Veterans Day 2016 - Veterans Day is a special day to honor and thank our nation’s veterans for their service. The children and families of veterans and military are near and dear to our hearts here at CFRP. CFRP is working with the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to determine how best to serve military and veteran families.
Although the overall rate of child maltreatment is lower among military families compared to civilian families, rates of child maltreatment have risen faster among military families, particularly in the last decade. PEI in response launched the Military Families and Veterans Prevention Program (MVP) to provide a range of support services to the three largest military communities in Texas. CFRP is evaluating the program’s effectiveness as well as determine how communities can best meet the unique needs of military and veteran families.
In our new policy brief, “Improving Family Services for Military and Veteran Families” (B.023.0916), we answer:
- What do military and veteran families need?
- What are challenges to serving military and veteran families?
- What strategies do providers use to serve military and veteran families?
- What are on-going program challenges that providers face?