Strictly speaking, “deployment” refers to activities required to move military personnel and materials from a home installation to a specified destination. For service members and families, it has come to mean much more: the preparations and personal needs that need to be taken care of at home before, during and after deployment.
- Schools may have an at-risk child if his/her family is experiencing a deployment. It is almost certain that one or more students in every school will be affected at any given time.
- National Guard and Reserve families often live far from military bases and associated support systems. School personnel are significant and valuable resources in the lives of these students .
- Quick Facts: Deployment and Your Students (IDOE)
- How to Prepare Your Child’s School for Deployment
- Military One Source: Preparing for Deployment
- Military-Connected Students and Public School Attendance Policies
- Deployment can cause prolonged stress because it results in changes in family structure and is beyond the child’s control. Prolonged stress alters brain chemistry and function, resulting in problems with concentration, memory, behavior, and control of emotions.
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