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Title: International Programs and Resources to Support Children from Military Families: A review
Contributor(s): Rogers, Marg  (author)orcid ; Bible, Vanessa  (author); Johnson, Amy (author); Bird, Jo  (author)orcid ; Harrington, Ingrid  (author)orcid ; Baker, Pep  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2021-12-31
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.26822/iejee.2022.233
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Parental deployment and frequent relocations exert significant stress on children from military families. This stress can be extremely disruptive to young children's social, cognitive and behavioural development. It can result in negative social, emotional, and physical responses. There are a broad range of programs, resources, and services available mainly in the US, but also internationally. The programs endeavour to mitigate the impacts of military life on young children by providing support to families. This paper explores the programs for families with young children and the need for culturally and age-appropriate resources. It also discusses how the Early Childhood Defence Programs (ECDP) project is responding to this need by developing three free, online Australian early childhood programs for parents, family workers and educators. This scoping review of currently available programs and resources will determine how the project, and others wanting to support children from military families, can best address this need.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 14(2), p. 119-133
Publisher: International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education
Place of Publication: Turkey
ISSN: 1307-9298
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390302 Early childhood education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160101 Early childhood education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Education
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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