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This section of the exhibit documents how interviewees stayed in touch with loved ones at home while they were deployed.
The Deployment Toolkit by
Call Number: UB403 .M673 2016
Publication Date: 2016-07-08
Deployment comes in many forms and serves many purposes. Any separation from loved ones is an emotionally difficult time for all concerned, especially when children are involved - but separation is now a modern day military reality. Those unfamiliar with the military may not understand the nuances of short term versus long-term deployments. Those that do rarely gain exposure to successful strategies for handling deployments when family, such as young children, disabled or other special circumstances, are also involved. As a result, military families must learn to adapt to long-distance relationships, as well as how to adjust and positively cope with separations for various training deployments and real-life exercises. The Deployment Toolkit: Military Families and Solutions for a Successful Long-Distance Relationship covers the basic challenges military families may face before, during, and after deployment. At times the added stresses of military life often make things seem overwhelming. Luckily, the military is a huge family with scores of support groups, both official and unofficial, to help families prepare for separation and the stresses associated with the long absences. Janelle Moore and Don Philpott provide an easily accessible self-help guide to dealing with and understanding deployment. The authors identify the different types of separations and deployments, emotional adjustments involved, and resources available to families in the military. The Deployment Toolkit is essential reading for those families who need a guide through the modern day reality of military deployment and separation.
Military Life 101 by
Call Number: U766 .F37 2016
Publication Date: 2016-07-08
Making the most of all your new military life has to offer can be difficult when you aren't familiar with what life in the military really means. Military Life 101: Basic Training for New Military Families answers many of the questions that service members and their family may have about life in and around the armed forces. Janet I. Farley addresses what to expect from life on the home front in the military and how this career path not only affects the service members but their families. This useful, concise guide effectively introduces new service members and their families to the culturally relevant and need-to- know information required to survive and thrive in the ever-evolving military lifestyle.
Raising Children in the Military by
Call Number: UB403 .L39 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-08
Military life places unique demands on military families with children including frequent moves, disruptions in schooling, family separation, health care issues, loss of friends, financial hardships, underemployment of military spouses, and the ever present threat of risk of injury or death of loved ones deployed. But learning how to navigate these challenges can help prepare families for those events as they arise. Here, the authors have assembled information about common problem areas and have included detailed information about solutions and resources available. The information in this guide has been carefully gathered from hundreds of sources and resources and includes the most up to date information about child services and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, allowing serving members of the military with children to quickly access information that they need regarding all aspects of child care, from raising a family to education, and from coping with constant moves to grief counseling. It also covers other critical issues such as wellness, family solidarity, benefits, insurance and problems such as addiction and domestic violence. Readers will gain a better understanding of what child services and benefits are available and how to obtain them as well as secrets for successful relationships and family bonding.
Military Base by
Call Number: S.355.7 P191m
Publication Date: 2005-11-21
Some neighborhoods are military bases. Members of the armed forces live, work, and train here. A base may have hundreds or thousands of people. Many bases are near towns or small cities. They may be in the United States or in other countries.
Love, Lizzie by
Call Number: S. M154l
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Lizzie's mom is serving in the military overseas, and Lizzie really misses her. While they are apart, Lizzie and her mom write letters to each other to help make the separation easier.
Healing Stress in Military Families by
Publication Date: 2012-02-21
Based on the latest scientific research and best practice guidelines developed through thirty years of combined research and clinical experience, Drs. DeCarvalho and Whealin offer pertinent, practical and unique help for military families. The steps and exercises laid out in this book will assist clinicians and the military families they treat as they navigate challenges and maximize their potential for resilience and wellness.