This unique resource provides findings and insights regarding the multiple impacts of military duty on service members and veterans, specifically from a family standpoint. Broad areas of coverage include marital and family relationships, parenting issues, family effects of war injuries, and family concerns of single service members. The book's diverse contents highlight understudied populations and topics gaining wider interest while examining the immediate and long-term impact of service on family functioning. In addition to raising awareness of issues, chapters point to potential solutions including science-based pre- and post-deployment programs, more responsive training for practitioners, and more focused research and policy directions. Among the topics covered: * Deployment and divorce: an in-depth analysis by relevant demographic and military characteristics. * Military couples and posttraumatic stress: interpersonally based behaviors and cognitions as mechanisms of individual and couple distress. * Warfare and parent care: armed conflict and the social logic of child and national protection. * Understanding the experiences of women and LGBT veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs care. * Risk and resilience factors in combat military health care providers. * Tangible, instrumental, and emotional support among homeless veterans. War and Family Life offers up-to-date understanding for mental health professionals who serve military families, both in the U.S. and abroad.
State of Science Regarding Military-Connected Families.- Family-Related Experiences During Deployment and their Role in the Postdeployment Mental Health of OEF/OIF Veterans.- Deployment and Divorce: An In-Depth Analysis by Relevant Demographic and Military Characteristics.- Military Couples and Posttraumatic Stress: Interpersonally Based Behaviors and Cognitions as Mechanisms of Individual and Couple Distress.- War Captivity: Associations with Spouses' Distress and Marital Relationships.- Warfare and Parent Care: Armed Conflict and the Social Logic of Child and National Protection.- Parenting styles in military and civilian families with adolescents: The impact of deployment, mood, and marital satisfaction.- Determining the Long Term Health Outcomes of Servicewomen and Female Veterans: An Australian Perspective.- Understanding the Experiences of Women and LGBT Veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs Care.- Risk and Resilience Factors in Combat Military Health Care Providers.- Gender and Marital Status in the Military: Implications for Understanding Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health Symptoms.- Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse Severity on the Adjustment of Navy Recruits: An Evaluation of the Importance of the Nature of the Abusive Relationship.- Veteran Mental Health and Employment: The Nexus and Beyond.- The Role of the Military Family in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Ill and Injured Service Members.- The Family Ties that Bind: Tangible, Instrumental, and Emotional Support among Homeless Veterans.