While They re At War

While They re At War

The True Story of American Families on the Homefront Kristin Henderson. may not even be officially married, may be engaged or living together or seriously dating. But at one time or another, we have all been left behind while the one we ...

Author: Kristin Henderson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780547347639

Category: History

Page: 336

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Many Americans will never experience the gut-wrenching act of sending a loved one off to war, or the joy and stress of welcoming him or her home. Still less known to most of us are the anxiety-ridden moments between these two scenes, the day-to-day reality of life in a military family when a loved one is deployed in a combat zone. While They're at War takes us inside hearts and homes to illuminate the unseen aspects of this critical American story. We meet two very different women, Marissa Bootes and Beth Pratt, both newlyweds experiencing life alone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while their husbands are fighting in Iraq. Through the extraordinary stories of these and other military spouses, Kristin Henderson reveals the overwhelming effects of separation -- from fears of death to worries about financial stability and marital fidelity. She also explores the official and unofficial support systems that strain to help homefront families endure some of their greatest challenges.
Categories: History

After the War Zone

After the War Zone

Hendersen, K. While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Hoge, C. W, C. A. Castro, S. C. Messer, D. McGurk, D. I. Cotting, and R. L. Koffman.

Author: Matthew J. Friedman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786731954

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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From the Director and Associate Director of the VA's National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: a highly practical, user-friendly guide that answering all conceivable questions about returning from war--for veterans and families Two experts from the VA National Center for PTSD provide an essential resource for service members, their spouses, families, and communities, sharing what troops really experience during deployment and back home. Pinpointing the most common after-effects of war and offering strategies for troop reintegration to daily life, Drs. Friedman and Slone cover the myths and realities of homecoming; reconnecting with spouse and family; anger and adrenaline; guilt and moral dilemmas; and PTSD and other mental-health concerns. With a wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions, After the War Zone is a practical guide to helping troops and their families prevent war zone stresses from having a lasting negative impact.
Categories: Self-Help

Counseling Military Families

Counseling Military Families

A civilian reporter asked the author of a book entitled While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront (Henderson, 2006), if it ever bothered her husband that she was writing about the wives instead of about ...

Author: Lynn K. Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134494927

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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How does the military really work? What issues are constants for military families, and what special stresses do they face? Counseling Military Families provides the best available overview of military life, including demographic information and examples of military family issues. Chapters focus on vital issues such as the unique circumstances of reservists, career service personnel, spouses, and children, and present treatment models and targeted interventions tailored for use with military families. Counseling Military Families provides clinicians with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of families in transition, including those who may have an ingrained resistance to asking for help and who may be available for counseling for a relatively short period of time.
Categories: Psychology

The Rise of the Military Welfare State

The Rise of the Military Welfare State

... Family Life Ministry/Family Life Unit Ministry Team, Chief of Chaplains Policy, November 9, 1990, MFC, CMH, cover sheet, 2; Kristin Henderson, While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront (New York: ...

Author: Jennifer Mittelstadt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674915398

Category: History

Page: 342

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After Vietnam the army promised its all-volunteer force a safety net long reserved for career soldiers: medical and dental care, education, child care, financial counseling, housing assistance, legal services. Jennifer Mittelstadt shows how this unprecedented military welfare system expanded at a time when civilian programs were being dismantled.
Categories: History

Life Stories

Life Stories

Troops and Their Families, and Kristin Henderson has written While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront, but as yet there seem to be no individual memoirs for adults to read written from either the ...

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591585275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Shakespeare s Military Spouses and Twenty First Century Warfare

Shakespeare   s Military Spouses and Twenty First Century Warfare

While They're at War : The True Story of American Families on the Homefront . New York : Houghton Mifflin Company , 2006 . Hicks , Josh . “ Study : Most Military Spouses Say They Are Underemployed . ” Washington Post . 13 Feb.

