When it comes to keeping your family life strong, Military OneSource is your go-to resource. Every day, we help service members and their families stay physically and mentally fit, connect them with fun activities and getaways – often with deep discounts – and ways they can keep the family bond tight. We also are here for you during times when your family needs extra support, whether it’s because of a deployment, a move or a family member that is experiencing a difficult time.
Learning Family Resilience
Building resilience—the ability to recover in the face of stress—can help your family deal with the demands of military life.
The Family Advocacy Program
Whether or not you've experienced domestic abuse personally, you probably know that it can have devastating consequences. Victims carry the emotional scars of abuse long after they're out of harm's way. And abusers, if not stopped, can escalate the violence until they and their victims lose everything — family, career, self-respect, and even their freedom.
Recognizing the Signs of Stress in Children After a Disaster
Even the most well-adjusted children may experience stress following a disaster or traumatic event. It's important to understand how to recognize and address signs of stress so you can help your children cope with their feelings.
Signs of Child Abuse
Child abuse offenders come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, an abuser can be your neighbor, co-worker or even friend.
How to End an Abusive Relationship
It’s never easy to end a relationship. But the decision is even harder and more complicated when your partner is hurting you either physically or emotionally.
Guarding Against Child Sexual Abuse
You can help protect your children from sexual abuse by providing careful supervision, establishing open communication and giving them the information they need to be safe.
How to Help Your Children Protect Themselves From Sexual Abuse
Talking to your children about their bodies can help protect them from sexual abuse. From the time your children are quite young, have a conversation with them about who can touch them and what to do if they are uncomfortable with someone's touch.
Domestic Abuse: Military Reporting Options
Deciding whether to report domestic abuse can be difficult. Victims of domestic abuse may feel confused, alone or afraid to get help. If your partner is abusive, knowing your reporting options may help you decide what's best for you and your family.
How to Help Service-Connected Victims of Domestic Abuse
No one ever deserves to be abused. Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse — a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker. Once you understand domestic abuse, you can support victims safely, confidentially and at their own pace.
How to Report Child Abuse as a Member of the Military
Everyone has a role to play in creating safe and healthy communities. This is particularly true when it comes to the health and safety of children.
Emergency Family Assistance
All military installations are required to create and maintain an emergency family assistance plan to help protect military families and other Department of Defense personnel.
Military Youth and Teen Programs
When it comes to keeping kids busy with age-appropriate activities, military youth and teen programs offer something for every child, including organized activities, field trips, computer labs, music stations and workout rooms.
Don't Get Left Behind: How to Evacuate When Disaster Strikes
Evacuations occur more frequently than most people realize. Know what protective measures to take before, during and after an evacuation.
Together While Apart, Military Families Connect for the Holidays
You can make this holiday meaningful even if you are thousands of miles apart.
Department of Defense Summer Camps
Have some activities planned to keep your kids busy, engaged and having fun when school lets out. Department of Defense summer camps may be a great addition to your child's summer lineup.
You're the One Coming Home. Now What?
If you're the one who's deployed and counting down to heading home, you can do a lot to set yourself up for success at homecoming—and beyond.
You Can Do This: Your Checklist for Living Positive While Your Partner's Deployed
During deployment, your partner's not the only one who has to step up and serve. Your job is standing tall here at home. The power of being positive can go a long way to supporting your spouse. You'll find it can give you extra strength as well. Try these practical, positive tips.
Family Resilience Protective Factors
Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that increase your family's health and well-being.
Creating a Family Emergency Plan
Help keep your family safe by developing a family emergency plan so you are prepared for whatever comes your way.