Military Families, Care and Resilience

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC01 Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution (host committee)

Language: English

This session invites research on military families, support, resilience and self-efficacy. Accordingly this session invites papers on these issues within a comparative perspective, looking at differences by rank/service/ethnic/ cultural differences. In addition, we invite papers that explain the different type of support mechanisms available to military families at the individual, family, community, institutional and state level. Also how the care of military families affect the morale of military personnel throughout the deployment cycle. We particularly welcome those papers that broaden our understanding of how military families are coping in these turbulent times, where the armed forces and their personnel are both overstretched and have to operate under severe budget cuts. What coping and self-help mechanisms are emerging, where institutions and the state are not able to provide the needed support?
Session Organizers:
Hitoshi KAWANO, Japan National Defense Academy, Japan and Dimitrios GAKIS, Phd, Greece
Oral Presentations
Predictors of Resilience in Adolescents from Canadian Military Families: The Role of Individual and Family Characteristics
Amanda BULLOCK, Department of National Defence, Canada; Alla SKOMOROVSKY, Department of National Defence, Canada
Parenting in Military Families: Stability and Change in a UK Context
Mandy WINTERTON, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom; Russell MARTINDALE, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom; Paula GLOVER, QinetiQ, United Kingdom
Distributed Papers
Looking Back on Life in Military Families: Lessons from Those with Troubled Civilian Outcomes
Jacqueline RAPPOPORT, University of Edinburgh Napier, United Kingdom