Servicemembers' family members may experience significant stress related to
deployment of their loved ones. Understanding how family members fare during
and after servicemembers' deployment is critical for assessing the need for
programs to serve these families and to design them appropriately.
Researchers surveyed families attending a summer camp program that children
with a deployed parent attend, to learn more about the experiences of
deployment and to describe the functioning and well-being of children of
deployed military personnel over time from the perspectives of the child and
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