Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/29586
Title: Birthdays, holidays, Christmas without mum or dad: how to support kids with a parent away fighting fires
Contributor(s): Rogers, Marg  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-09-28
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/29586
Open Access Link: https://theconversation.com/birthdays-holidays-christmas-without-mum-or-dad-how-to-support-kids-with-a-parent-away-fighting-fires-146317Open Access Link
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390302 Early childhood education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 940504 Work and Family Responsibilities
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 230505 Work and family responsibilities
Abstract: Among the sacrifices made by firefighters, and those who support fire-affected communities, is precious time spent with family. In California, thousands of firefighters and community support workers or volunteers have missed important moments such as birthdays, school events or family gatherings. In Australia, where bushfire season includes December-January, thousands routinely miss out on Christmas, New Year’s Eve and chunks of school holidays with family because they’re off fighting fires or helping those affected. Some only go home to sleep before returning to the fire front. Others are deprived of family time for weeks or months. My research focuses on how to support children with at least one parent who must travel afar for work (such as military families). But the same techniques may apply in households with a firefighter or other fire-affected community support worker in the family.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Conversation, p. 1-9
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group Ltd.
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 2201-5639
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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