New Childcare Schemed Launched for Military Personnel

Service families will get free childcare for kids aged between four (4) and eleven (11), the Ministry of Defence has announced. The scheme covers so-called ‘wraparound’ care – which takes place before and after school hours – during term time. Royal Air Force personnel will trial the new offer from September, followedby Catterick and Plymouth-based… Read More

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Is There a Link between Childhood Trauma & the Impact of Deployment on the Development of Mental Disorder in Military Males?

Research Paper Title Childhood trauma and the impact of deployment on the development of mental disorder in military males. Background Childhood adversity is associated with mental disorder following military deployment. However, it is unclear how different childhood trauma profiles relate to developing a post-deployment disorder. The researchers investigated childhood trauma prospectively in determining new post-deployment… Read More

Linking Deployment Status & Child Neglect Types

Research Paper Title Deployment Status and Child Neglect Types in the U.S. Army. Background Increases in combat deployments have been associated with rises in rates of child neglect in U.S. military families. Although various types of child neglect have been described in military families, it is unknown whether deployment status is associated with specific types… Read More

What is the Influence of War-related PTSD on Parent-child Functioning?

Research Paper Title Parenting with PTSD: A Review of Research on the Influence of PTSD on Parent-Child Functioning in Military and Veteran Families. Review Abstract Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is strongly associated with exposure to war related trauma in military and veteran populations. In growing recognition that PTSD may influence and be influenced by social… Read More