RESEARCH

Few doubt the positive impacts R4 member programs have on the lives of Our Military Family. In many cases, we lack the body of evidence to prove this scientifically. To prove the efficacy, and drive the evolution of members services R4 strives to:

  • Supply shared evaluation tools to collect feedback from participants and provide on demand reports
  • Compile pertinent academic articles in a comprehensive library
  • Align research endeavors to a common agenda

RESEARCH LIBRARY

Welcome to the R4 Research Library. R4 provides this service as a tool for education, awareness, and to help programs of excellence find research articles to build their case for support.  Simply click on the tabs below to find articles related to these various categories. Click on one of the tabs below and view the articles within that subject. If you have an academic article you would like to see posted here, please send submissions to bert@r4alliance.org

12015

Investigation of the Impact of Sports, Exercise, and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in a Population of Veterans with Disabilities

Description:The aim of this study was to investigate possible effects that participation in sports, exercise, and recreation may have on self-esteem and quality-of-life in service members/veterans with disabilities. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Investigation-of-the-Impact-of-Sports-Exercise-and-Recreation-Participation-on-Psychosocial-Outcomes-in-a-Population-of-Veterans-with-Disabilities.pdf

12014

Evaluating Recreation Services for Members of Our Military Family

Description: This article provides an overview of R4's philosophy for the need for collaborative research efforts to determine the efficacy of recreation and wellness services for Our Military Family. It also outlines the methods for R4's first research efforts with Clemson University.

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12016

WOUNDED VETERANS: REINTEGRATION THROUGH ADVENTURE-BASED EXPERIENCE; A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

This narrative inquiry explored the community reintegration experiences of ill, injured, and disabled U.S. servicemen and women that served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. More specifically, the service member’s experiences and perspectives around engagement in adventure-based activities, the supportive communities that manifest around those activities, and the role or value of that experience in the reintegration process.

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12016

Importance Performance Analysis of Therapeutic and Community Based Recreation Programs for Military Service Members and Their Supporters

Description: R4 Alliance conducted it's first large scale effort to create a shared evaluation tool, and collect data from clients of member organizations. An Executive Summary of those results is written here. This research examines the importance of program factors in regards to facility/location, staff/volunteers, and program as a whole, while simultaneously obtaining performance feedback.

12016

Importance Performance Analysis of Therapeutic and Community Based Recreation Programs for Military Service Members and Their Supporters

Description: For this study the researchers aimed to answer the following questions: 1. What are the characteristic factors of a therapeutic or community based recreation program that are important to Our Military Family (service members and their supporters) in regards to staff, facility, logistics, safety, program content and overall satisfaction?2. How did R4 Alliance member organizations perform in regards to importance factors?

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12014

Evaluating Recreation Services for Members of Our Military Family

Description: This article provides an overview of R4's philosophy for the need for collaborative research efforts to determine the efficacy of recreation and wellness services for Our Military Family. It also outlines the methods for R4's first research efforts with Clemson University.

142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12012

Supporting Veterans and Military Personnel in the Next Four Years

Description: Center for a New American Security article on research dialog, analysis and outreach the program explores the effects of military service on current and past service members and their families, and the ways our nation can best serve those who served.

12011

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the US Military

Description: In cooperation with the Department of Defense, RAND conducted a meta-analysis (focused literature review) to identify factors that were supported by the literature (e.g., evidence-informed) for promoting psychological resilience in among active duty and veterans of post-911 combat.

142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12016

The Reverse Boot Camp White Paper Empowering Veterans for Life after the Military

A Reverse Boot Camp is essential for the military transition to civilian life. This white paper describes how a structured process (“Reverse Boot Camp”) would enhance the wellness of our nation’s Veterans and reduce the suicide rate in the Veteran population. Further, it outlines the rationale for this effort and makes a compelling case for why it must begin now. Lastly, this paper describes how this effort is both a symbolic and substantive change to the current military approach utilized to transition military personnel from service.

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12012

Supporting Veterans and Military Personnel in the Next Four Years

Description: Center for a New American Security article on research dialog, analysis and outreach the program explores the effects of military service on current and past service members and their families, and the ways our nation can best serve those who served.

