Cost: Free!

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please note that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for the administrative fee. Collection of this fee will occur via telephone within two weeks of training date. Non-payment of the cancellation fee will result in the loss of workshop privileges (i.e. participant will be unable to register for future VTSC events).

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.