Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families

Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families

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This reference examines the wide-ranging impact of military life on families, parenting, and child development. It examines the complex family needs of this diverse population, especially as familiar issues such as trauma,
domestic violence, and child abuse manifest differently than in civilian life. Expert contributors review findings on deployed mothers, active-duty fathers, and other military parents while offering evidence for interventions and prevention programs to enhance children’s healthy adjustment in this highly structured yet uncertain context. Its emphasis on resource and policy improvements keeps the book focused on the evolution of military families in the face of future change and challenges.

Included in the coverage:

• Impacts of military life on young children and their parents.
Parenting school-age children and adolescents through military deployments.
• Parenting in military families faced with combat-related injury, illness, or death.
• The special case of civilian service members: supporting parents in the National Guard and Reserves.
• Interventions to support and strengthen parenting in military families: state of the evidence.
• Military parenting in the digital age: existing practices, new possibilities.

Addressing a major need in family and parenting studies, Parenting and Children’s Resilience in
Military Families
is necessary reading for scholars and practitioners interested in parenting and military family research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319791814
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Series: Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Abigail Gewirtz's primary interests are in trauma, resilience, and promoting children’s healthy development with two distinct but interrelated research foci: the impact of exposure to traumatic stressors on parenting and child functioning, and the development, testing, and widespread implementation of family-based interventions. She is Principal Investigator on a National Institute of Drug Abuse-funded randomized controlled trial to develop and test a web-enhanced parenting program for National Guard families with parents returning from deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Gewirtz also directs Ambit Network, a SAMHSA/National Child Traumatic Stress Network Community Services and Treatment center focusing on the implementation of evidence-based interventions for traumatized school-aged children and their parents. Other studies currently underway include a study of families exposed to rocket attacks on the Israel-Gaza border, and a randomized preference trial to examine motivational cognitions and parent preferences for delivery format of parenting interventions. Dr. Gewirtz has written and has presented widely at both the local and national level on prevention and intervention for highly stressed children.

Table of Contents

Parenting in Military Families: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going?​- Impacts of Military Life on Young Children and Their Parents.- Parenting School-Age
Children and Adolescents Through Military Deployments.- Placing Fatherhood Back in the Study and Treatment of Military Fathers.- Deployed Military Mothers.- The Special Case of Civilian Service Members: Supporting Parents in the
National Guard and Reserves.- Parents’ Childhood Exposures to Traumatic Events and Current Functioning in Military Families.- Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence in Military Families.- Parenting in Military Families Faced with Combat-Related Injury,
Illness, or Death.- Parenting and the Military: The Case of Israel.- Interventions to Support and Strengthen Parenting in Military Families:
State of the Evidence.- Prevention and Treatment for Parents of Young Children in Military
Families.- Evidence-Based Parenting
Interventions for School-Aged Children.- Parenting Programs and Supports for Teens in Military Families.- Military Parenting in the Digital Age: Existing Practices and New
Possibilities.- How Do Military Family Policies Influence Parenting Resources Available to Families?- Conclusions and a Research Agenda for Parenting in
Military Families.

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