Since 1986 the month of April has been designated as a time to acknowledge and honor military children and families, their resiliency, their sacrifices, and the important role they play. There are approximately one million military children in the U.S. and military children move three times more often than non-military children. Research indicates that since the increase of deployments starting in 2003, maltreatment in military families surpassed the rates of child abuse among non-military families.
Our partners have highlighted a variety of ways to support and observe the Month of the Military Child as April comes to a close.
- Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) – Ways to Celebrate the Month of the Military Child Military
- Child Education Coalition (MCED) – How to Support Military Children Military
- OneSource – Month of the Military Child Toolkit
- Cohen Veteran Network – Events & Resources to Support Military Kids
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services – Senate Finance Committee requests $4.3 million for the Military Families Program for the 2022-23 biennium