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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Oct;63(5):795-811. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.003.

Impact of Military Deployment on the Development and Behavior of Children.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 627 South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45417-1461, USA. Electronic address: suzie.nelson@wright.edu.
2
Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 627 South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45417-1461, USA.

Abstract

Many US military families have faced separations of at least 1 family member for extended periods of time. This article shows how changes in military culture have increased the repercussions for military families, and especially for military-connected children. This article provides an introduction to aspects of military culture that are most applicable to children, an overview of important aspects of childhood development, a discussion of the impact of deployment on the emotional development and behavior of children left at home and their caregivers, and a review of some interventions and resources available to help these families navigate these challenges.

KEYWORDS:

Child behavior; Child development; Deployment; Family risk; Military children

PMID:
27565359
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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