3236.0 Violence prevention issues related to military families

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
With the “Global War on Terror” approaching its 8th year, tens of thousands of military service members and their families are experiencing multiple and extended deployments. These abstracts discuss a pilot study “Understanding the Impact of Deployment on Children and Families”, including how family relationships are affected by deployment and reintegration, and the differences in child and caregiver experiences based on Service component. Phase II examines the impact of deployment on children.
Session Objectives: * Describe findings from preliminary studies on the multiple effects of deployment on children and their caregivers * List resources and programs offered for children of deployed service members across the US * Explain the purpose and outcomes of the Operation Purple program for children and families of deployed service members
Ann M. Dozier, RN, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Peace Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)