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Military Brats

Author : Mary Edwards Wertsch
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Military brats' childhoods are often scarred by alcoholism, abuse, and an ever-present threat of a parent's loss to war. This eye-opening, sometimes shocking exploration tells what life is really like for the stepchildren of Uncle Sam. A new recovery group, Adult Children of Military Personnel, Inc., has been formed as a direct result of this book's publication.

Military Brats

Author : Mary Edwards Wertsch
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Military brats' childhoods are often scarred by alcoholism, abuse, and an ever-present threat of a parent's loss to war. This eye-opening, sometimes shocking exploration tells what life is really like for the stepchildren of Uncle Sam. A new recovery group, Adult Children of Military Personnel, Inc., has been formed as a direct result of this book's publication.

Military Brats

Author : Codi Layne Schale
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This study examined the adulthood attachment patterns of people who grew up in United States military families, commonly referred to as "military brats." During their formative years, military brats undergo numerous stressors such as forced mobility, multiple school system transitions, living overseas without extended family, parental deployments, and social losses. The purpose of this study was to examine adulthood military brat relationship attachments and explore how the demands of a military upbringing (e.g., frequent moving, parental deployment) relate to these adult attachment patterns. Participants (n= 422) completed an online survey of the Relationship Structures (RS) attachment scale, Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), Exposure to Abusive and Supportive Environments Parenting Inventory (EASE-PI), relationship perception questions, and demographic information. Participants answered attachment questions about their mother, father, romantic partner, and a best friend in the RS. Bivariate correlations and Williams' T2 tests indicated that parent attachment models were the most similar (when also comparing best friend and romantic partner attachment models). A cluster analysis of RS scores demonstrated a five-cluster solution with the following attachment groups: poor parent attachment (and secure attachment in all other relationships), poor partner attachment, all secure attachment, poor best friend attachment, and all insecure attachment. A MANOVA was conducted to validate cluster analysis findings, and expected differences were obtained in SWLS, EASE-PI, and relationship perception outcomes. Lastly, multinomial logistic regressions and multiple regressions were conducted to determine if military factors predicted attachment after controlling for demographic and family environment variables. Gender, current relationship status, mother emotional abusiveness, father emotional abusiveness, and father physical abusiveness were significant predictors in the regressions. No military factors emerged as significant. Limitations, implications for research, and counseling implications are discussed. Professionals are encouraged to use preventative strategies when working with military families, and to consider attachment perspectives when counseling adult military brats.

Army Brats

Author : Daphne Benedis-Grab
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The Bailey kids' mom has just been assigned to Fort Patrick, and it'll be the family's first time living on an army base! Tom, Charlotte, and Rosie get to make new friends, explore the neighborhood, and cool off in the huge pool. Unfortunately, they also have to deal with the base bully, who seems determined to make Tom's life completely miserable by telling everyone he's a wimp. When the Baileys discover a mystery on base--an abandoned building long rumored to be haunted--they know that this is the way to show the world how brave Tom truly is. But when they go to investigate, they find there's more to the house than some old rumors. What is that weird equipment? And who is that suspicious man sneaking around inside? It's up to Charlotte, Tom, and Rosie to figure out the base's secrets-and prove to everyone that no bully can keep the Bailey kids down. Daphne Benedis-Grab's Army Brats is an exciting romp that celebrates friendship, bravery, and being true to yourself.

Military Brats and Other Global Nomads

Author : Morten G. Ender
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Examines the social, psychological, and historical effects of growing up abroad in a military, foreign service, or other organizational family.

Military Brats and Other Global Nomads

Author : Morten G. Ender
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Examines the social, psychological, and historical effects of growing up abroad in a military, foreign service, or other organizational family.

