Deployment Family Stress: Child Neglect and Maltreatment in U.S. Army Families

The goal of this in-depth study of child maltreatment and neglect among Army personnel is to describe the characteristics of substantiated child neglect cases and  to identify factors within the family, the military community and the civilian community that contribute to family health or child maltreatment. This 4-year study employs three cross-informing methodologies:1) a clinical record review of approximately 400 child neglect cases at 4 military bases around the country; 2) surveys administered to selected stakeholders involved in child services at 26 military bases; and, 3) an epidemiological examination of selected installation and civilian community characteristics and  resources to help identify risk and protective factors of  child maltreatment.