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Can you research three articles on career issues of military personnel and their families? Some of these issues will be consistent with any career client. However, they may also include "stacking" of multiple issues:
-identifying career options after the military combined with depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, disabilities, and/or family issues brought on by multiple separations and deployments.
-Compare and contrast how working with military personnel and their families is similar to working with any career client and how it might vary.

300 words or more with scholarly references

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(1) Can you research three articles on career issues of military personnel and their families? Some of these issues will be consistent with any career client. However, they may also include "stacking" of multiple issues:

Deployment represents a significant potential strain on military families. Studies point to issues that reveal the impact of post-deployment stresses. Research is presented indicating that deployment has a tremendous negative impact on the marital partner, small children and adolescents. Moreover, stresses may be increased if the family is unable to cope when service members return home with physical injuries and/or psychological problems, mental health issues, or substance abuse. Other research suggest that although the children's behavior was determined by the mother's distress, child care providers reported higher levels of externalizing behaviors among children of deployed servicemen and women (Chandra, Burns, R., Tanielian, Jaycox, & Scott, 2008). While some mothers reported enjoying the benefits of military programs, the overall majority reported stress and the disruption of their families.

Article #1 (Flake, Davis, Johnson & Middleton, 2009)

In their study, Flake, Davis, Johnson, & Middleton (2009) explain that multiple factors influence a child's psychosocial functioning during a deployment cycle including: (a) parental functioning, (b)support systems, (c) family resources, and (d)coping strategies have been shown to influence child and parent stress levels. Psychosocial functioning is determined by a child's psychological development within a social context. According to Fakes et al., wartime deployment indicates not only prolonged absence and an increased sense of danger, but uncertainty. Currently, children from birth to 5 years make up 40% of children impacted by deployment, where as 33% are 6 to 11 years of age, and 25% are adolescents. Further, Flake et al., emphasize that special populations will be most likely affected by deployment. In addition, as they note, lengthy deployment may create even more distress for military families

Article # 2- (Eskridge, 2013)

(2) Identifying career options after the military combined with depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, disabilities, and/or family issues brought on by multiple ...

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This solution discusses career issues for military persons returning home from deployment

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