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Military Families Resources

  • National and State Resources

North Carolina State Bar - Legal Assistance for Military Personnel

American Bar Association, Home Front

Military Child Education Coalition

  • Demographics

Department of Veterans Affairs. (2014). Veterans population project model 2014. National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2015 from

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy. (n.d.). 2013 Demographics profile of the military community. Retrieved January 20, 2015 from

Westat. (2010). National Survey of Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Demobilized National Guard and Reserve Members, Family Members and Surviving Spouses.Report prepared for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved February 9, 2015 from

  • Maltreatment

Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Kupper, L.L., & Johnson, R.E. (2007). Child maltreatment in enlisted soldiers’ families during combat-related deployments. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298, 528-535.

Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Johnson, R.E., Rentz, E.D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., & Hardison, J. (2008). Child maltreatment and substance abuse among U.S. Army soldiers. Child Maltreatment, 13, 259-268.

Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Clinton-Sherrod, Hardison Walters, J.L. & Johnson, R.E. (2011). Child maltreatment with military families. RTI International: Research Brief. Retrieved February 15, 2015 from

Martin, S.L., Gibbs, D.A., Johnson, R.E., Rentz, E.D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., Hardison Walters, J.L., & Sullivan, K. (2009). Male soldier family violence offenders: Spouse and child offenders compared to child offenders. Violence and Victims, 24, 458-468.

McCarroll, J.E., Fan, Z. Newby, J.H., & Ursano, R.J. (2008). Trends in US Army child maltreatment report: 1990- 2004. Child Abuse Review, 17, 108-118.

McCarroll, J.E., Ursano, R.J., Fan, Z., & Newby, J.H. (2004). Comparison of U.S. Army and civilian substantiated reports of child maltreatment. Child Maltreatment, 9, 103-110.

Rabenhorst, M.M., McCarthy, R.J., Thomsen, C.J., Milner, J.S., Travis, W.J., & Colasanti, M.P. (2015). Child maltreatment among U.S. Air Force parents deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. Child Maltreatment, 20, 61-71.

Rentz, E.D. (2006). Child abuse and neglect in military and non-military families: An analysis of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), 2000-2003. Retrieved from ProQuest (UMI Microform 3207360).

Rentz, E.D., Marshall, S.W., Martin, S.L., Gibbs, D.A., Casteel, C., & Loomis, D. (2008). Occurrence of maltreatment in active duty military and nonmilitary families in the state of Texas. Military Medicine, 173, 515-522.

Thomsen, C.J., Rabenhorst, M.M., McCarthy, R.J., Milner, J.S., Travis, W.J., Foster, R.E., & Copeland, C.W. (2014). Child maltreatment before and after combat-related deployment among active duty United States Air Force maltreating parents. Psychology of Violence, 4, 143-155.

  • Servicemembers Civil Rights Act (SCRA)

SCRA: Servicemembers Civil Rights Act Overview. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from

Sullivan, M.E. (n.d.). A judge’s guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Retrieved February 10, 2015 from

Sullivan, M.E. (n.d). The servicemembers civil relief act: A guide for family law attorneys. Retrieved February 10, 2015 from 2_family_law_and_the_scra_handout2.authcheckdam.pdf

Sullivan, M.E. (2014). Military custody and visitation: Problems and solutions in the twenty-first century. Family Court Review, 52, 355-370.

The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School, U.S. Army, JA 260, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (March 2006). Retrieved February 10, 2015 from

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. (n.d.). Protecting the civil rights of servicemembers. Retrieved February 20, 2015 from

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs. (2015, Feb.). Service members to receive over $123 million for unlawful foreclosures under the Servicemembers Civil Rights Act. Retrieved February 15, 2015 from

  • Veteran Treatment Courts (VTCs)

Clark, S., McGuire, J. & Blue-Howells, H. (2014). What can family court learn from veterans treatment courts? Family Court Review, 52, 417-424.

Clark, S., McGuire, J. & Blue-Howells, J. (2011). Development of veterans treatment courts: local and legislative initiatives. Drug Court Review, 3, 171–208.

Holbrook, J.G. & Anderson, S. (2011). Veterans courts: early outcomes and key indicators for success. Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper, Series 11, 25, 1–52. Retrieved February 15, 2015 from

McGuire, J., Clark, S., Blue-Howells, J., & Coe, C. (2013). An inventory of VA involvement in veterans courts, dockets and tracks. VA Veterans Justice Programs. Retrieved February 2, 2015 from %20Veterans%20Courts.pdf

Russell, R.T. (2009). Veterans treatment court: A proactive approach. New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, 35, 357-372.

Smee, D.E., McGuire, J., Garrick, T., Sreenivasan, S., Dow, D. & Woehl, D. (2013). Critical concerns in Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran-forensic interface: Veteran treatment court as diversion in rural communities. Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41, 256-262.

  • Special Topics

Blue Star Families. (2014). 2014 – Military Family Lifestyle Survey - Infographic. Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Retrieved February 2, 2015 from

Farmer, A.N., Jackson, A.M. & Franklin, S. L. (2014). Enduring hope and support: Helping family court professionals incorporate programs to build resilient families. Family Court Review, 52, 425-439.

Lemmon, K. & Stafford, E. (2014). Advocating for America’s military children: Considering the impact of parental combat deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Family Court Review, 52, 343-354.

MacDermid, S.M., Samper, R., Schwarz, R., Nishida, J. & Nyaronga, D. (2008). Understanding and promoting resilience in military families. Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. Retrieved on February 2, 2015 from

Marsh, S. C. & Gonzalez, C. (2013). A need for training: Preparing juvenile and family court judges on military- related issues. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 65(2), 13-21.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.). Working effectively with military families: 10 key concepts all providers should know. Retrieved January 25, 2015 from

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy. (2014). Quick reference guide for family court judges. Retrieved January 20, 2015 from

Sayers, S. L., Glynn, S. M. & McCutcheon, S. (2014). Family court and a review of family services in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Family Court Review, 52, 371-380.

Seamone, E. R. (2014). Educating family court judges on the front lines of combat readjustment: Toward the formulation and delivery of a core curriculum on military family issues. Family Court Review, 52, 458-510.

Simon, R. A. (2014). Special considerations in conducting psychological custody evaluations with military families. Family Court Review, 52, 440-457.

Riggs, S. A. & Cusimano, A. (2014). The dynamics of military deployment in the family system: What makes a parent fit for duty? Family Court Review, 52, 381-399.

Rosa, J. M. (2014). Mission Critical: A call to action for juvenile and family courts, the U.S. armed forces, and veterans affair. Family Court Review, 52, 511-528.

Tinney, G. & Gerlock, A. A. (2014). Intimate partner violence, military personnel, veterans, and their families. Family Court Review, 52, 400-416.

Tinney, G. & West, K. M. (2011). Safety on the home front: Adequately addressing violence in families impacted by military service. Center for Innovation and research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR), Policy Brief. Available at