The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a world-wide organization that identifies the challenges that face the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities, and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. MCEC's goal is to level the educational playing field for military children wherever they are located around the world and to serve as a model for all highly mobile children. MCEC has developed Living In the New Normal: Supporting Children Through Trauma and Loss as an innovative and comprehensive system to respond with compassion and understanding to the needs of children. This research-based initiative addresses the intensity and severity of stressors for children and youth associated with the deployment of a parent(s) and the potential for trauma or grief related to injury, illness, or death.