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.