How Children Grieve, When Daddy or Mommy Has Gone To War
The effects of having one’s parent or sibling gone for periods of a time and not knowing if they will return have effects on children and how they react on the home front. With the war against terror, American families have experienced this for the last decade and there needs to be better understanding of how children grieve if a parent has gone to war.
The Univeristy of NH, Media Relations writes about this effect on children in its article, “UNH PROF: For Many Children In Military Families, Grief Often Misunderstood”
As U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan begins its second decade, more than two million children of military families are currently affected by war. New research from a University of New Hampshire social work professor explores the unique grief responses of these children, providing guidelines for military families in different cycles of deployment.
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