Adventures in Teaching Military Brats

Author : Rose Porter
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Rose Porter didnt hear about the Department of Defense Dependent Schools until she was well on her way to becoming a teacher at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She immediately knew she wanted to teach at or near a U.S. military installation but was told that shed need a masters degree. Plus, only the very best candidates were hired. Despite those challenges, she eventually found herself packing her bags to Newfoundland, which was considered a remote, unpleasant, hardship assignment. Known as a one-year area, it was for new employees who swore theyd go anywhere in the world during the interview process. That first assignment was tough, but it didnt stop her from staying on to teach at exotic places throughout the world, learning interesting recipes, seeing sights not on any tourist map, and navigating cultures that most people only read about in books. Join a lifelong educator as she looks back at the exciting times shes spent teaching children, other teachers, parents, her own family, and friends in Adventures in Teaching Military Brats.

Army Brat Army Bride Civilian A Life

Author : Darlene Gravett
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Army Brat, Army Bride, Civilian: A Life reveals the ups and downs of military living through the experiences of one who was both a sergeant's daughter and an officer's wife. The military teaches many lessons but not how to transition to civilian life after more than thirty years of moving around in the Army, including attending five different high schools as a teenager. While in the Army, families learn to adapt to renting or buying an apartment or house in town or to being assigned a set of Army quarters on a military post. If in quarters, they must not paint walls or install carpet or leave holes in walls where pictures used to hang. Although the Army is a highly structured organization, flexibility is a key word for its families. Dealing with snafus, making decisions which seem right at the time but turn out to be trumped by the demands of the military, adjusting to new places, and making new friends every two to three years are all part of living the military life. Yet the adventure and excitement of this life are evident throughout.

Growing Up Military

Author : Marc Curtis
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Did you grow up in the Military? Do you have trouble answering the question "where are you from?" "Every Brat Has a Story" has been the theme of the Military Brats Registry since 1997. Members have submitted hundreds of amazing stories about their unusual lifestyle as military dependents growing up around the world. This book is a compilation of many of those stories to further our goal of preserving the culture and history of "Miitary Brats"

Military Brats

Author : Carlos Smiley
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I hate moving! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! Why do we always have to move? Do you know children that really dislike the moving process or adapting to change? Well, this is a must read. This is the story of a little girl who is growing up in a military family, and every time she adjusts to a move, the family has to move again, and she has to adjust again. She is very pessimistic about moving but realizes that just maybe things may get better.

Saigon Kids

Author : Les Arbuckle
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Looking for unusual coming of age books? Follow the coming of age adventures of a U.S. military brat during the early Vietnam war years in Saigon The early Vietnam war years through the eyes of a U.S. military brat: In May of 1962, Naval Chief Petty Officer Bryant Arbuckle flew to Saigon to establish a new Armed Forces radio station. Next to follow were his wife and three boys, Leslie among them. Saigon Kids is the candid, recondite slice of fourteen-year-old military brat Les Arbuckle’s experience at the American Community School (ACS) during the critical months of the Vietnam War when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon. In 1963, Saigon was beautiful, violent, and dirty−and the most exciting place a fourteen-year-old American boy could live. Saigon offered a rich array of activities, and much to the consternation of their parents and teachers, Les and his fellow military brats explored the dangers with reckless abandon running from machine gun fire, watching a Buddhist monk burn to death, visiting brothels late at night or, trading currency on the black market. Coming of age in the streets of Vietnam War torn Saigon: When Les first arrives in Vietnam, he is a stranger in a strange land, expecting boredom in a country he doesn’t know. But the American social scene is more vibrant than he expected. The American Community School is a blend of kids from all over the globe who arrived in Saigon as the fuse on Saigon was about to ignite. As the ACS students continue their American lifestyle behind barbed wire, Saigon unravels in chaos and destruction. In spite of this ugliness−an ever-present feature of everyday life−Les tells his story of teenage angst with humor and precocity. Coming of age tale with a twist: The events leading up to the Vietnam War provide an unusual backdrop for this coming-of-age tale with a twist. Saigon Kids will also make a perfect companion to the documentary film (sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts) currently in production. The film chronicles the lives of “military brats” living in Saigon in the volatile years from 1958 to 1964.

