Schools and Military Crises (IN: What Will we do? Preparing a School Community to Cope With Crises, ed. by R G Stevenson)
Maxwell L R
This chapter offers guidelines for helping children during a military crisis with focus on military children. Adjustment problems, preparatory activities & interventions after departure are discussed. Military children are routinely faced with many losses. But during war & absence of a parent/family member on assignment, additional reactions to emerge may include: physical symptoms, feelings of helplessness, denial, anger, depression, fear, guilt, & changes in behavior, grades & work habits.