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Military REACH Review | April 2023 Newsletter

  • Reflections and Preventions for Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Kaylee Short , Graduate Research Assistant, Military REACH

    Child abuse is on the decline; however, it’s still a pervasive problem in the United States. This piece discusses a few contexts in which child abuse may occur, stress management suggestions for parents, and the resources available for child abuse prevention, specifically within the military.

  • You're Valued, Too: Overcoming the Challenges of Military Spousal Employment

    Bri Gordon & Rexanne Butler , Undergraduate Research Assistant, Military REACH

    Spousal employment is a continued challenge for military spouses. This piece discusses the biases and barriers associated with military spousal employment, discusses how employment can boost personal well-being, and describes the skills and assets military spouses can bring to the workplace.

April is observed as Month of the Military Child to celebrate the 1.6 million U.S. military children.

  • As of 2021, there were 950,953 children of Active Duty members and 658,378 children of National Guard and Reserves members.
  • Purple is the color for military children because it is a combination of every branch color: Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard’s unique blues, Army green, and Marine red.
  • The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Much like dandelion seeds moving where the wind blows them, military children can take root and bloom wherever the military sends them.

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