When military personnel are deployed, children and families are disrupted in significant, though sometimes invisible ways. Before, during, and after deployment as well as the time following return of military personnel to their homes and community, children and families may need additional attention, supports, and services. As awareness increases about the short and long term social, emotional, and mental health effects of military deployment on children, families, and those serving in the military, resources are growing to address these needs.
Click on the links below and to the right for helpful resources for parents, guardians, schools, and other child serving systems working with children and families impacted by military deployment.
Supporting Military Kids During Deployment - opens in PDF format
Helping Kids Cope When a Loved One is Deployed - opens in PDF format
Educator’s Guide to the Military Child During Deployment - opens in PDF format
Traumatic Grief in Military Children - opens in PDF format
Military Kids, Homecoming, and Reunion - opens in PDF format