Tuesday, 31 July 2007 20:00
A North Carolina nonprofit study alleges children in
some Army families are vulnerable to abuse and neglect by their mothers when
their fathers are away at war.
The study, published in today’s Journal of the
American Medical Association, found mothers were three times more likely to
have a report of child mistreatment when fathers were deployed as opposed to
when fathers were home. The Army announced recently its intention to hire more
than 1,000 additional support assistants to help families of deployed
active-duty Army Reserve and National Guard units. The information was obtained
from researching 1,600 Army families worldwide.