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Kids Study

Children of Military Fathers

Principal Investigators:         Dr Amy Iversen and Prof Nicola Fear
Project Co-ordinator:             Dr Sarah Rowe

The purpose of this study was to help understand the pluses and minuses of military life on the well-being of the children of UK Service personnel. These data will help policy makers and service providers provide a better service for the needs of children of military personnel. This study was fully supported SSAFA Forces Help, Army Families Federation (AFF) and the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Dr Amy Iversen said:
"This is important and exciting research. Although there has been lots of research done on Mums, Dads are a relatively neglected area in research terms. We don't really know what it is like for kids to grow up with a Dad in the military, and this study aims to look at the pluses and the minuses for both children and the rest of the family."

To carry out this study, researchers at King’s College investigated the wellbeing in children of military fathers.  Data collection began in August 2010.

For help booklets, click here for Fathers, MothersChildren

To view Letters of Support, click here for SSAFA,  AFF and RBL
Download the impact of deployment on children summary
Download the impact of deployment on partner and wives report

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