Military Family Resources

For Kids

Sesame Street videos about military families

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Includes the Military Families Knowledge Bank: many useful resources and guides available to assist military family members.

Military Child Education Coalition – A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)’s work is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

Our Military Kids – Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for sports, fine arts and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country.

Scholarships for military spouses to return to school

Job search engines for military spouses

Career One Stop

For Military Families

General Resources

The ArtReach Foundation- The ArtReach Foundation’s mission has been to influence and assist, through creative expressive arts therapies, the growth and development of children and adults who have experienced the traumatic effects of war, violence, and/or natural disaster.

Blue Star Families is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, created by real military families.  The organization provides both online and physical chapter-based communities and serves as a bridge between families and support and service organizations that are striving to help make military life more sustainable.

Center for Deployment Psychology – The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.

Deployment Support – The Deployment Support website provides value information and resources regarding deployment for Marines and their families.

DSTRESS – From the everyday stressors of life to the stressors related to combat, stress can affect even the strongest Marine. The DSTRESS Line was developed by the Corps to provide professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families when it’s needed most. Visit the website now to find out how to call one of your own.

FOCUS – FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) provides resiliency training to military families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create a shared family story.

Heroes and Healthy Families– The Heroes and Healthy Families program has a nine-year history of successfully educating those in the community about the dynamics of family violence, child abuse, healthy relationships, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

Military Homefront – The Department of Defense website for official Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) program information, policy and guidance designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you’ll find what you need!

Military PTSD Family Resources
PTSD is a difficult injury to understand, to tolerate, and to overcome.  The goal of this site is to provide information about PTSD for both the veteran and the military family.

Military Significant Others and Spouse Support – Provides support and information resource for military spouses and significant others of all branches, around the world.

MilSpouse – A resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information. The site provides thousands of links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE

National Military Family Association – The National Military Family Association is an organization made up of spouses, parents and other family members.  We speak on behalf of military families and empower husbands, wives and children to understand and access their benefits.  We meet the needs of service members and their famlies with insightful recommendations, innovative programs, and grassroots efforts to better the quality of life for military families.

National Resource Directory – A website connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans & their Families with Those Who Support Them.

Operation Mom – Our primary mission is to provide a place where families of those serving our country can find support, encouragement, solace, and be with others who share their heart.

VA Caregiver Support – Being the Caregiver of a Veteran is full of challenges. VA has developed a Peer Support Mentoring Program to link you to a peer – someone who has experienced similar challenges and situations – to provide you with additional support and guidance along your journey.

Yellow Ribbon Program – The Yellow Ribbon program is a DOD wide effort to support National Guard and Reserve Service Members and Families with information on benefits and referrals before, during, and after deployements.

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