October 1, 2013, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
Over two million Americans have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 45 percent of these service members have children. Research shows that combat deployment leads to a range of responses by military families and children that extend from risk to resilience. This continuum of reactions suggests the need for a broad intervention strategy that supports health, screens for risk, and actively engages those with poorer outcomes.
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