Residents in treatment at The Barry Robinson Center (BRC) often have similar characteristics and experiences. One overarching element that unites them is being from military-connected families.
April is Month of the Military Child, celebrated by the Department of Defense and military communities around the world. BRC recognizes the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Every April provides a focused time to honor them, and the sacrifices made by all military families.
For the past several years, BRC has encouraged residents to share – in words and pictures – what it means to them to be a military-connected child. They share from their hearts the pride, pleasure and sometimes pain they’ve experienced.
BRC staff choose a representative sample of residents’ work to include in a Month of the Military Child booklet given to families and friends in the community.
BRC designed its residential treatment program especially for military-connected youth. Whether from active duty, separated or retired military families, these youth work hard to overcome mental health, behavioral and emotional challenges.
BRC team members believe it’s their privilege to support these youth and their families through treatment and offer them hope for the future.