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ERIC Number: EJ769375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
When Kids Lose Parents in Our War in Iraq
Hardy, Lawrence
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n4 p10-12 Dec 2006
As of July, more than 1,200 children had lost parents in the war in Iraq, and thousands more had parents with serious injuries, according to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniform Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. The war, which began three and a half years ago, has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,600 U.S. soldiers and injuries to nearly 20,000. Military children are resilient--that's what their principals and counselors repeatedly say. They are used to changing schools, enduring long separations from a parent, and saying goodbye to old friends and making new ones. Still, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been especially hard on families and children because of the length of deployments and continuing casualties. This article discusses some of the measures schools are taking to alleviate the suffering of military children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan; Iraq