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By Christina Herron, MS

Military Dad and Child

Flickr [No title by Minnesota National Guard, April 1, 2015, CC BY-ND 2.0]

Are you looking for resources on parenting for service members and their families? Then look no further! Military Kids Connect is a online community built by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Mental Health Services in partnership with the Department of Defense Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). They support military service members and their families by providing resources on parenting through online courses, handouts, flyers, tip sheets, websites, and even a mobile app!

The online resources feature topics such as:

  1. Typical Children’s Behavior in Response to Deployment
  2. Helping Your Child with Difficult Emotions & Behaviors
  3. Military Youth Coping with Separation
  4. Managing Stress and Emotions as a Parent

Also included are links broken down by age groups that cater to specific ways of coping with parental deployment and includes personal stories of military kids!

Don’t forget to check out their mobile app, Parenting2Go! This app helps you utilize the tools and ideas featured in the online course. And it’s FREE! Find out more information, here.

This post was written by a member of the OneOp Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about OneOp FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.