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MilParent Power Is Help for Parents

The entire military community has a role to play in fostering healthy children. Military OneSource’s MilParent Power campaign connects military families, community leaders and service members to a wide range of Department of Defense programs and resources designed to support healthy parenting – not just during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, but throughout the year.

Family Advocacy Program

The Family Advocacy Program promotes positive and healthy family and interpersonal relationships and provides preventive education, support and intervention services to families impacted by child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse.

The New Parent Support Program is a FAP education and secondary prevention program designed to empower new parents to meet the challenges of parenthood and their military lifestyle. Its primary goal is to help prevent child abuse and neglect by educating and supporting those who are struggling to manage the stress brought on by parenthood.

FAP also serves as the installation office that provides parenting resources as well as a place to share concerns regarding parental or caregiver abuse or concerning sexual behavior between children and youth.

Find Your Local Office

MilParent Power offers positive parenting solutions

Parents are always learning, and MilParent Power can guide you in your parenting journey with tools, information, hacks and more to help you:

  • Build your parenting skills. From age-appropriate discipline to safe sleep strategies, we’ve gathered insights from experts in the fields of child development, early learning, psychology and more. And we’ve translated them into easy-to-understand tips and guidance.
  • Be informed and prepared. Learn more about child development and behaviors, and how you can support your child through each stage of development.
  • Tap into a community that supports you. The military community is also a parenting community, and there are lots of ways you can find the support and resources you nee

Here are some quick connections to tips, resources and programs that you can use right now.

  • Zero to Three works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.
  • Birth to 5: Watch me Thrive! encourages healthy child development and support for the families and providers who care for them.
  • FOCUS, or Families OverComing Under Stress, provides practical skills to help families and couples master the common challenges of military life. FOCUS services are available through the virtual TeleFOCUS program, allowing couples and families to meet with a FOCUS provider using video teleconference. FOCUS mobile resources are also available for families on the go.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Positive Parenting Tips provides information on child development, positive parenting, safety and more.
  • Military OneSource eNewsletters offer service members and their families six different eNewsletters that can help keep them in step with military life, including through updates on parenting programs and initiatives.

If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby or are currently parenting a child 5 years of age or younger, Military OneSource offers you the New MilParent specialty consultation. It’s free, confidential support for a wide range of parenting issues.

Remember: Military OneSource is available to help you and your children grow safely and happily.

Contact us anytime, anywhere with your parenting questions and we’ll connect you to the military programs your family needs to live your best MilLife.

Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.