Outlines the top ten things to keep in mind when working with military families. This tip sheet includes information on family separation, stigma about mental health care, access to programs, involving peers and civilian providers and more.
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.
Provides school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system.
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.
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.
Explores elements and strategies to adapt evidence-based treatments for military children and families.
Offers information on military children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This tip sheet describes how military children dealing with trauma and grief responses may be feeling and what educators and school staff can do to help.
Offers information on military children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This tip sheet describes how military children dealing with trauma and grief responses may be feeling and what parents can do to help.
Describes how school-age children may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.
Outlines the feelings of young children struggling with the death of someone meaningful and offers suggestions on what caregivers can do to help.
Shares examples of how organizations can incorporate military-informed procedures and practices, beginning with asking about service member status and affiliations.
Describes the work of Strong Families Strong Forces, a home-based intervention for military families with young children (birth to five).
Describes the development of standardized definitions of child abuse and domestic violence across military branches.