Deployed Dads: Strengthening Military and Veteran Fathers, Families and Communities.

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Lewis, Richard.
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ICF International.
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This paper serves as a starting point for assisting military and veteran fathers in accessing available resources to help strengthen their families and communities. Military and veteran fathers have a wide variety of issues and concerns that other dads do not face. Deployments, moving from one location to another, nontraditional hours, and training demands can put additional stress on these fathers and their families.

The discussion is designed to:

1. Bring attention to the unique challenges and strengths of America's military and veteran fathers and families.
2. Share information and create greater connections to ensure that military and veteran fathers and families have the opportunities, resources, and support they have earned.

The discussion concludes that the challenges of military and veteran fathers and their families are distinctive.(Author abstract modified)

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