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Advanced Family Studies

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Katie Clayton

on 22 March 2013

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Transcript of Advanced Family Studies

Panama City, Florida
Tyndall AFB North Pole, Alaska
Eielson AFB When one person joins, the whole family serves by Katie Clayton Military families under stress: Implications for family life education A. Drummet, M. Coleman, and S. Cable Presidential order Air Force Base Army Post Reserve Base Airman Airman Airman Systems Theory Toddler Spouse Adolescent
Child Friends School Aspirations Attachment Routines Roles Career Parenting Relocation Deployment "Don't confuse your rank with my authority!" Base Structure The Commissary BX/PX Walled-in Community Movie Theater even a beach! Post office Schools Library Bowling alley Burger King Hospital So what can we do? Assist and guide military families through unique events Depression This is a huge mountain Be aware of how strongly the military culture influences families’ behaviors, especially in terms of program participation Provide career assistance to military spouses Assist in relocation decisions (on or off base housing, schools) Build on the resilience of military families The Facts: The number of U.S. military dependents outnumber U.S. service members 2 million children live in a household with at least one military parent Current military families have experienced the longest, most frequent, and most cumulative number of deployments in U.S. history 60% of American service members have family responsibilities 75.4% of military parents believe relocation was advantageous to their children (Weber) FRG's (Family Readiness Groups) are only used by 25% of enlisted spouses Less than half of those found it beneficial Participation rate has not changed since 1995! Gates ID Checks Inspections Lockdowns Boundaries Connected Singles Dorms Tax free! Military Time Case Lot Sales Food Court Why Leave? Misconception! 1) Reassigned roles 2) Independence 3) Honeymoon period: Old problems forgotten then resurface 4) Withdrawal from support 5) Children's reaction 6) Dealing with injury Nontraditional life
Nontraditional problems Conner- 3 moves, 2 states Lily-5 moves, 3 states Katie-8 moves, 4 states Ben-11 moves, 7 states Boundaries Grades drop Withdrawal Physical ailments Anxiety Annually, 16% Americans move, 34% military families move Little to no warning, cannot refuse BRAT= Brave, Resilient, Adaptable, Trustworthy Limits support networks Builds resiliency Chance to start over 1.8 million have been deployed Additional responsibility, lost support "Single-parent" families Parental stress most significant predictor of child functioning (Gewirtz) Increased academic and aggression problems, cosleeping Rising number of dual-career families, loss of support No difference in test scores compared to civilian counterparts Works Cited Gerwitz, A. H., Erbes, C. R., Polusny, M. A., & Forgatch, M. S. (2011). Helping military families through the deployment process: Strategies to support parenting. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(1), 56-62. doi: 10.1037/a0022345. Drummet, A., Coleman, M., & Cable, S. (2003). Military families under stress: Implications for family life education. Family Relations, 52(3), 279-287.
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