San Diego Study Looks At Impact Of War On Children
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Aired 3/27/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Mary Jo Schumann, Ph.D., Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego.
Ann Garland, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of School, Family & Mental Health Professions, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego.
Study: The Impact Of War On Kids
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a lasting effect on San Diego's military community, including kids. A new University of San Diego study focuses on the the children of wounded service members.
The wounds of war can have effects across generations. That's according to a first-of-its-kind study on the children of seriously wounded veterans.
The investigation, conducted by the Caster Family Center at the University of San Diego, focused on the children of military personnel who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The research finds that if the challenges faced by the children of wounded warriors are not addressed, they could have long-term consequences.
The study was commissioned by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
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