The following resources provide information on child abuse and neglect in military families as well as prevention strategies to reduce child maltreatment rates within military families.
5 Reasons People Don’t Report Child Abuse
Addresses common concerns military personnel may have about reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
Child Maltreatment in Military Families: A Fact Sheet for Providers (PDF - 770 KB)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2015)
Provides key concepts, findings, and interventions about child maltreatment in military families in order to support service providers.
How to Report Child Abuse as a Member of the Military
Military OneSource (2017)
Provides detailed instructions for military personnel on how to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect and includes information about the investigation process following the initial report.
Military Families (PDF - 148 KB)
In 2016/2017 Prevention Resource Guide: Building Community, Building Hope
Child Welfare Information Gateway (2017)
Informs military families about indications of child abuse and steps that they can take in order to address it.
Preventing Abuse and Neglect
Provides resources to help military parents to prevent and identify child abuse and neglect.
Why Child Abuse in Military Families May Be Going Unreported
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Discusses the importance of collaboration and cooperation between military officials and social service agencies when it comes to suspected child abuse within military families.