MilitaryKidsConnect.org invites all military parents to spend quality time with their children this month at MilitaryKidsConnect.org, the only Department of Defense web site dedicated to the psychological health of military kids.
MilitaryKidsConnect.org features online games and activities that parents and children can play together, having a blast and building lifetime memories. All site content is themed around military issues, which gives parents an opportunity to talk to their kids about the challenges and rewards of military life.
The site features games, activities and educational videos customized for youth in three age groups: kids 6 – 8; tweens 9 – 12; and teens 13 – 17. Tweens and teens can participate in live, monitored social forums to share their experiences and coping strategies. Parents and educators will find a large selection of adult resources and lesson plans for helping military youth thrive during difficult times.
The challenges of military life are constant. From moving frequently to deployment and reintegration, military youth face challenges that can help them grow into strong, healthy young adults. MilitaryKidsConnect.org is their 24/7 source of information on coping positively with the challenges of life in a military family.
MilitaryKidsConnect.org proudly supports the 2011 Presidential Study Directive 9 (PSD-9), which seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of military families. The directive marked its second anniversary early this year.
MilitaryKidsConnect.org is developed by psychologists at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. T2 serves as the primary Department of Defense office for cutting-edge approaches in applying technology to psychological health.