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Children in military families at higher risk for a variety of problems, study finds

Troubles include drug use, being bullied and bringing weapons to school, researchers from USC and Israel say
by Linda Jackson and Eddie North-Hager

Growing up in a military family during times of war puts a sizable proportion of children at a greater risk for a wide range of negative outcomes – drug use, being bullied or carrying a weapon to school – compared to their nonmilitary peers, according to a new study which appears this month in JAMA Pediatrics.

More military-connected students reported using alcohol (45 percent vs. 39 percent), being hit, kicked, slapped or pushed (36 percent vs. 27 percent) or bringing […]

By |August 17th, 2015|News, Research|0 Comments

California teens from military families at higher risk of suicidal behaviors

Study Suggests Need for Increased Screening
California adolescents from military families are more likely than non-military youth to think about, plan and attempt suicide, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Southern California and Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Military-connected teens are also at a higher risk of requiring medical care because of a suicide attempt, according to the study, which appears in the journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

The findings suggest a need for more screening for suicidality, especially among military-connected adolescents by physicians, mental health professionals and educators.

“Primary health care providers, mental health providers, schools and […]

By |March 30th, 2015|News, Research|0 Comments