Deployment can be one of the most challenging periods for our military families.  Service members and their families may face a variety of challenges throughout the deployment cycle — from the receipt of orders through the reintegration phase — as they adjust to separation and changes in family dynamics and responsibilities. Military and Family Support Centers, Reserve Component Family Programs and Military OneSource are available to provide support through every step of the deployment cycle.

Support from Elmo: Sesame Street for Military Families
For young children, a parent's depolyment may be a challenge to understand. The Sesame Street for Military Families initiative can help. Elmo, Big Bird, Grover are on hand to help children ages 2-6 understand deployments, relocations and more. Parents can access to tips, videos, worksheets, conversation starters and other resources.