Community Toolkit

Finding Common Ground: A Toolkit for Communities Supporting Military Families

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Finding Common Ground: A Toolkit for Communities Supporting Military Families is a new resource from the National Military Family Association. This toolkit is the product of our Association's summit, "When Parents Deploy: Understanding the Experiences of Military Children and Spouses," at which we gathered the leading experts in the fields of military family support, childhood development, women's issues, and behavioral health. 

This toolkit suggests easily-achievable action items and useful resources to guide anyone who wants to support military families, but doesn’t know where to start. Identify yourself in one of the communities below and read about ideas and resources that can start conversations and stimulate action. Then, take some time to explore the other toolkit links. Supporting military families doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive.


Click here to download and print the 12-page Summary and Recommendations from the summit.

Click here to download and print the complete Community Toolkit.

Download the Community Toolkit in Spanish.

This project was made possible through the support of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Health Net Federal Services, United Concordia, and US Family Health Plan. 

The Association also collaborated with Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, and the Department of Defense and the Department of Agriculture to produce How to Help Military and Veteran Families, a series of publications that offer valuable information to various audiences. Click here to download the How to Help publication series.

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Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.

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