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ERIC Number: EJ862387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Shadowed by War: Building Community Capacity to Support Military Families
Huebner, Angela J.; Mancini, Jay A.; Bowen, Gary L.; Orthner, Dennis K.
Family Relations, v58 n2 p216-228 Apr 2009
The context of military service has changed greatly since the events of 9/11. The forward deployment of service members to active war zones, which involves the issues of separation, time away from home, and eventual reunion, increases the vulnerability of their families to multiple, negative short-term and long-term effects. This article explores these issues and suggests a new approach to building support systems to support these military families. To this end, a capacity-building framework is introduced, and 4 diverse and innovative social action programs consistent with this approach are highlighted. Implications for implementing the community capacity-building model are presented. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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