Month of the Military Child

Find military child resources and ways to get involved

At Cohen Veterans Network we’re proud to serve military children, adolescents, and teens, providing high-quality, accessible mental health services. This April, join us to celebrate the Month of the Military Child, as we recognize the strength, resilience, service and sacrifice of our #MightyMilitaryKids around the world. To learn more about our care visit Our Care page!

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Purple Up!

Although it is celebrated throughout the month of April, Wednesday, April 19, 2023 is designated as Purple Up Day. On Purple Up Day, Americans are encouraged to wear purple as a simple but visible way to show support for the nearly one million military children worldwide!

Why Purple? Purple represents all military kids as it symbolizes the various branches of service joined together. It combines green for the Army, red for the Marines and shades of blue for the Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force. Will you join us to Purple Up for #MightyMilitaryKids? 

You’re invited!

We host free, family-friendly events open to all military families. Take a look at our past events below, and follow this page for information on new virtual events and events in your area coming in 2024!

Cohen Veterans Network provides mental health care to military families, children and teens.

Additional Resources

Blue Star Families strengthens military families by connecting them with their neighbors – individuals and organizations – to create vibrant communities of mutual support. BSF has programs and activities for military kids like their Blue Star Books and Blue Star Parks initiatives! 

Military Kids Connect is a website designed to help military kids face challenges of deployment through interactive activities and peer stories. 

Tuesday’s Children has an innovative platform of programs specially designed to equip surviving children, widows and families impacted by the tragic events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, with both real world and career advancement skills. 

Camp Corral‘s mission is to transform the lives of children of wounded, ill, and fallen military heroes by providing camp, advocacy, and enrichment programs. 

Our Military Kids funds sports, arts & other enrichment activities for military children when parents are deployed overseas w/ the National Guard/Reserve or recovering from severe injuries sustained in post-9/11 overseas mission. 

Sesame Street for Military Families supports our military families with young children ages 2-8 through all the milestones of their lives. The initiative aims to address the ongoing needs of military children related to their experiences and transitions. Find coloring pages, educational videos, and activities to do with your military child.  

Military Child Education Coalition supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. MCEC offers webinars, podcasts, and more resources. 

Partners in Promise protects the rights of military children in Special Education through educating and advising military family members, military service organizations, Department of Defense and public officials. PIP has educational tools and resources to help military children with special needs stay on track. 

Zero To Three has developed tools for parents to use as they navigate the many transitions that are a part of military-connected life.