Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The month of April is designated as the Month of the Military Child across the US Department of Defence.This allows people the chance to focus on the important role that military children play in the armed forces community, along with providing a unique opportunity to recognise the sacrifices that children of service men and women make.

In order to support military children, not just in April, but year-round, the DoD partners with outside organisations to address the needs of military families, to bring together some of the initiatives and tools, which allow us to learn more about the myriad of resources available.

Please check out the following links and feel free to contact me, if you wish to contribute further material.

Military Families Near and Far offers resources to help elementary school-aged children and families communicate during times of uncertainty.

The Family Resiliency Kit is available to military families, family readiness groups, assistance centres, chaplains and other groups that support military families throughout the deployment cycle.

The Military Child Education Coalition  is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

Further resources also include the Army Families blog, Military Families United and Operation Military Kids


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