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War, Terrorism and Political Violence

child's drawingWar, terrorism, and political violence are frightening and overwhelming experiences. Adults would like to protect children from these events, but it is not possible to hide the reality. Children can be exposed directly, by seeing family and friends deployed to war zones, watching events through mass media, or feeling the economic effects or listening to war-related rhetoric.

This section includes information about helping
children understand and cope with war, terrorism,
 6 yr. old boy, drawing of war       and political violence. It also includes information for
     United States-1999                 and about families with members in the military and
                                        armed forces. Coping with loss and death and
                                        reactions to trauma are included here as well.

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» Resources for Military Families

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For more information, contact Judith Myers-Walls, PhD, CFLE at jmyerswa@purdue.edu

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