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Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families

Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families by Abigail H. Gewirtz
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This reference examines the wide-ranging impact of militarylife on families, parenting, and child development. It examines the complex familyneeds of this diverse population, especially as familiar issues such as trauma,domestic violence, and child abuse manifest differently than in civilian life. Expertcontributors review findings on deployed mothers, active-duty fathers, and othermilitary parents while offering evidence for interventions and preventionprograms to enhance children’s healthy adjustment in this highly structured yetuncertain context. Its emphasis on resource and policy improvements keepsthe book focused on the evolution of military families in the face of future changeand 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 inMilitary Families is necessary reading for scholars and practitioners interested in parenting and military family research. 

Springer International Publishing; June 2016
320 pages; ISBN 9783319125565
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Title: Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families
Author: Abigail H. Gewirtz; Adriana M. Youssef
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