Author: Kelsey Ridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000425369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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This volume presents a fresh look at the military spouses in Shakespeare’s Othello, 1 Henry IV, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, Macbeth, and Coriolanus, vital to understanding the plays themselves. By analysing the characters as military spouses, we can better understand current dynamics in modern American civilian and military culture as modern American military spouses live through the War on Terror. Shakespeare's Military Spouses and Twenty-First-Century Warfare explains what these plays have to say about the role of military families and cultural constructions of masculinity both in the texts themselves and in modern America. Concerns relevant to today’s military families – domestic violence, PTSD, infertility, the treatment of queer servicemembers, war crimes, and the growing civil-military divide – pervade Shakespeare’s works. These parallels to the contemporary lived experience are brought out through reference to memoirs written by modern-day military spouses, sociological studies of the American armed forces, and reports issued by the Department of Defence. Shakespeare’s military spouses create a discourse that recognizes the role of the military in national defence but criticizes risky or damaging behaviours and norms, promoting the idea of a martial identity that permits military defence without the dangers of toxic masculinity. Meeting at the intersection of Shakespeare Studies, trauma studies, and military studies, this focus on military spouses is a unique and unprecedented resource for academics in these fields, as well as for groups interested in Shakespeare and theatre as a way of thinking through and responding to psychiatric issues and traumatic experiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Families Under Fire

Families Under Fire

Systemic Therapy With Military Families R. Blaine Everson, Charles R. Figley ... The heart of a soldier: A true story of love, war, and sacrifice. ... While they're at war: The true story of American families on the homefront.

Author: R. Blaine Everson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136925672

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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As provider networks on military bases are overwhelmed with new cases, civilian clinicians are increasingly likely to treat military families. However, these clinicians do not receive the same military mental-healthcare training as providers on military installations, adding strain to clinicians’ workloads and creating gaps in levels of treatment. Families Under Fire fills these gaps with real-world examples, clear, concise prose, and nuts-and-bolts approaches for working with military families utilizing a systems-based practice that is effective regardless of branch of service or the practitioner’s therapeutic preference. Any civilian mental-health practitioner who wants to understand the diverse needs of military personnel, their spouses, and their families will rely on this indispensable guidebook for years to come.
Categories: Psychology

Understanding and Working wiith the Veteran Student

Understanding and Working wiith the Veteran Student

Military Transition to Civilian Success: The Complete Guide for Veterans and Their Families. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 2006. • Henderson, K. While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront.

Author: Bret Moore

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780133371796

Category: Computers

Page: 61

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As classrooms become filled with veterans, instructors need to understand how to effectively assist them with maximizing their learning experience and preparing them for their future careers. This is an incredible responsibility. We owe a great debt to those who have served our country and its citizens faithfully. We must remember the mistakes we made as a society with our previous veterans so that we do not make them again. Providing financial assistance alone is not sufficient. We must take a holistic approach. Many veteran students need help reintegrating back into civilian society. They need psychological and family support, assistance accessing benefits, and freedom from judgment and misconceptions. This ebook is designed to help smooth this transition and help our veterans make the most of their educational opportunities.
Categories: Computers

Handbook of Counseling Military Couples

Handbook of Counseling Military Couples

While they're at war: The true story of American families on the homefront. New York: Houghton-Mifflin. Houppert, K. (2005). Home fires burning: Married to the military—for better or worse. New York: Ballantine Books.

Author: Bret A. Moore

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136850271

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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The military imposes unique and often severe challenges to couples, which clinicians – particularly the growing numbers of civilian clinicians who see military couples – often struggle to address. These problems are only compounded by misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to be part of a specific branch of the military and part of the military as a whole. Handbook of Counseling Military Couples includes a clear, thorough introduction to military culture and to couple relationships in the military. But more than that, it provides readers with expert analyses of the special types of issues that come up for military couples and shows clinicians how to address them productively. In the chapters, readers will find the answers to questions such as how are military couples’ rights different from those of civilians? What attitudes and beliefs about relationships might military members bring to a session, and how are those different from those of civilians? What is the state of marriage and divorce in each of the branches and within the military in general? For a particular treatment modality, how does research in with military members compare to that of civilians? When should particular treatment strategies be used, and why – and how?
Categories: Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions About Being Part of a Military Family

Frequently Asked Questions About Being Part of a Military Family

While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Home Front. New York, NY Mariner Books, 2006. Pavlicin, Karen M. Life After Deployment: Military Families Share Reunion Stories and Advice.

Author: Joyce Hart

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435853287

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes what life is like for those whose parents are in the armed forces, including frequent moves, having to adjust to new places, a parent's deployment, and the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a military career.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction