Parenting and Children's Resilience in Military Families

  • Abigail H. Gewirtz
  • Adriana M. Youssef

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Phillip Stepka, Kristin Callahan
    Pages 11-26
  3. Rachel Barnes, Sharon A. M. Stevelink, Christopher Dandeker, Nicola T. Fear
    Pages 65-92
  4. Amanda L. Schuh, Michelle Kees, Adrian Blow, Lisa Gorman
    Pages 93-107
  5. Allison Flittner O’Grady, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Patricia Lester
    Pages 109-129
  6. Amy M. Smith Slep, Richard E. Heyman
    Pages 131-150
  7. Rachel Dekel, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Yaara Sadeh
    Pages 175-194
  8. Jennifer DiNallo, Michelle Kuhl, Lynne M. Borden, Daniel Perkins
    Pages 195-212
  9. Ellen R. DeVoe, Ruth Paris, Michelle Acker
    Pages 213-227
  10. Adriana M. Youssef, Alyssa S. Garr, Abigail H. Gewirtz
    Pages 229-250
  11. Michelle D. Sherman, Patti L. Johnson
    Pages 251-264
  12. Yuko K. Whitestone, Barbara A. Thompson
    Pages 283-297
  13. Abigail H. Gewirtz, Adriana M. Youssef
    Pages 299-306
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 307-316

About this book


This reference examines the wide-ranging impact of military life on families, parenting, and child development. It examines the complex family needs of this diverse population, especially as familiar issues such as trauma, domestic violence, and child abuse manifest differently than in civilian life. Expert contributors review findings on deployed mothers, active-duty fathers, and other military parents while offering evidence for interventions and prevention programs to enhance children’s healthy adjustment in this highly structured yet uncertain context. Its emphasis on resource and policy improvements keeps the book focused on the evolution of military families in the face of future change and challenges.

Included in the coverage:

    Impacts of military life on young children and their parents.
  • Parenting school-age children and adolescents through military deployments.
  • Parenting in military families faced with combat-related injury, illness, or death.
  • The special case of civilian service members: supporting parents in the National Guard and Reserves.
  • Interventions to support and strengthen parenting in military families: state of the evidence.
  • Military parenting in the digital age: existing practices, new possibilities.

Addressing a major need in family and parenting studies, Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families is necessary reading for scholars and practitioners interested in parenting and military family research. 


Attachment in Military Families Child Maltreatment Family Violence in Military Families Intimate Partner Violence Military Fathers Parenting in Military Families

Editors and affiliations

  • Abigail H. Gewirtz
    • 1
  • Adriana M. Youssef
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaDept of Fam. Soc.Sci. Ins. of Child DevMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaInst.Transl.Res. in Child. Ment. HealthMinneapolisUSA

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