What does a parent’s military deployment feel like for children? We’re calling for video submissions from kids who have been affected by deployment.
It’s Month of the Military Child and we are launching a video campaign on The Good Men Project on the “Children of Deployment”. We would like to get submissions from children on how deployments have affected their lives. The video is a way to let children share in their own words what it means when a parent is deployed.
We don’t often get to hear from the children of deployment about their stress and how they’re feeling.
- How do you adjust to the absence of your parent during deployment?
- What do you want people to know about military deployments?
- How can family and friends support you during your parent’s deployment?
- How do you stay connected with your parent during deployment?
We’re getting ready for a fourth deployment. There have times our oldest son felt isolated because his dad is a National Guard and there were no other kids in his school going through his situation.
No identifying information about the children such as name, age, address will be included in the video.
To submit a video, please contact Marie Roker-Jones , Senior Editor, Raising Boys Video Call for Submissions.