Title: Passport Toward Success: Description and Evaluation of a Program Designed to Help Children and Families Reconnect after a Military Deployment
Url: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00909882.2011.585399
Creator: Steven R. Wilson*, Kristi Wilkum, Skye M. Chernichky, Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth & Kathy M. Broniarczyk
Description: This paper evaluates Passport Toward Success (PTS). PTS rotates children whose military parent has recently returned from deployment through three interactive stations, where they practice skills related to coping with stress, problem-solving, and discussing feelings along with similar-age peers. Pre- and post-program measures were gathered at 10 PTS events; researchers observed and rated program fidelity at eight events. Results revealed that many children were experiencing difficulties associated with their parent's deployment and reunion, children who reported the most difficulties evaluated PTS programming most favorably, and problems occurred with fidelity of program implementation for the youngest children. Discussion centers on implications of these findings for ?Phase 2? of PTS and for understanding how communication skills can promote resiliency for coping with repeated military deployments. Authors' abstract
Classification: Stressor (LCSH)
Resiliency (LCSH)
Reintegration (LCSH)
Programs (LCSH)
Military Families (LCSH)
Deployment (LCSH)
Communication (LCSH)
Children (LCSH)
Coping Strategies (LCSH)
Problem Solving (LCSH)
Psychological Health (LCSH)
Date Issued: 2011
Resource Type: Journal Article (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: pdf
Audience: Researchers/Academic
Policy Makers
Language: English
Rights: Copyright Taylor and Francis
Coverage: Description&Evaluation of Program Designed to Help Children&Families Reconnect after Mil deployment
Source: Journal of Applied Communication Research Volume 39, Issue 3, 2011
Email Address: patricia.martinez.ctr@usuhs.mil
Date Of Record Creation: 2011-10-05 11:41:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2011-10-05 12:00:35 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2011-10-05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-10-05 12:06:40 (W3C-DTF)

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