Reversing the Outcomes for US Military Families: From Resilience to Risk during a Protracted Armed Conflict
Pp. 306-330 (25)
Amy E. Cox and Raymond J. Waller
Historically, US military families have shown themselves resilient against
numerous risk factors of potentially significant consequence. However, involvement in
the longest armed conflict in US historyoften referred to as the war on terror-and
concurrent policy changes for service members-has eroded the protection of resiliency
for many military families. This chapter concludes the text by discussing these changes,
the effects observed on contemporary military families, and confers important
considerations for school mental health promotion for the huge student demographic
from a military family. A brief summary of this volume is also provided.
Combat, Deployment, Family supports, Military, Posttraumatic stress
disorder (PTSD), Secondary trauma, War on terror.
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