Report: Young Children Impacted By Strain On US Military Families.

The Washington Post (7/22, Schulte) reports that a new report from the nonprofit research center Child Trends shows that while children under the age of 6 “are resilient, war can take a steep and potentially long-lasting toll during their critical early years, when the brain is growing rapidly and children are developing a sense of trust in the world.” The report notes that children “can exhibit the same anxiety, depression, stress and aggression that some older children and adults experience” after “multiple deployments, long separations, and often tense and awkward reunions with parents returning from war, particularly when the parent has been physically or mentally traumatized.”

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— “Strain on military families affects young children, report says, “Brigid Schulte, The Washington Post, July 21, 2013.

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