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​​Parental wartime deployment can be distressing for children, regardless of their age. These children are at an increased risk for social, emotional, and behavioral problems, especially if there are pre-existing psychological issues in the family. However, by understanding the military family structure and the stressful experiences of parental wartime deployment, all health care providers - both active duty and civilian - can be the front line in caring for U.S. military children and their families.

Developmental and behavioral pediatrician Beth Ellen Davis, MD, FAAP, shares her expert advice on this ever-present problem in our society on the Healthy Children Radio show on RadioMD.
 

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Last Updated
9/17/2013
Source
American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2013)
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