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Final Report: Increasing Protective Factors to Reduce Child Maltreatment in Texas Military and Veteran Families

Nov. 8, 2017

In general, the rate of child abuse and neglect among military families is lower than their civilian counterparts. However, though the overall rate remains lower, researchers have noted that substantiated reports of child maltreatment have risen faster among military families than civilian families, particularly in the last decade.

Prevention services designed specifically for military and veteran families aim to alleviate their unique challenges and stressors, including deployments and separations.

5 Things You Should Know about Military-Connected Youth

July 31, 2017

The experiences of military-connected youth are distinct in many ways from children in civilian families. Many challenges are faced by military-connected youth and yet there is also access to opportunities unavailable to other children. Learn more about ways in which the experiences of youth with parents in the military are unique in 5 Things to Know about Military-Connected Youth.

How Does Texas Support Youth in Military Families?

July 24, 2017

The experiences of military-connected youth are distinct in many ways from children in civilian families, as described in 5 Things You Should Know about Military-Connected Youth. Specific challenges may come in the form of frequent moves and dealing with separation from a parent during training or deployment.

Challenges in Supporting MVP Families in Texas

July 3, 2017

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.

New Brief on Improving Family Services for Military and Veteran Families

Nov. 11, 2016

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.

New Award: Supporting Vulnerable Military Children and Families in Texas

Feb. 12, 2016

FAMILY SUPPORTS | MILITARY FAMILIES

  • Grant: Supporting Vulnerable Military Children and Families in Texas

  • Sponsor: DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention

Active duty military and veterans face unique challenges and stressors, which determine what supports they need, especially in regards to child abuse and neglect. The state of Texas has the second highest active duty military population and the second highest number of veterans of any state in the country.

New Report about Child Support Issues of Military Families

Nov. 11, 2013

Although unmarried soldier and veteran parents are more likely than their civilian counterparts to have a formal child support and visitation order, they often face unique challenges caused by their military service that make it difficult for them to meet their parenting and child support obligations.

6% of Child Support Cases in the U.S. Involve a Veteran or Active Military Member

May 16, 2013

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) looks at multiple subgroups who may have unique challenges in regards to child support and focuses on one of these subgroups in their “Veterans in the Child Support Caseload” fact sheet. About 6% of the 10.7 million child support cases in the U.S.