The Strong Military Families program provides support and parenting guidance to military and veteran families with children under the age of 8. This multi-family, group-based program brings together service members and veterans, spouses or parenting partners, and children, and incorporates evidence-based strategies to increase social connections, learn self-care strategies, and enhance parenting skills.
Initial results are exciting and show significant reductions in parental trauma and family stress, and improvement in parenting and child outcomes. Strong Military Families has been offered throughout Michigan, with additional sites in Virginia and Wisconsin. It has been offered as a 10-week program, and in a weekend retreat format.