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ERIC Number: EJ827339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
I Say Hello; You Say Good-Bye: When Babies Are Born while Fathers Are Away
Williams, Dorinda Silver; Rose, Terrie
Zero to Three, v27 n6 p13-19 Jul 2007
For some military families, the birth of a child can occur while the father is away in a dangerous place, and the joy of parenthood can become entangled in feelings of depression, disconnection, and hopelessness. Upon reunification, the new family system may cause confusion and discomfort as the reunited are learning for the first time how to be together as a family. The authors discuss the impact of these multiple stressors and the need for extended support systems, sensitive intervention, and opportunities to build on family strengths.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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