Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families
Publication number: 2013-31
Author(s): David Murphey
Publication date: Jul 2013
Doc type: Research Brief
When a parent goes to war, families are deeply affected. Young children may be especially vulnerable to adverse outcomes, because of their emotional dependence on adults and their developing brains’ susceptibility to high levels of stress. Nearly half-a-million children younger than six have an active-duty parent—and some have two.