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ERIC Number: EJ1021450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Supporting Children Facing the Deployment of a Parent
Rahill, Stephanie
Communique, v41 n8 p4-5 Jun 2013
As the cycle of deployments to war zones by military service members and other federal government employees continue, school psychologists likely have encountered or will encounter children in their schools who have been dealing with an absence of a parent for extended periods of time. While some school psychologists who live and work near major military installations may be quite skilled at working effectively with children with a parent who has been deployed, there are countless other children living around the United States who may not have convenient access to the support that is provided by both the military and knowledgeable staff in their schools. In fact, many children may experience the feeling of being the only one in their schools and communities with a parent absent due to deployment. Since all school psychologists likely at some point will encounter children in their schools facing this separation from parents, it is of utmost importance for school psychologists to become educated in how to best support these children and families. Additionally, school psychologists should consult with teachers to assist them in increasing their skill level in providing support to children. School psychologists can easily provide consultative services to teachers and other staff members by understanding the nature of deployments and utilizing some of the best practices outlined in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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