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ERIC Number: EJ1125472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Engaging Military Fathers in a Reflective Parenting Program: Lessons from Strong Families Strong Forces
DeVoe, Ellen R.; Paris, Ruth
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n5 p43-47 May 2015
Through Strong Families Strong Forces, a reflective parenting program for military families with young children, we were privileged to work with contemporary military fathers who served in the post-9/11 conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Due to this work, the authors gained valuable insight into the complexity of fathering during wartime, the critical role of fatherhood as motivation for seeking support during reintegration, and the strong commitment to healthy parenting among military fathers. In this article, the authors describe their positive experiences of engaging fathers in Strong Families Strong Forces and attempt to convey important elements of the fathers' stories as they navigated postdeployment parenting, co-parenting, and family life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Defense
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: W81XWH0810230; W81XWH11PHTBIBAPHA