DoD Initiative Military Kids Connect® Featured Program Supports America’s Military Children for April 2017 Month of the Military Child
RESTON, Va., Apr. 5, 2017 — During April’s Month of the Military Child, the Department of Defense (DoD) is celebrating America’s military kids by sharing supportive resources to foster their resilience.
The Military Kids Connect® program is the only DoD initiative designed to help military children ages 6 to 17 through the unique psychological challenges of military life. Military Kids Connect is an initiative of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) — the DoD agency that tests, evaluates and maximizes emerging technology to support psychological health and traumatic brain injury in the military community.
Behind the scenes, tiag® is honored to have supported T2 in the redesign of MilitaryKidsConnect.org. Tasked to deliver actionable user-centered design recommendations in the platform’s redesign, tiag’s team provided usability testing, survey research and focus-group data, resulting in beneficial changes for improved site functionality.
This month, Military Kids Connect is launching a social media campaign in which military children are encouraged to share what makes their experiences special. Highlighting age-appropriate resources to help kids stay positive and strong, the #ProudToBeaMilKid campaign is featured on the Military Kids Connect Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube sites.
Military kids can also connect with each other in a safe online environment on the program’s website. The Military Kids Connect site offers three portals — for children ages 6 to 8, tweens ages 9 to 12 and teens ages 13 to 17 — that feature tailored resources designed for each age group.
To celebrate the courage and determination of America’s military children during April and every day of the year, explore Military Kids Connect resources at http://militarykidsconnect.dcoe.mil/.
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