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 […]