Data in Action

Military Families as a Priority Group for Home Visiting Services

August 27, 2020

The uncertainties and changes associated with military life can adversely impact families with young children. Home visitors can help military families manage stressors and engage in positive and responsive interactions with children, thus supporting development and reducing child maltreatment.

This Data in Action Brief uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau, supplemented by a literature review of military families, to address the following questions:

  • Why focus on military families?
  • How many military families might benefit from home visiting services?
  • How do military families differ from other families with young children?

Read the full brief to learn considerations for home visiting programs looking to recruit military families and tailor services to better meet their needs.

Suggested citation: Isaacs, J. B., Shakesprere, J., Willenborg, P., & Sparr, M. (2020, August). Military families as a priority group for home visiting services. National Home Visiting Resource Center Data in Action Brief. Arlington, VA: James Bell Associates and the Urban Institute.