The Department of Defense provides a variety of counseling options to all active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, survivors, Department of Defense civilian expeditionary workforce members and their families.
Gold star families – spouses, children, parents, siblings or others whose loved one died in service to our nation – are a vital part of the nation’s military community and history.
Being there for the ones you care about can make a difference in the life of a service member or a member of your family. Learn how to support soldiers, airmen and each other.
If you’re a service provider working with military families, check out the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN). The purpose of the Learning Network is to provide you with top-notch professional development at your desktop.
Help keep your family safe by developing a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.
Moving forward with a divorce can be the start of a new life.
The Family Advocacy Program is the Department of Defense program designated to address domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth. FAP works on every military installation where families are assigned, and supports service members and their spouses, partners and families to prevent abuse, promote victim safety and offer treatment and rehabilitation for healing after a traumatic event has occurred. Learn more about how FAP works, how to get help and additional options for assistance in the event you, your child or someone you care about is impacted by violence or abuse.
Life happens. And when it does, you want to be ready. Organizing legal affairs and filing reams of paperwork might not top your list of favorite activities but having the right legal documents in place protects you and your family members so that some the inevitable difficulties in life don’t morph into bigger catastrophes.