Deployment Journal for Kids 2nd Edition Releases April 27, 2021

Second Edition BOOK RELEASE

Guided journal helps military kids express thoughts and feelings during loved one’s deployment

(St. Paul, MN) — Award-winning independent publisher Elva Resa Publishing is pleased to announce the April 27, 2021, release of the second edition of Deployment Journal for Kids by Rachel Robertson.

Created especially for military kids, this popular journal offers comforting words and a special place to express feelings and record experiences when a parent or other loved one is deployed.

“Military children need a way to process their unique feelings and experiences,” says Rachel. “I wrote this journal to respond to the specific needs of military children facing a deployment.”

Rachel wrote the original Deployment Journal for Kids (2005) after seeing the benefits of journaling first hand. “My daughter Hanna was comforted by journaling, writing letters to her dad during his deployments,” says Rachel. “Hanna was excited about keeping memories to later share with him. And as a child development professional I knew these practices would help her build healthy coping strategies and her resilience. I wanted to make a journal for other kids that would do the same for them.”

The first edition sold more than 50,000 copies. The updated second edition features a fun new design, enhanced writing prompts, pages to help kids better understand their feelings, ideas for keeping in touch, new goal-setting pages, and interesting military facts.

“As a parent and educator, I wanted to find the most effective methods to support and nurture children through this challenging experience,” says Rachel. “It was really important to me to include more guided pages to help kids understand and express their feelings, with plenty of room to find their own voice.”

Deployment Journal for Kids (2nd edition) comes in the same convenient size as the original, lays flat with wire-o binding, and guides kids through the journey from getting ready to saying goodbye, during deployment through reunion. Young journal keepers will find encouragement for difficult days, ideas for healthy activities, and plenty of journaling pages to tell their own story through words and pictures.

Especially helpful for kids ages 7-12 and appropriate for any service branch.

About the Author
Rachel Robertson combined her professional training and personal experience during her husband’s military deployments to create a series of deployment journals for families: Deployment Journal for Kids, Deployment Journal for Spouses, and Deployment Journal for Parents. Rachel is a nationally-recognized expert in child development, social-emotional learning and resilience, and adult and parent education.


ELVA RESA PUBLISHING LLC is an independent publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Its primary imprint specializes in books for and about military families.

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Deployment Journal for Kids (Second Edition) releases April 27, 2021.
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TitleDeployment Journal for Kids (Second Edition)
Author: Rachel Robertson
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing
Publication Date: April 27, 2021
ISBN 978‐1‐934617‐57‐1
Format: 5-3/4″x8″ Wire-O , 112 pages
Retail Price: $15.95
Case Quantity: 50
More information and cover images:
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Previous edition:
ISBN 978-0-9657483-0-8 (1st edition) – available in limited quantities

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