MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Researches at the University of Minnesota are recruiting hundreds of National Guard and Reserve families to find out the best ways to support them.

The ceremonies where Minnesota troops are sent off overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan have been almost too common. But it’s never easy for those families trying to cope while their loved ones are in harm’s way.

During the next five years, U of M researchers are going to study parenting and how kids adjust as parents get deployed to and return from service.

Researchers are looking for Twin Cities families who have gone through that process and have children ages 5 to 12. Families will be paid $400 to $635 over the course of the study.

Comments (4)
  1. Deb says:

    our family went thru this during the 1st Iraq war, my kids were 10 & 12—& I’m the mom, which I think is harder on kids.

  2. Jake says:

    Has to be one of the DUMBEST ideas that I’ve ever heard coming from the U. They are probably one of the most ANTI-military organizations in MN. Just looking how to squeeze out more money from the State to keep useless employees paid. I went thru the first Iraq war with a military spouse, and not ONE person from the State, the U, or even the Federal Gov’t asked me a single question about what the hell was going on. Got screwed big time, emotionally and financially as well.

  3. Jake says:

    Where is the money coming from?

  4. Jake says:

    The LAST organization who I would pick to do something like this would be the U.
    One of the most ANTI-military organizations in MN. What about the American Legion or the VFW?

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