Article

Understanding Confidential Non-medical Counseling Services

You never have to be without support. Military OneSource and military and family life counselors provide free, short-term, confidential non-medical counseling services for a wide range of issues from marital conflicts and stress management to coping with a loss and deployment adjustments.

Parent Support Websites

These resources include information on adoptions, new parent support systems and other tools to help first-time parents. Adoption AdoptUSKids: AdoptUSKids is a federally funded project. …
Article

20 MilParent Power Tips to Step Up Your Parenting

Parenting is a perfect example of family readiness and resilience — it’s an “always-on” job. Like a military mission, responsible parenting requires attention, smarts, skills and support. Here are 20 tips to help you step up your parenting and improve your child-rearing skills. Everyone wins with responsible parenting.

Article

How to Communicate With Children From Birth to 5 Years

The way your child communicates will change a lot between birth and the age of five, and children have a language of their own. Knowing what to expect can help you understand and respond to your child in meaningful ways.

Family Support Resources

Disability resources Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program  This program provides assistive technology and services to people with disabilities, federal managers, supervisors and information. …
Article

Title V Programs for Children with Special Needs

Every state has services for children with special health care needs. The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, or Title V of the Social Security Act, funds these services.

Guides and Toolkits

The following management tools are available for download and printing by children and youth program service providers to help conduct and promote their programs. Upgrades for Acrobat Reader software are available at no charge at. …
Webinar

Preparing for Your Parents‘ Deployment

This webinar assists parents and caregivers with preparing children for deployment. It addresses what children can expect during deployment, the positive aspects of deployment, possible stress associated with deployment, the effects of that. …
Article

Signs of Child Abuse

Child abuse offenders come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, an abuser can be your neighbor, co-worker or even friend.

Article

5 Adoption Options

Military life is no longer a barrier to adoption as it once was. However, the adoption process can be a complicated journey and goes more smoothly with a little guidance and information.

Essentials

Parenting Youth and Teens – The Essentials

As a parent, your job is to raise children and teens to cope in healthy ways to changing circumstances like deployments, moves and new schools. Military OneSource is there to help you parent at every stage, offering guidance on making moves easier for your kids, helping you support your child at school and encouraging you to talk to teens about important topics like substance abuse and managing stress.

Article

Military OneSource’s New MilParent Specialty Consultation

If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby or are currently parenting a young child, you may be ready to lean on your support system. Parenting is an adventure – but it’s not one to be taken alone. New military parents need back-up from their family, friends, unit and the entire military community.

Communication

Communication and Assertiveness Training - Effective communication is a cornerstone in social interactions including in relationships and the workplace. The. …
Webinar

Parent / Child Communication

This webinar will discuss the benefits of effective communication between parents and their children, developmental issues, the basic principles of effective parent/child communication, communicating during conflict and talking with children. …

Exceptional Family Members

The National Military Families Association strives to educate military families about their rights and about benefits and services available to them. The association also provides military families. …
Article

The New Parent Support Program

The New Parent Support Program helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provides a nurturing environment for their children.

2020 Month of the Military Child Media Toolkit

  April is Month of the Military Child. In observance of this month, the Military Community and Family Policy program is collaborating with key partners to celebrate and support military children. Together, we’re featuring. …