This brief is about the relationship between the mental health of military children and parental deployment. In policy and practice, healthcare providers and teachers should understand the risks during the post-deployment period and the DoD should implement programs to help military families during the post-deployment period. Suggestions for future research include conducting a study over time on this topic, as well as expanding the sample to include longer and multiple deployments and various age groups of children within military families.
Hisle-Gorman, E., Harrington, D., Nylund, C. M., Tercyak, K. P., Anthony, B. J., & Gorman, G. H. (2015). Impact of parents' wartime military deployment and injury on young children's safety and mental health. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(4), 294-301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2014.12.017
Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mental health, Children, Health and wellness, Child maltreatment, Health issues, Injury, Parental injury, Military deployment
Child mental health; Child abuse; Soldiers; Wounds and injuries; United States; Deployment (Strategy)
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Impact of Parents' Wartime Military Deployment and Injury on Young Children's Safety and Mental Health"" (2015). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 305.
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