ERIC Number: EJ1071429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Coping with Stress: Supporting the Needs of Military Families and Their Children
Russo, Theresa J.; Fallon, Moira A.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v43 n5 p407-416 Sep 2015
Family dynamics and the individual differences of each family member can impact their stress. For families in the military, stress occurs regularly due to factors such a reassignments, deployments, and the frequency of changes. For some families, the stress that occurs over time helps family members to develop resiliency. Learning to cope with stress can teach skills in adapting to stressful lifestyle factors (e.g., mobility and relocation). Members of many military families develop these skills, while other families need a strong supportive network to facilitate their adjustment to military lifestyle stress. This is a review of the literature on the issues of how families and their children cope with and adapt to the stress of the military lifestyle. Suggestion are given for how families and school can work together to support children in military families to adapt to the military lifestyle. These suggestions can be applied to other types of transient families.
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Management, Military Personnel, Resilience (Psychology), Life Style, Mobility, Adjustment (to Environment), Literature Reviews, Family Role, School Role, Childhood Needs
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