12016

Nature Based Recreational Therapy for Military Service Members

Description: An overview of typical treatment options for injured service members,  the foundations surrounding nature-based programming, reviews existing literature on the use of nature with veterans, and offers a  model for nature-based RT interventions. Year [...]

12015

Investigation of the Impact of Sports, Exercise, and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in a Population of Veterans with Disabilities

Description:The aim of this study was to investigate possible effects that participation in sports, exercise, and recreation may have on self-esteem and quality-of-life in service members/veterans with disabilities. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Investigation-of-the-Impact-of-Sports-Exercise-and-Recreation-Participation-on-Psychosocial-Outcomes-in-a-Population-of-Veterans-with-Disabilities.pdf

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12011

Deployment Related TBI, Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms, PTSD, and Depression in OEF/OIF Veterans

Description:The goal of this article is to examine the relations among Traumatic Brain Injury, persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression among returning OEF/OIF veterans. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Deployment-Related-TBI-Persistent-Post-concussive-Symptoms-PTSD-and-Depression-in-OEF-and-OIF-Veterans.pdf

12007

Military Sexual Trauma: Violence and Sexual Abuse

Description: A Department of Veterans Affairs Description of the frequency and long term effects of military sexual trauma (MST) on US Service Members. Year Published: (2007) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Military-Sexual-Trauma-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse.pdf

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12007

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault In the Military

Description: A dissertation addressing the contextual issues surrounding sexual abuse in the military and our culture at large including: how reported abuse is stigmatized, and the gaps in victim support.

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142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12016

Nature Based Recreational Therapy for Military Service Members

Description: An overview of typical treatment options for injured service members,  the foundations surrounding nature-based programming, reviews existing literature on the use of nature with veterans, and offers a  model for nature-based RT interventions. Year [...]

12016

The Reverse Boot Camp White Paper Empowering Veterans for Life after the Military

A Reverse Boot Camp is essential for the military transition to civilian life. This white paper describes how a structured process (“Reverse Boot Camp”) would enhance the wellness of our nation’s Veterans and reduce the suicide rate in the Veteran population. Further, it outlines the rationale for this effort and makes a compelling case for why it must begin now. Lastly, this paper describes how this effort is both a symbolic and substantive change to the current military approach utilized to transition military personnel from service.

12016

WOUNDED VETERANS: REINTEGRATION THROUGH ADVENTURE-BASED EXPERIENCE; A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

This narrative inquiry explored the community reintegration experiences of ill, injured, and disabled U.S. servicemen and women that served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. More specifically, the service member’s experiences and perspectives around engagement in adventure-based activities, the supportive communities that manifest around those activities, and the role or value of that experience in the reintegration process.

12015

Investigation of the Impact of Sports, Exercise, and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in a Population of Veterans with Disabilities

Description:The aim of this study was to investigate possible effects that participation in sports, exercise, and recreation may have on self-esteem and quality-of-life in service members/veterans with disabilities. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Investigation-of-the-Impact-of-Sports-Exercise-and-Recreation-Participation-on-Psychosocial-Outcomes-in-a-Population-of-Veterans-with-Disabilities.pdf

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12014

Report on VA Facility Specific Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans Diagnosed with Potential or Provisional PTSD

Description: This quarterly report on Veterans who have used VA health care and who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF),or Operation New Dawn (OND), shows the number and distribution of these Veterans diagnosed with a potential or provisional diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [...]

12013

Combined PTSD and Depression Rates

Description: The proposed study evaluated, whether post-deployment social support moderated the influence of PTSD, depression symptoms on, suicidal ideation among Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan using state of the art clinical, diagnostic interviews and self-report measures. Year Published: [...]

12013

EcoWellness: Construction & Validation of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory

Description:A dissertation discussing the benefits of nature  and the testing of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory as an Assessment tool. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-EcoWellness-Construction-and-Validation-of-the-Reese-EcoWellness-Inventory-.pdf  

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

12012

EcoWellness: The Missing Factor in Holistic Wellness Models

Description: Substantiation of the argument that nature plays a vital role in overall wellness, but is not included in standard wellness models. Year published: 2012 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-EcoWellness-The-Missing-Factor-in-Holistic-Wellness-Models-.pdf

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12011

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the US Military

Description: In cooperation with the Department of Defense, RAND conducted a meta-analysis (focused literature review) to identify factors that were supported by the literature (e.g., evidence-informed) for promoting psychological resilience in among active duty and veterans of post-911 combat.

