Archive for August 2011

“Deployment” by Santina Rivera

Just the other day I had the pleasure of having coffee with a wonderful Military Spouse!  Her name is Santina Rivera and she has written a book called “Deployment”.  This is an amazing book about a military child trying to understand his feelings when his Dad has to deploy.  She originally had tried to find a book that covered this topic for her children, but was unsuccessful so she decided to write her own.  “Deployment” was originally done on construction paper just for her children, but with the encouragement of a teacher it turned into a published book!  She has sold more then 6,000 copies and donated many more!  I wish that there had been a book like this when my son was younger; it would have come in handy!

Santina is kind enough to partner with Your Yeoman and is donating a signed copy to each service member that purchases a package from Your Yeoman and have children.  Thank you so much Santina!


Navy School Liaison Officer Program

It’s hard to believe that being a Navy spouse and brat, I had never realized there was a Navy School Liaison Officer Program (NSLOP) until 5 years ago!  The NSPOR helps to ensure school personnel are aware of the stressors on military families brought about by frequent transitions and extended deployments.  The NSLOP specializes in serving military families and offers a wide spectrum of services, enabling families to become more involved in their child’s educational experience.  These services include the following:

  1. School Transition Support (PCS Cycle)
  2. Deployment Support
  3. Special Education System Navigation
  4. Communications: Command, Educator, Community, Parents
  5. Partnerships in Education
  6. Home School Support
  7. Post-Secondary Preparation

For more information or to find one near you, click the link below:

Navy School Liaison Officer Programindex.htm