Tag Archive for: children of military families

Army soldier putting his palm on top of his son and wife hands

Predicting Pandemic Pressures: Factors Shaping COVID-Related Stress in Military Families

Drew, A. L., Gregus, S. J., Steggerda, J. C., Slep, A. M. S., Herrera, C., Cavell, T. A., & Spencer, R. (2023). Pre-existing parental stress and youth internalizing symptoms predict parent-reported COVID-related stress in military families. Military Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2023.2187165 Summarized by Ariel Ervin About the Study COVID-19 significantly disrupted family routines and their access to […]

Developing web-based training for mentors of military-connected youth

Spencer, R., Gowdy, G., Herrera, C., Heubach, J., Slep, A. S., & Cavell, T. A. (2020). Web-Based Training for School-Based Mentors of Military-Connected Youth: A Multi-Phase Development Study. The Journal of Primary Prevention.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-020-00616-x Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Increased awareness of the stressors associated with being a military-involved youth has influenced more schools to […]

New report describes lessons learned about engaging military families in youth mentoring

Taking Care of Our Own: Lessons Learned About Engaging Military Families in Youth Mentoring Download report Sep 30, 2014 Author(s): Basualdo-Delmonico, Antoinette; Herrera, Carla Publisher(s): Amachi, Inc. This report offers valuable findings from the Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) project, one of the first large-scale efforts to provide mentoring to military-connected children across multiple states. […]

Kids hit hard by parents’ deployment

Posted by Bob Roseth-UW  U. WASHINGTON (US) — When parents are deployed overseas, the adolescent children left behind can suffer from the invisible wounds of war—impaired well-being and other mental problems. “There is a lot of research about veterans and active-duty soldiers, and how they cope or struggle when they return from a deployment,” says […]

Mentoring Programs for Children of Military Families

by Tim Cavell, Ph.D. About five years ago, I approached some colleagues with the idea that school-based mentoring (SBM) was a good fit for children from military families. Researchers were learning that multiple and prolonged combat deployments were having significant and negative effects on military children and families. We reasoned that pairing military children with […]