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Kids' Deployment Experiences

When mom or dad is in the military, their children serve too. When they deploy, what happens at home and how does the separation affect military children? The National Military Family Association has commissioned the RAND Corporation to find out just that. Views from the Homefront: The Experiences of Youth and Spouses from Military Families lets the kids themselves tell us what it means when a parent deploys.

According to the study, the majority of children in military families are healthy and coping well with the stresses and challenges of deployment. For those children and families struggling with long periods of separation, the study offers hope and opportunities for solutions.

Whether you are a member of the general public, a military family, a policy maker, an educator, or health care provider, you can find knowledge, resources, and action items on this site.

Click here to download the full report.


The study was conducted by RAND Corporation and sponsored by Robertson Foundation and the Sierra Club Foundation.


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