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Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families

Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families

Editors: Gewirtz, Abigail H., Youssef, Adriana M. (Eds.)

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  • ​​​Focuses on parenting in military families
  • Provides an overview of current research
  • Discusses promising parenting programs, policies and practices
  • Highlights research gaps and future directions
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About this book

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. 

About the authors

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 (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families: A Twenty-First Century Perspective

    Pages 1-9

    Gewirtz, Abigail H., Ph.D., L.P. (et al.)

  • The Impact of Military Life on Young Children and Their Parents

    Pages 11-26

    Stepka, Phillip, Psy.D. (et al.)

  • Parenting School-Age Children and Adolescents Through Military Deployments

    Pages 27-45

    Chandra, Anita, Dr.P.H.

  • Placing Fatherhood Back in the Study and Treatment of Military Fathers

    Pages 47-63

    DeGarmo, David S., Ph.D.

  • Military Mothers

    Pages 65-92

    Barnes, Rachel, M.Sc. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-79181-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families
Editors
  • Abigail H. Gewirtz
  • Adriana M. Youssef
Series Title
Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12556-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12556-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12555-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79181-4
Series ISSN
2570-348X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 316
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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