After a long break due to a move, we are back! In this episode we are talking to Les Arbuckle, author of the book Saigon Kids. Les was a Navy brat who lived in Saigon, Vietnam as a teenager while his dad was stationed there. An interesting perspective of the Vietnam War, and one not often talked about! To read all about his time in Saigon, make sure to buy his book (by clicking on the link)
Terri Tanielian, Senior Behavioral Scientist from RAND Corporation, shares her research on behavioral health resources for military families. This week we are specifically focusing our attention on Military Caregivers. For more information, visit the RAND page and check out the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and their Hidden Heros project.
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth is the director of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. In this interview she talks about their findings from research on the impacts of deployment and military life on relationships and the development of children. Check out www.mfri.purdue.edu for more information on their contributions to military family research!
Ruth Van Reken is the author of Letters Never Sent and co-author of the Third Culture Kids books. I was very honored to interview her about her past experiences growing up as a "TCK". In this podcast she explains to us the impact high mobility has on identity formation during formative development. She also explains the stages of transition and ways parents can make it easier and better for their kids.
Thank you for tuning in to the Silent Soldiers Podcast and following me on this journey of creating my first full length documentary. Silent Soldiers is about the developmental impacts of growing up in a military family. The podcast will share bits of my interviews with researchers and families who want to share their story. This week you'll get to know me a bit more and why I've chosen to pursue this lifelong goal.