This brief examines mental health correlating with a parent's absence during a military deployment. The findings show that adolescents were affected by a military parent being absent from significant events, and that they would benefit from programs that offer pre and post-deployment briefings. In the future, research should investigate how contact during military deployment affects the service member and their family.
Rodriguez, A. J., & Margolin, G. (2015). Military service absences and family members' mental health: A timeline followback assessment. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(4), 642-648. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000102
Family, Life Course, and Society | Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Military families, Military children, Parental deployment
Families of military personnel; Children of military personnel; Parents; Deployment (Strategy)
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Military Service Absences and Family Members’ Mental Health: A Timeline Followback Assessment"" (2015). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 371.
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