Military Family Appreciation Month

This month is devoted to celebrating military families’ exceptional service, strength and sacrifice, he said. Their commitment to the nation, he added, “goes above and beyond the call of duty.”“Just as our troops embody the courage and character that make America's military the finest in the world,” Obama said, “their family members embody the resilience and generosity that make our communities strong.” http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/1111_militaryfamily/

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Go to Combat veterans' symptoms of PTSD and partners' distress: The role of partners' perceptions of veterans' deployment experiences.
Combat veterans' symptoms of PTSD and partners' distress: The role of partners' perceptions of veterans' deployment experiences.
Romantic partners of combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) report elevated relationship and psychological distress. One recent study suggests that this association may be weaker...
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2011-23151-001/
Go to Military Families Extreme Work and Extreme “Work-Family”
Military Families Extreme Work and Extreme “Work-Family”
While the U.S. military might at first glance appear to be a model of rigidity rather than flexibility, there are strong incentives to address the work-family concerns of service members and their...
http://ann.sagepub.com/content/638/1/163.abstract
Go to Developing community capacity to treat post-deployment mental health problems: A public health initiative.
Developing community capacity to treat post-deployment mental health problems: A public health initiative.
Meeting the mental health needs of Veterans returning from recent deployment requires the coordinated effort of partnerships across Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...
http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2011-...
Go to Passport Toward Success: Description and Evaluation of a Program Designed to Help Children and Families Reconnect after a Military Deployment
Passport Toward Success: Description and Evaluation of a Program Designed to Help Children and Families Reconnect after a Military Deployment
This paper evaluates Passport Toward Success (PTS). PTS rotates children whose military parent has recently returned from deployment through three interactive stations, where they practice skills...
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00909882.2011.585...
Go to Evaluating transdiagnostic treatment for distress and impairment in veterans: A multi-site randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Evaluating transdiagnostic treatment for distress and impairment in veterans: A multi-site randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Military personnel who engaged in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq frequently present for mental health care because of the stresses of service and readjustment. Although excellent treatments...
http://www.contemporaryclinicaltrials.com/article/S1551-7144...

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