The long war and parental combat deployment: effects on military children and at-home spouses.

TitleThe long war and parental combat deployment: effects on military children and at-home spouses.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLester, P, Peterson K, Reeves J, Knauss L, Glover D, Mogil C, Duan N, Saltzman W, Pynoos R, Wilt K, Beardslee W
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume49
Issue4
Pagination310-20
Date Published2010 Apr
ISSN1527-5418
KeywordsAdaptation, Psychological, Afghanistan, Anxiety, Child, Child Behavior, Depression, Humans, Iraq, Military Personnel, Parent-Child Relations, Parents, Spouses, Stress, Psychological, Time Factors, War
Abstract

Given the growing number of military service members with families and the multiple combat deployments characterizing current war time duties, the impact of deployments on military children requires clarification. Behavioral and emotional adjustment problems were examined in children (aged 6 through 12) of an active duty Army or Marine Corps parent currently deployed (CD) or recently returned (RR) from Afghanistan or Iraq.

DOI10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01591.x
Alternate JournalJ Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry