MilTeen Chat App | A Program for Military Connected Teens
The First App Just for Military Teens
Studies have proven Military Teens are at a higher risk for depression and behavioral issues than civilian teens. In 2016, the University of Pittsburgh School (PITT) of Nursing received a grant from Infinite Hero Foundation, and reached out to MCCG for assistance to help create a the MilTeenChat App created for military teens by teens to address their unique needs. MCCG reached out to the military teen community requesting participants for the workshop. The app will help military teens gain coping skills, socially connect with other military teens, offer peer-to-peer support, and empower them with information they can share with those unfamiliar with a military lifestyle.
MCCG was tasked to organize multiple workshops in San Diego. MCCG created a flyer and reached out to military families and the military teen community requesting volunteers for the workshop and community partners to help assist. PITT and MCCG co-presented in the workshop. Ambassador Ivie Caldwell and Youth Advisor Bailey Caldwell presented and engaged the teens and their families who traveled from Los Angeles and neighboring cities in San Diego.
The workshops focused on a manual on coping skills produced by PITT to enable teens to develop coping and supportive tools for the first military connected teen app. Participants offered their suggestions and input, sharing their personal stories and challenges they face. They offered design concepts, suggested specific content needed to share with others that do not understand what military life is like. They wanted to socially connect with other military teens, and support the needs of other military teens facing challenges, and reviewed the functionality of the MilTeenChat App. The teens suggested ways to constructively avoid negative postings.
The successful workshop enabled the University to fulfill their grant requirement. The University was so pleased with the outcome of the workshop, they invited MCCG to become an acting partner and author in the development of the MilTeenChat App, which MCCG accepted. MCCG’s Ambassador Ivie Caldwell and Youth Advisor Bailey Caldwell are working directly with the University of Pittsburgh’s App developer with development and beta testing of the MilTeenChat App.
Together, MCCG, University of Pittsburgh and Infinite Hero Foundation are organizing a national launch for the MilTeenChat App. MCCG is promoting the upcoming MilTeenChat App to schools, children’s organizations and our community.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to questions you may have about the Military Childrens Collaborative Group’s MilTeenChat App.
No. MilTeenChat App was designed by military teens for military teens peer support, for specific challenges and offering tips on coping skills.
The App was designed with safety purposes in mind.
MilteenChat App will launch in 2017. Here is the website where you can request the MilTeenChat App.
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