Conclusions and a Research Agenda for Parenting in Military Families

  • Abigail H. GewirtzEmail author
  • Adriana M. Youssef
Part of the Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families book series (RRMV)


This book aims to provide a twenty-first century perspective on parenting in military families. In this concluding chapter, we discuss the current state of military parenting science and propose a research agenda to advance knowledge about parenting in military families over the next decade. We focus on research content and methodology, addressing limitations of current studies, as well as emerging issues of interest. In part, our proposed research agenda follows from new or emerging demographic, operational, and policy trends affecting families. Concerted and unified efforts in research, policy, and practice will be required to strengthen well-being among military children, youth, and families. Efforts must bridge military and civilian communities. The combined contributions of developmental psychologists, neuroscientists, family researchers, prevention scientists, public health experts, and others will be required to generate new knowledge to support military children and their families.


Service Member Experiential Avoidance Military Family Public Health Expert Positive Engagement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family Social Science, Institute of Child Development and Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental HealthUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental HealthUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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