Children Should be Taught About the Consequences of War

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American children should be educated more about the psychological trauma that co-exists with foreign wars. The violence of the war spreads though the nation, having a major affect on the children. Children are more vulnerable to suffering from parental psychological problems. Since children are inherently dependent on their parents that makes them vulnerable to suffering from the same problems that they see in their parents. Studies have shown that children with parents that served in the military have a higher risk of undergoing child abuse. American children should understand the costs of war and its consequences both in the emotional effects of physical costs of war and in the financial burden that comes with physical costs. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K Chesterton The soldiers that come home from the battlefield are not the only ones that suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. More than two-million children have also been affected by their parent’s PTSD. Combat-related stress disorders have always been around but throughout history this phenomenon has been given different names, like “Soldier’s Heart” in the Civil War, “Shell Shock” in World War I, “Battle Fatigue” in World War II and “Vietnam Syndrome” in Vietnam War as. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was first recognized as distinct psychological disorders in 1980.Providing veterans with an opportunity receive proper medical treatment because it was not classified as a mental health problem. Delays of the proper treatment resulted in the Veterans going into substance abuses and depression. American children should have an understanding about war because it giv... ... middle of paper ... ...egional Business News. Web. 8 Jan. 2014 Fritz, Gregory K. "Let's Consider the Mental Health Impact on the Children of War Veterans." Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter 26.11 (2010): 8. Academic Search Premier. Web. 8 Jan. 2014 Jett, Shirley. "Combat-Related Blast-Induced Neurotrauma: A Public Health Problem? Shirley Jett Combat-Related Blast-Induced Neurotrauma: A Public Health Problem?." Nursing Forum 45.4 (2010): 237-245. Academic Search Premier. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. Marmar, Charles R. "Mental Health Impact of Afghanistan and Iraq Deployment: Meeting the Challenge of a New Generation of Veterans." Depression & Anxiety (1091-4269) 26.6 (2009): 493-497. Academic Search Premier. Web. 9 Jan. 2014. Perlez, JaneFeng, Bree. "Vietnam War's Legacy Is Vivid as Clinton Visits Laos." New York Times 12 July 2012: 6. Regional Business News. Web. 9 Jan. 2014.

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