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.
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
Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Military, Veterans, Parents, Family systems theory, Reintegration
Veterans; Adult children living with parents; Veteran reintegration
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans’ Experiences Living with their Parents after Separation from the Military"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 234.
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