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National Veteran and Military Families Month

November was first declared as Military Family Month in 2016. Since then, November has been a time to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifices our military families make. They contend with separation from their families and make adjustments to new living situations and communities. Military Families embody strength, resilience, and courage. Care of military families and children sustains our fighting force, and strengthens the health, security, and safety of our nation's families and communities.

In recognition of this important topic, the NCTSN has compiled a list of resources for military children and families, educators, and civilian and non-civilian mental health providers.

NCTSN Resource

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

Type: Special Resource

Provides school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system.

NCTSN Resource

Supporting Military Children with Traumatic Grief

Type: Webinar

Provides an overview of issues specific to military culture and family life, describes two models for treating military children with traumatic grief, and highlights a service member's experience.

NCTSN Resource

After Service: Veteran Families in Transition

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers providers details about the unique needs of veterans transitioning out of service. This fact sheet provides general information about today's military veteran family and challenges of military life including separation, physical disabilities or injury, and impaired cognitive functioning.

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