• Development and pilot testing of a coping kit for parents of hospitalized children

    5 days ago - By Academic Pediatrics

    Serious pediatric illness places great stress on families. Parents who learn coping skills may better manage these stressors. This study sought to develop and refine a stress coping intervention for parents of hospitalized children, assess the intervention acceptability among these parents, and gather preliminary data on stress, negative and positive affect, anxiety, depression, and self-efficacy.
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  • Impact of Parental Military Service on the Health of Military-Connected Children: A Case Study

    5 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Health Care

    More than 2.1 million children have had at least one parent deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom. A total of 58% of enlisted personnel have families, and 40% have two or more children (Brendel, Maynard, Albright, & Bellomo, 2014). Seventeen years of sustained military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has placed an increased physical and emotional burden on military-connected children. Many dependent children are living with a service member parent who suffers from the physical and or psychological wounds of war (e.g., polytrauma, amputations...
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