The Springer published Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families book series focuses on military and veteran families, and the challenges and opportunities they face in relation to military service, particularly during and after war. All volumes include material related to both research and training, and material from scholars from multiple disciplines and countries.
The first book in the Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families book series offers interdisciplinary perspective from military to mental health. “Risk and Resilience in Military Families” focuses on four key areas of research: marital functioning, parenting and child outcomes, family sequelae of wounds and injuries, and single service members (who comprise half of currently active troops).
Editors: MacDermid Wadsworth & Riggs, 2011
The second book in the series focuses on the aftermath of deployment in relation to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. War-related separations challenge families in many ways. The worry and uncertainty associated with combat deployments provokes anxiety in family members left at home. “Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families” is the first compilation of such chapters released in relation to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and includes contributions from leading researchers from diverse disciplines and arenas.
Editors: MacDermid Wadsworth & Riggs, 2014
“War and Family Life” is the third book released in the series and is based on presentations from the International Research Symposium on Military and Veteran Families at Purdue University. This unique resource provides findings and insights regarding the multiple impacts of military duty on service members and veterans, specifically from a family standpoint. Broad areas of coverage include marital and family relationships, parenting issues, family effects of war injuries, and family concerns of single service members.
Editors: MacDermid Wadsworth & Riggs, 2016
The fourth book in the series focuses on the wide-ranging impact of military life on families, parenting and child development. “Parenting and Children’s Resilience in Military Families” examines the complex family needs of this diverse population, especially as familiar issues such as trauma, domestic violence, and child abuse manifest differently than in civilian life. Its emphasis on resource and policy improvements keeps the book focused on the evolution of military families in the face of future change and challenges.
Editors: Gewirtz & Youssef, 2016
The fifth book analyzes lessons learned from past efforts to support military and veteran families. “A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families” integrates knowledge culled from 15 years of U.S. deployments to create an action plan for supporting military and veteran families during future conflicts. Its innovative ideas stretch beyond designated governmental agencies to include participation from the business, academic, advocacy, and philanthropic sectors. This proactive agenda also outlines new directions for mobilizing the research community.
Editors: Hughes-Kirchubel, MacDermid Wadsworth & Riggs, 2018