It’s time to recognize the patriotism and sacrifice of our military’s youngest members – those courageous children with parents serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Since 1986, the Department of Defense has honored military children, their courage and contributions by observing April as the Month of the Military Child.
Please join us in saying thank you to these children for their many sacrifices and their support of their military parents. Here are some resources that can help you support them as they face their unique challenges.
Military Youth on the Move provides videos, articles and other resources to assist military kids of all ages deal with the challenges of frequent moves, changing schools and saying good-bye to friends.
Courage to Talk offers advice on how and when to talk with a child about an injured parent.;
Military Kids Connect® is an online community for military children ages 6-17 that provides access to age-appropriate resources for dealing with the psychological challenges of military life. Resources include educational activities, fun games, helpful videos, and an online community that helps build and reinforce a military child’s resilience and coping skills.
Camp C.O.P.E. provides military families with an unforgettable weekend at camp, free of charge. Its mission is to help military kids ages 4-18 cope with the transitions they face in response to deployment, injury or loss of a family member serving in the U.S. military. Read the story of this not-for-profit started by a military mom and wife.
For more resources, do an online search or contact your nearest MWR office.