About Military Kids Connect®
Military Kids Connect (MKC) is an online community for military children (ages 6-17 yr old) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life. Read More
Military Kids Connect (MKC) is an online community for military children (ages 6-17 yr old) that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life. MKC offers informative activities, fun games, helpful videos, and an online community that can build and reinforce understanding, resilience, and coping skills in military children and their peers.
Today's military kids grow up in a world where they may experience many challenges of military life, including multiple deployments of important family members and frequent moves to new schools and neighborhoods. They need a unique set of skills to draw on in order to get through long and often difficult separations and situations. MKC helps children prepare for the challenges faced during these significant family transitions. Through videos, activities, and participation in MKC's monitored online forums, children can share their own ideas, experiences, and suggestions with other military children, helping them to know they are not alone in dealing with the stresses of military life. MKC's parent and educator tracks provide information to help adults understand what it takes to support military children at home and school.
Military Kids Connect is an initiative of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), the Department of Defense agency formed in 2008 to test, evaluate and leverage available and emerging software and hardware in support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury in the broad military community. Read More
About the National Center for Telehealth & Technology
Conceived in 2010, Military Kids Connect is an initiative of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), the Department of Defense agency formed in 2008 to test, evaluate and leverage available and emerging software and hardware in support of psychological health and traumatic brain injury in the broad military community. Equally important is its work toward eradicating stigma that can deter people in the military from seeking help.
Comprised of clinical psychologists, researchers, web developers, interactive designers, and technical specialists, T2 develops mobile applications, websites, assessments, screeners and treatment tools. T2 also conducts quality research to evaluate the efficacy of its technology- based products and programs. Headquartered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington, T2 also maintains an office in the National Capital Region that coordinates with other government agencies and private sector organizations.
About the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE)
DCoE is the open front door of the Department of Defense for warriors and their families needing help with psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) issues, promoting the resilience, recovery and reintegration of warriors and their families.
DCoE partners with the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and a national network of military and civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions to establish best practices and quality standards for the treatment of PH and TBI. Our work is carried out across these major areas: clinical care; education and training; prevention; research and patient, family and community outreach.
Military Kids Connect posters, videos, information papers, brochures, and other media/promotional materials are available. Read More