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Article from section published on May 27, 2010

Demand for better housing and lives for tiny forgotten victims of warfare

demand_for_betterThey are the silent victims of warfare, the young sons and daughters who are left behind to understand, struggle and cope when their parents are away fighting for Queen and country.

Now one of the world’s most respected military research centres has launched a three-year study into the effects of military life on service children.

Partly funded by a £1million grant from the US defence department, the project by the King’s Centre for military health Research in London hope to offer a definitive explantion as to how young children are affected by military life.

“We know little about the impact of fathers’ wellbeing on children’s development and it is particularly interesting with the addition of serperation due to deployment” said lead researcher  Dr Amy Iversen, of Kings College Institute of Psychiatry.

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