Resource | Brief

Military Families as a Priority Group for Home Visiting Services

  • Authors:
  • Julia Isaacs
  • Jessica Shakesprere
  • Peter Willenborg
  • Mariel Sparr
Project: National Home Visiting Resource Center

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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 NHVRC brief uses data from the U.S. 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. For more on this topic, see NHVRC’s brief on Home Visiting for Military Families: An Overview of Innovative Programs.