Tag Archive for: 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 […]

Teens in military families: Two scholars explain the complexities

By Mallory Lucier Greer–Submitted by Amy Glaspie on Wed, 02/10/2016 – 10:33  Mallory Lucier-Greer, PhD, LMFT Assistant Professor Department of Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University Jay A. Mancini, PhD  Haltiwanger Distinguished Professor Department of Human Development and Family Science, The University of Georgia Question: What do you get when you combine a seasoned […]

Teens from military families are at higher risk for suicide

Posted by Eddie North-Hager-USC on March 23, 2015 While the US has increased resources to stem the risk of suicide by soldiers returning from the battlefield, one group may be overlooked: their children. Teenagers from military families are at greater risk of thinking about, planning, and trying suicide, according to a new study that also finds […]

Must Read: Special Issue on Military Children and Families

Prestigious journal The Future of Children has devoted its latest issue to Military Children and Families. This issue is the result of a collaboration with the Military Child Coalition.  Unlike most academic journals, FOC grants full access to readers. This special issue is a treasure trove. The editors  Stephen J. Cozza (Retired Army Colonel) and Richard M. Lerner […]

Policy Corner: Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF)

by W. Wilson Goode, Sr. In September 2011 Amachi was awarded a $3M three-year grant from the Office of Justice and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide mentoring services to at-risk youth, including children from military families.  Military youth eligible to participate in the Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) are those between the […]