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Kudler, Harold; Porter, Rebecca I. – Future of Children, 2013
Military children don't exist in a vacuum; rather, they are embedded in and deeply influenced by their families, neighborhoods, schools, the military itself, and many other interacting systems. To minimize the risks that military children face and maximize their resilience, write Harold Kudler and Colonel Rebecca Porter, we must go beyond…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Children, Family Environment, Military Service
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Clever, Molly; Segal, David R. – Future of Children, 2013
Since the advent of the all-volunteer force in the 1970s, marriage, parenthood, and family life have become commonplace in the U.S. military among enlisted personnel and officers alike, and military spouses and children now outnumber service members by a ratio of 1.4 to 1. Reviewing data from the government and from academic and nonacademic…
Descriptors: Military Service, Military Personnel, Family Environment, Family Characteristics
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Holmes, Allison K.; Rauch, Paula K.; Cozza, Stephen J. – Future of Children, 2013
Since the U.S. military began fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2002, approximately two million military children have seen a parent deploy into harm's way at least once, and many families have experienced multiple deployments. Most deployments end with a parent's safe return home, but more than 50,000 service members have been…
Descriptors: Military Service, Military Personnel, Death, War