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ERIC Number: ED566687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1075-7031
Military and Veteran Families and Children: Policies and Programs for Health Maintenance and Positive Development. Social Policy Report. Volume 28, Number 3
Cozza, Stephen J.; Lerner, Richard M.; Haskins, Ron
Society for Research in Child Development
This "Social Policy Report" summarizes what is currently known about our nation's military children and families and presents ideas and proposals pertinent to the formulation of new programs and the policies that would create and sustain these initiatives. We emphasize the need for future rigorous developmental research about military children and families that could more definitively inform future programs and policies. These policies and programs should build on the resilience of military children and families in order to best maintain and enhance their health and positive development. The goal of our recommendations is to have better policy and program preparedness so that the next time the U.S. is engaged in a conflict, we can more quickly and efficiently provide the specific support and treatment that military families and children need and merit. [This document also contains two commentaries: (1) "Children of Military Veterans: An Overlooked Population" (Michelle D. Sherman); and (2) "Expanding the Scope of Research on Military Children: Studying Adversity, Resilience and Promotion in Normative Social Contexts" (Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research in Child Development