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Article about Air Force combat stress control teams in Afghanistan treating troops on the front lines.

"Children of deployed members of the military experience a broad range of reactions to the experience of family deployment. Reactions of these children to parent or guardian deployment often include anger, sadness, fear, confusion, and feelings of abandonment, loss, anxiety, and depression."

This fact sheet contains useful information for you — parents and family caregivers — to help children cope during a parents’ deployment. Experts in military medicine and family trauma who understand the impact of deployment on families have written this fact sheet.

Being a part of the military can be a real challenge particularly for young children. That's why Sesame Workshop and Wal-Mart stores have partnered to create Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Famiiles During Military Deployment. Free bilingual kits to help military families cope with feelings, challenges, and concerns experienced during various phases of deployment: pre-deployment, deployment and homecoming.

This online brochure provides information to help parents understand and support children throughout the deployment experience.

Guide describes the psychological, and event-related aspects of deployments experienced by military families for use as a tool in education, intervention and research.

An underway quality-of-life program for military families, helps keep parents and children connected while separated during long deployments, through the medium of reading aloud on videotape. This program can be utilized by all deployed personnel as they may choose to read aloud to a younger brother or sister, grandchild, or even a child they are mentoring.


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