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November Is National Veteran and Military Families Month

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has designated November as National Veteran and Military Families Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifices our military families make. They contend with separation from their loved ones and often must make adjustments to new living situations and communities.

These challenges can have a significant impact on child traumatic stress. Increasing awareness of the importance of the safety and development of America’s youth is central to raising the standard of care and increasing access to quality services for traumatized children and their families.

Military Families embody strength, resilience and courage. Care of military families and children sustains our fighting force, and strengthens the health, security and safety of our nation’s families and communities.

In recognition of this important topic, the NCTSN has compiled a list of resources for military children and families, educators, and civilian and non-civilian mental health providers.