Accession Number : ADA146595


Title :   The Impact of Deployment Separation on Army Families


Descriptive Note : Scientific manuscript


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Van Vranken, E W ; Jellen, Linda K ; Knudson, Kathryn H ; Marlowe, David H ; Segal, Mady W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a146595.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Brief family separations resulting from military training exercises are a common phenomenon in Army communities. Extended separations are less common and therefore little is known about the effects of these separations on Army family members. The impact of a six-month battalion deployment on the families of service members was studied. A series post-sponsored actions to reduce the detrimental effects of the deployment are described: family briefings before the deployment, strong support from the rear detachment and other post resources during the deployment, and an active wives' network.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *FAMILY MEMBERS , *SEPARATION , *FAMILIES(HUMAN) , DEPLOYMENT , COMMUNITIES , ARMY PERSONNEL , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , HEALTH , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , HEALTH SURVEYS , QUESTIONNAIRES , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE