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New Report Focuses on Military Child Stress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new report is highlighting the stress military children face while their
parents are deployed.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says children whose parents serve during wartime are at an increased risk for social, emotional and behavioral problems. It calls on pediatricians to help families find resources.

Researchers say during the last 10 years, about 2 million children have been separated from a
parent on active duty.

The separation also takes a toll on the caregiver at home.

Resources include, and the website for the National Military Family Association.

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