Military Review

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Counseling Military Families

Author : Lynn K. Hall
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How does the military really work? What issues are constants for military families, and what special stresses do they face? Counseling Military Families provides the best available overview of military life, including demographic information and examples of military family issues. Chapters focus on vital issues such as the unique circumstances of reservists, career service personnel, spouses, and children, and present treatment models and targeted interventions tailored for use with military families. Counseling Military Families provides clinicians with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of families in transition, including those who may have an ingrained resistance to asking for help and who may be available for counseling for a relatively short period of time.

Army Brat

Author : Glenda Page
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Army Brat is a true story of her military childhood and her high and low points outside the military.

Icons of Women s Sport

Author : Steven J. Overman
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This collection of fascinating biographies of outstanding women athletes past and present including superstars such as Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams. * Photographs of accomplished female athletes * A chronology helps readers put entries in context * A bibliography provides suggestions for further reading

Professional Journal of the United States Army

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Uncle John s Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces

Author : Bathroom Readers' Institute
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Uncle John's salutes the men and women of the armed forces! Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard! The patriotic folks at the BRI have stormed the proverbial beaches of Normandy and beyond to bring you this salute to the greatest force for good on planet Earth! Make your way through the ranks and read about the history, triumphs, trials, and humor of those who serve. At nearly 500 pages, this is the book you want by your side while you wait it out in the fox hole. Read about… * The Semper Fi story * A history of the draft * The real Private Ryan * Dog tags then and now * Medal of Honor winners * M*A*S*H: the true story * The original Flying Tiger * Beetle Bailey and other cartoon soldiers * What it takes to be in the Special Forces * Can you see me now? The story of camouflage And much, much more!

The Writer and the Overseas Childhood

Author : Antje M. Rauwerda
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What does Ian McEwan have in common with Barbara Kingsolver? Or The Shack’s William Paul Young with The Way the Crow Flies’ Ann-Marie MacDonald? All four spent significant portions of their formative years overseas as expatriates; all four are third culture kids. These authors share experiences of cultural and geographical displacement that fracture constructions of home and identity, as their fiction attests. This study surveys 17 authors with “expat” backgrounds to define “third culture literature,” a burgeoning yet unrecognized branch of international writing characterized by expressions of dislocation, loss, and disenfranchisement. By explicating how the shared cultural details of these writers emerge in literary themes and images, this work introduces third culture literature as a separate field, reinterpreting the work of major writers from across the globe.

Unrooted Childhoods

Author : Nina Sichel
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A collection of memoirs of deeply personal experiences from South America to Africa, Unrooted Childhoods presents a cultural mosaic of today's global citizens. In twenty stirring memoirs of childhoods spent packing, writings by the famous and the new-many published here for the first time-make universal the experience of growing up without the opportunity to ever "put down roots." World-renowned novelist and author of the powerful autobiography Paula, Isabel Allende captures the essence of coming of age in Chilean diplomatic communities in Bolivia and Lebanon and a global childhood rich in adventures that nurtured her creative soul. Best-selling author and world traveler Pico Iyer, in "Living in the Transit Lounge," sees a mobile childhood as a solid foundation for a life in a restless and increasingly multicultural world. Pat Conroy, author of such well-known autobiographical tales as The Great Santini and My Losing Season, writes of estrangement and the long-term impact of more than twenty moves with his military family during his childhood. And Carlos Fuentes, one of Mexico's most important writers, evokes the powerful link between language and cultural identity in "How I Started to Write."

Writing Out of Limbo

Author : Gene H. Bell-Villada
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Crossing borders and boundaries, countries and cultures, they are the children of the military, diplomatic corps, international business, education and missions communities. They are called Third Culture Kids or Global Nomads, and the many benefits of their lifestyle – expanded worldview, multiplicity of languages, tolerance for difference – are often mitigated by recurring losses – of relationships, of stability, of permanent roots. They are part of an accelerating demographic that is only recently coming into visibility. In this groundbreaking collection, writers from around the world address issues of language acquisition and identity formation, childhood mobility and adaptation, memory and grief, and the artist’s struggle to articulate the experience of growing up global. And, woven like a thread through the entire collection, runs the individual’s search for belonging and a place called “home.” This book provides a major leap in understanding what it’s like to grow up among worlds. It is invaluable reading for the new global age.