Accession Number:

ADA586965

Title:

How Do Soldiers' Deployments Affect Children's Academic Performance and Behavioral Health?

Descriptive Note:

Research brief

Corporate Author:

RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Ongoing deployments have placed stresses on Army children and families already challenged by frequent moves and parental absences. These stresses include social or behavioral problems among children at home and at school. With a better understanding of the issues that children face when a parent or guardian deploys, the Army can more effectively target services for military families and their children to address those needs. The Army asked RAND Arroyo Center to assess the effects of soldiers deployments on their children s academic performance and emotional and behavioral outcomes in the school setting, and to make recommendations to support programs to ensure that children s academic and emotional needs are met. Efforts are already underway in some areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE