What are the unique challenges faced by children and families when a parent is deployed to serve in our nation’s current conflicts?
When a mother or father is called up for active military duty, children, the parent left behind, and other loved ones face a complex range of emotions before, during and after deployment. But new resources can help adults and children, whatever their ages, handle these emotional challenges and stay strong through separation and reunion. Psychologist and University of Minnesota professor Abigail Gewirtz, who studies and works with deployed families, sheds light on this important topic and suggests ways we all can help.
What did you hear in this Mom Enough discussion that would be helpful for deployed parents and their children? How can you help? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!
For a link to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, click here.
For a link to Operation: Military Kids, click here.