Tricare for Kids Briefing: Military Kids and Mental Health

October 20, 2022 10 – 10:30 AM

The Tricare for Kids Coalition shares potential solutions for the myriad of coverage and access challenges facing military families seeking mental health care. Military kids experience the typical stressors impacting their civilian counterparts, as well as unique factors such as a parent regularly in harm’s way, or a parent’s service-related injuries. Yet recent studies conclude that families continue to face barriers to care for their children’s mental, emotional and behavioral needs. From prevention to early intervention, community supports, crisis care, and better understanding and navigation of higher acuity care, we must make coverage and access easy and incentivized.