Families in Transition
When a man or woman serves in the armed forces, the impact on a spouse is readily apparent. On the other hand, a significant number of children of the military suffer in relative silence from the long and multiple deployments of one or even both parents. It can have both acute and long-term effects on their health, development and education, as well as on their sense of home and family. Factor in the potential impact of the full range of post-deployment issues as discussed above, and you can understand how difficult this kind of situation can be on children.
The parents of service members in harms way carry the burden of concern for the very life of their child each and every day of their deployment. They often find themselves with an emotional burden of terror. A majority of service members are single and it is the parents of these young men and women who are their primary link to everyday life. Parents often benefit from support and intervention to carry on in their daily lives.
- If you know of a spouse, child or parent of a New Jersey active duty troop or post-9/11 veteran who requires assistance in any respect, we’re here to help. Click here for assistance.
It goes without saying that the needs of service personnel and veterans are many and varied. Our government can not handle all of the potentialities on its own. It takes the cooperation of the entire civilian community pulling together to really help. Please consider becoming a Bonds of Courage volunteer or donor today. The troops, their families and our nation need you.