Finding Common Ground: A Toolkit for Communities Supporting Military Families
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 view the 12-page Summary and Recommendations from the summit OR click here to download and print.
Click here to view the complete Community Toolkit OR click here to download and print.
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.
We have not forgotten
Since September 11, 2001, military families have watched as more than two million service members deployed to fight the War on Terror. Over 51,000 of those warriors have been wounded or killed in the battle. As you pause to reflect on the tragic events of that day 10 years ago, please don’t forget the military families who have shouldered the burden of our Nation’s response.
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Watch our video produced with US Family Health Plan honoring military families’ service.
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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