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Date of Graduation

Spring 5-7-2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)


Department of Graduate Psychology


Recent years have brought about an increase in the number of families who experience the deployment of a loved one. While deployment is a difficult experience for each member of the family, children are particularly vulnerable during these separations. Researchers have identified specific phases of the deployment cycle as well as potential child reactions during each stage. Within the school setting, school counselors are in an ideal position to provide support for children who are experiencing the deployment of a loved one. This project provides an overview of the literature pertaining to the challenges children and families experience when faced with military deployment. It also reviews a variety of interventions school counselors can use to help children cope with the deployment of a loved one.

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