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Book/Printed Material The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents

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Title

  • The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents

Summary

  • Multiple deployments have become a way of life for our Soldiers. In Army families, these frequent deployments increase the burden on children who must face the stress and strain of separation and anxiety. The authors take a much-needed, detailed look at the effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents. The results of this study reinforce some of what we already know concerning deployments and children, but they also reveal some very interesting, counterintuitive findings that challenge the conventional wisdom concerning Army adolescents. This study goes beyond merely explaining the impact 8 years of war is having on the children of our Soldiers; rather, it explores the specific factors that increase or alleviate stress on Army adolescents. The results reveal that Army adolescents, contrary to what many believed, are much more self-aware and resilient. Furthermore, they are capable of understanding the multiple implications of having a parent serve in the all-volunteer Army during a time of war. Army children may experience the anxiety and stress that often surround a parent's deployment, but results conclude that there are factors that policymakers, leaders, and parents can use to increase a child's ability to cope with a life of repeated deployments. In this era of persistent conflict, we should carefully consider such findings.--Foreward.

Names

  • Wong, Leonard
  • Gerras, Stephen J.
  • Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Created / Published

  • [Carlisle, PA] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2010]

Contents

  • Influences on deployment stress -- Dependent variables -- The sample -- The soldier perspective -- Including the child perspective -- Coping with deployments -- The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents.

Headings

  • -  Children of military personnel--Mental health--United States
  • -  Separation anxiety in adolescence--United States
  • -  Soldiers--Family relationships--United States
  • -  United States--Armed Forces--Military life

Notes

  • -  "January 2010"--P. [i].
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-39).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (vii, 39 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • UB403

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023692693

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  • Unrestricted online access

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Chicago citation style:

Wong, Leonard, Stephen J Gerras, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692693/.

APA citation style:

Wong, L., Gerras, S. J. & Army War College, U. S. S. S. I. (2010) The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692693/.

MLA citation style:

Wong, Leonard, Stephen J Gerras, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. The effects of multiple deployments on Army adolescents. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023692693/>.