March 27, 2023

VMF April 2023 Spotlight


Celebrating Military Children

U.S. Department of Defense

The Defense Department celebrates military children during the month of April. There are more than 1.6 million military children who face many challenges and unique experiences as a result of their parents' service.

While military members serve around the world, we often forget the challenges faced by their children. Military families move on average every two to three years, impacting military children through changing schools and support networks.

Each year, the DOD joins national, state and local government, schools, military serving organizations, companies and private citizens in celebrating military children and the sacrifices they make.

Sesame_Street.jpegSesame Workshop Rolls Out
Self-Care Content for Military Families

By Katie Lange, DOD News 

Like many Americans, emotional well-being is something that many military families have said they're struggling with since the pandemic started, according to Sesame Workshop, which works with the Defense Department to bring information to military families through its websites and free apps.

In response to that, Sesame Workshop has launched new digital resources for military parents and children that offer simple strategies for mental health and self-care. The resources include videos demonstrating the importance of finding the little wins, being flexible with routines, meal planning and even learning how to be still and quiet.

"I know it's not always easy, and self-care doesn't always feel attainable," explained Sesame Workshop's Tara Wright, who's a mother of three and a military spouse. "But these resources can be a nice little reminder that taking care of yourself really does help your family, and it can also be done with your family. It doesn't have to be apart." Continue reading the article on this link. 

The Sesame Workshop resources are free to families and providers and are available in English and Spanish at the Sesame Street for Military Families website and at