This research describes the positive and negative affects of deployment on military families, such as resilience and depression respectively. The data shows that when military families establish strong and supportive relationships, they display more resiliency and tend to be active, optimistic, and self-reliant. These families would benefit from programs that focus on social stability and reducing the stigma associated with mental health care. Future research should focus on identifying the specific strengths and assets that help military children function well during a deployment, as well as studying these effects after deployment.
Park, N. (2011). Military children and families: Strengths and challenges during peace and war. The American Psychologist, 66(1), 65-72. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0021249
Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Military families, Children, Strengths, Challenges, Strengths-based approaches
Children of military personnel; Families of military personnel
Government and Community Services; Military Families
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Military Children and Families: Strengths and Challenges During Peace and War"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 373.
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