Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families

Abigail Gewirtz (Editor), Adriana Youssef (Editor)

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Abstract

This reference examines the wide-ranging impact of military life on families, parenting, and child development. It examines the complex family needs of this diverse population, especially as familiar issues such as trauma, domestic violence, and child abuse manifest differently than in civilian life. Expert contributors review findings on deployed mothers, active-duty fathers, and other military parents while offering evidence for interventions and prevention programs to enhance children’s healthy adjustment in this highly structured yet uncertain context. Its emphasis on resource and policy improvements keeps the book focused on the evolution of military families in the face of future change and challenges.

Included in the coverage:
- Impacts of military life on young children and their parents.
- Parenting school-age children and adolescents through military deployments.
- Parenting in military families faced with combat-related injury, illness, or death.
- The special case of civilian service members: supporting parents in the National Guard and Reserves.
- Interventions to support and strengthen parenting in military families: state of the evidence.
- Military parenting in the digital age: existing practices, new possibilities.

Addressing a major need in family and parenting studies, Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families is necessary reading for scholars and practitioners interested in parenting and military family research.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages316
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-12556-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12555-8
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRisk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families

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