ERIC Number: EJ926597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
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Supporting Young Children in Combat-Injured Families: Call to Action
Arata-Maiers, Teresa L.; Stafford, Elisabeth M.
Zero to Three (J), v31 n1 p22-28 Sep 2010
Military families are currently facing the longest period of combat in the history of the nation, along with the attendant challenges of prolonged or repeated deployment. With the return of 36,000-plus service members wounded in action, including nearly 11,000 requiring medical evacuation and those with additional "invisible injuries," there are pressing needs for ongoing community support. This article considers the experiences and needs of the youngest children in combat-injured families. The authors provide an overview of how combat injuries and their recovery and rehabilitation have an impact on family life and on young children and provide strategies for support and intervention.
Descriptors: Family Life, Injuries, Young Children, Community Support, War, Military Personnel, Childhood Needs, Rehabilitation, Family Environment, Intervention
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