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Celebrating Our MilKids

During Month of the Military Child in April, we recognize our military children and youth. In 2021, more than ever, they have shown resilience and strength in the face of tremendous challenges from COVID-19. Their determination, positivity and triumph are everything.

 

Join the Celebration

In April 2021 and all year long we honor military children and youth, and you can too. Here are some ways you can participate:

  • Check out our virtual events: Watch the videos of featured events from April with speakers including bestselling children’s book author, noted pediatrician, licensed clinical social worker and national military youths of the year.
  • Visit the Defense.gov Spotlight page: Read stories about the month, find resources tailored to you, browse photos and videos and more.
  • Read the proclamation: Hear from President Biden on the national commitment to support and engage our military families.

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Something for Everyone: Virtual Events from April 2021

Check out videos of the virtual events from April 2021 that provide support to military parents and help MilKids thrive.

Kindness, Resilience and Staying Connected

Join bestselling children’s book author, illustrator and speaker Trevor Romain for his four-part series on kindness, resilience and staying connected with your children.

Parenting in an Age of Uncertainty

Join author, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg for his three-part series on Parenting in an Age of Uncertainty – creating calming spaces, self-care, self-reflection and managing stress.

Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors

Kamie Larson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and proud Navy spouse, discusses Child and Youth Behavioral Military and Family Life Counselors.

Journey to Success

Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith and Dr. Candace Bird share their journeys to success with current and former Military Youths of the Year.

A Youth’s Guide to Resilience and Thriving with 4-H

Grow resilience and thrive with Zuri Garcia as he shares a story of Zachariah and the Terrific, Honorable, Nicely Done, Very Good Day.

Thrive Online Program for Parents

Join Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D., to learn how the Thrive online programs’ evidence-based practices can help promote social, emotional and physical health of children.

Expanded Hourly Child Care for Military Families

Learn more about free access to the flexible, online child care service available through Military OneSource.

What is a School Liaison anyway?

Hear from Service HQ School Liaison Program Managers to learn how school liaisons can assist in education transitions.

Transitioning to Life After High School

Karen Terry of Military Community and Family Policy and 2020 National Military Youth of the Year Bethany Chacon discuss what it’s like for a child with special needs transitioning to life after high school.

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Military OneSource is ready 24/7 to help you and your family thrive. Call us anytime with questions and we’ll connect you to the answers you need. A few of the ways we can help:

A few of the ways we can help:
  • Child care options
  • Parenting support
  • Adoption resources
  • Family and relationship counseling
  • Education resources
  • Moving assistance
  • New MilParent consultations
  • Special needs support

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