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USMC braces for post-combat child abuse spike - Marine Corps News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Marine Corps Times

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/05/marine-corps-training-child-abuse-prevention-family-advocacy-post-deployment-052322012/ USMC braces for post-combat child abuse spike By Gina Harkins - Staff writer Posted : Wednesday May 23, 2012 15:20:01 EDT With the end of full-scale combat in Afghanistan in sight, the Marine Corps wants to head off an anticipated spike in the number of child-abuse and child-neglect incidents associated with post-deployment stress and family reunification. Family advocacy personnel throughout the service are being trained to better help Marines — along with their spouses and children — improve communication and cope with traumatic events. The effort focuses on therapy techniques that emphasize participation from parents and children. This program, called trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, was developed in the 1960s and has proven ef...

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