Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging jobs you’ll ever have. Being a trusted adult in the life of a child is important, and you can rely on Military OneSource to be part of your parenting team. Learn more about the Defense Department and Family Advocacy Program tools and resources for strengthening and supporting parents in the military community and getting help for child abuse and neglect.

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Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse

People who abuse or neglect children come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, your neighbor, co-worker or even a friend could be an abuser.

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The Family Advocacy Program

The Defense Department supports those affected by child abuse and neglect, domestic abuse, or problematic sexual behavior in children and youth through the Family Advocacy Program.

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MilParent Power Toolkit

MilParent Power helps military families build their readiness and resilience with tips and resources. Use this toolkit and its resources to support your MilFamilies.

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How to Report Child Abuse or Neglect in the Military

Everyone has a role to play in creating safe and healthy communities. This article will tell you how to find help if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.

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New Military Parents: 8 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Happy and Healthy

Welcome to parenthood — probably the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll ever have. As a warrior, you’re trained to depend on your team to operate at your highest level. Parenting is a team effort as well. In addition to assistance from family, friends and community, you can rely on Military OneSource to be part of your parenting team.

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