Brief Military Families as a Priority Group for Home Visiting Services
Julia B. Isaacs, Jessica Shakesprere, Peter Willenborg, Mariel Sparr
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The uncertainties and changes associated with military life can adversely impact families with young children. Home visitors can help military families manage stressors and engage in positive and responsive interactions with children, thus supporting development and reducing child maltreatment.

This Data in Action Brief uses data from the US Census Bureau, supplemented by a literature review of military families, to address the following questions:

  • Why focus on military families?
  • How many military families might benefit from home visiting services?
  • How do military families differ from other families with young children?

Read the full brief to learn considerations for home visiting programs looking to recruit military families and tailor services to better meet their needs.

This brief was developed for the National Home Visiting Resource Center and is available on its website. The NHVRC is led by James Bell Associates in partnership with the Urban Institute. Support is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Research Areas Families Children and youth
Tags Kids in context Early childhood home visiting
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population