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Accession Number ADA564273
Title Assessing Operation Purple: A Program Evaluation of a Summer Camp for Military Youth.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 177p
Personal Author A. Chandra B. A. Griffin R. M. Burns S. Lara-Cinisomo
Abstract Over the past decade, research has highlighted the challenges that parental deployment can pose for the health and well-being of youth from military families. Cumulative months of parental deployment and associated stressors can have negative consequences for youth (De Pedro et al., 2011; Flake et al., 2009; Chandra, Lara-Cinisomo, et al., 2010; Chandra, Lara- Cinisomo, et al., 2011; Cozza, 2011) and for parents (Chartrand et al., 2008; Lara-Cinisomo et al., 2012). Although most military youth can navigate these experiences with little or no negative impact, these changes can cause distress among some youth. Studies from recent conflicts indicate that around one-third of children of deployed parents face higher levels of emotional difficulties and anxiety symptoms than youth in the general population (Flake et al., 2009; Chandra, Lara-Cinisomo, et al., 2010; Lester, Peterson, et al., 2010; Lester, Mogil, et al., 2011; Lester, Saltzman, et al., 2012; Chandra, Lara-Cinisomo, et al., 2011; Cozza, 2011). In addition, some military youth have reported challenges to the quality of peer and parent-child relationships (Huebner and Mancini, 2005) and academic problems, particularly those who have experienced 19 months or more of parental deployment (Richardson et al., 2011; Chandra, Martin, et al., 2010).
Keywords Children
Family members
Mental health
Military personnel
Purple operation
Summer camp

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author RAND Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Center for Military Health Policy Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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