Resources for Parents and Families
American Hospice Foundation
Simple talk for helping kids deal with grief and anxiety.
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Scholarships to children of service members who have sacrificed life or limb in service to our country.
Operation Military Kids
The Army’s official outreach to kids affected by war and deployment.
Our Military Kids – National Guard
Assists the children of National Guard and Reserve troops and injured service members through grants, providing access to sports, fine arts, and academic tutoring programs.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Videos and guides for children and families welcoming a veteran back home.
Medical and Mental Health Benefits for Families
Family Service Members’ Group Life Insurance
The VA offers life insurance benefits for military spouses and dependents.
Links to useful information for families dealing with deployment and separation, illnesses and injuries, mental health issues, and other family stress issues.
National Military Family Association
Many resource on this site of family benefits:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD
Helping children deal with the trauma of a veteran parent suffering from PTSD.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Suicide prevention, child trauma and anxiety, grief management, depression, caregiver support, and much more.
Family Assistance for Fallen Service Members
Department of Veterans Affairs: National Cemetery Administration
Military burial is available for our fallen service members at no cost to their families. Representatives are also available by phone at (800) 535-1117 to make burial arrangements.
Army One Source Survivor Outreach Services
Many of our brave service members have paid the ultimate price to protect their country. This group provides support and services to their families.
Sesame Street Workshops
Helping children deal with deployments, homecomings, changes, and grief, with programs featuring beloved Sesame Street characters.
VA Kids K-12th
Games, activities, and information to help kids understand deployment.