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Stress and Military Families

 And yet, moving is only one of many stressors that affect military families, particularly in times of war, when fathers and mothers deploy to combat zones and are liable to be away from loved ones for as much as an entire year.

"Living in either military or civilian communities, in urban, suburban, or rural settings, military children experience unique challenges related to military life and culture," according to the website of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), a federally funded program created by Congress in 2000. "These include deployment-related stressors such as parental separation, family reunification, and reintegration."

A University of Michigan professor discusses the stress these families experience in an article on a university website.
"Many military families are amazingly resilient, giving up a great deal to support their soldier throughout the deployment cycle," said Sheila Marcus, M.D., professor of psychiatry and head of the child and adolescent psychiatry section and leader of the child and family team. "But in some families, these stressors take a toll on the relationships between parents and children, and within the marriage."

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Comment by Jerry Alexander
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This will all come to an end when so called American refuse to be shipped over seas to fight an Unconstitutional/Undeclared War(s). It all goes back to what our young are being taught at home,and in our classrooms..Fighting For our Constitution is our first fight,and only Worthy fight. If these recruits remain Stupid,let them go away from their families,and don`t cry for them but pray for their children.

Try to explain to the Children why American soldiers are being trained to kill American on American Soil,and ask if their Mother,and,or,Father is one of them.

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