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Almost 2 million children in the United States have one or both parents serving in the U.S. military. Many of those children (about 37%) are age 5 and younger and are often considered as serving right along with their parents during deployment or active duty, sustainment beyond the first month of active duty, and reintegration or reunion once the parent returns from deployment. Younger children are the most likely to be affected by the challenges of being in a military family. Providing quality care for enlisted family members has a direct impact on the children within those families and those efforts have a lasting effect on the well-being of military children. This entry explores ways in which resilience theory is related to practice in working ...

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