Description/Abstract

This research examines the experiences of veterans who live with their parents after separation from the military and prepares parents and family to be more knowledgeable and meet the needs of returning veterans. It was found that veterans were better suited to life after military duty with proper emotional support from family, and that providing support and educations for families would aid this transition. In future research, an emphasis on studying a more diverse cohort of male and female veterans as well as their parents is beneficial.

Original Citation

Worthen, M., Moos, R. & Ahern, J. (2012). Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ experiences living with their parents after separation from the military. Contemporary Family Therapy, 34, 362–375. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10591-012-9196-4

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Military, Veterans, Parents, Family systems theory, Reintegration

Subject

Veterans; Adult children living with parents; Veteran reintegration

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

9-20-2013

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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