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12011

Deployment Related TBI, Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms, PTSD, and Depression in OEF/OIF Veterans

Description:The goal of this article is to examine the relations among Traumatic Brain Injury, persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression among returning OEF/OIF veterans. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Deployment-Related-TBI-Persistent-Post-concussive-Symptoms-PTSD-and-Depression-in-OEF-and-OIF-Veterans.pdf

12009

Brief Summary of Mindfulness Research

Description: This article takes a board overview of various mindfulness practices and their applications to various populations. Year Published: After 2009 (not listed) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Brief-Summary-of-Mindfulness-Research.pdf

12007

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Description: This article examines the use other Veterans Health Administrations universal screening program for military sexual violence. It also examines the comorbid occurrence of other physical and mental health issues following sexual assault.  Year Published: [...]

12007

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault In the Military

Description: A dissertation addressing the contextual issues surrounding sexual abuse in the military and our culture at large including: how reported abuse is stigmatized, and the gaps in victim support.

12007

Military Sexual Trauma: Violence and Sexual Abuse

Description: A Department of Veterans Affairs Description of the frequency and long term effects of military sexual trauma (MST) on US Service Members. Year Published: (2007) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Military-Sexual-Trauma-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse.pdf

12005

The Health Benefits of Recreation

Description: An Overview of the physical, mental and social benefits of recreation and outdoor participation created by the California Outdoor Recreation Planning Program Year Published: 2005 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-The-Health-Benefits-of-Recreation.pdf  

142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12016

Nature Based Recreational Therapy for Military Service Members

Description: An overview of typical treatment options for injured service members,  the foundations surrounding nature-based programming, reviews existing literature on the use of nature with veterans, and offers a  model for nature-based RT interventions. Year [...]

12016

WOUNDED VETERANS: REINTEGRATION THROUGH ADVENTURE-BASED EXPERIENCE; A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

This narrative inquiry explored the community reintegration experiences of ill, injured, and disabled U.S. servicemen and women that served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. More specifically, the service member’s experiences and perspectives around engagement in adventure-based activities, the supportive communities that manifest around those activities, and the role or value of that experience in the reintegration process.

12016

Importance Performance Analysis of Therapeutic and Community Based Recreation Programs for Military Service Members and Their Supporters

Description: R4 Alliance conducted it's first large scale effort to create a shared evaluation tool, and collect data from clients of member organizations. An Executive Summary of those results is written here. This research examines the importance of program factors in regards to facility/location, staff/volunteers, and program as a whole, while simultaneously obtaining performance feedback.

12016

Importance Performance Analysis of Therapeutic and Community Based Recreation Programs for Military Service Members and Their Supporters

Description: For this study the researchers aimed to answer the following questions: 1. What are the characteristic factors of a therapeutic or community based recreation program that are important to Our Military Family (service members and their supporters) in regards to staff, facility, logistics, safety, program content and overall satisfaction?2. How did R4 Alliance member organizations perform in regards to importance factors?

12015

Investigation of the Impact of Sports, Exercise, and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in a Population of Veterans with Disabilities

Description:The aim of this study was to investigate possible effects that participation in sports, exercise, and recreation may have on self-esteem and quality-of-life in service members/veterans with disabilities. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Investigation-of-the-Impact-of-Sports-Exercise-and-Recreation-Participation-on-Psychosocial-Outcomes-in-a-Population-of-Veterans-with-Disabilities.pdf

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12014

Report on VA Facility Specific Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans Diagnosed with Potential or Provisional PTSD

Description: This quarterly report on Veterans who have used VA health care and who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF),or Operation New Dawn (OND), shows the number and distribution of these Veterans diagnosed with a potential or provisional diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [...]

12014

Evaluating Recreation Services for Members of Our Military Family

Description: This article provides an overview of R4's philosophy for the need for collaborative research efforts to determine the efficacy of recreation and wellness services for Our Military Family. It also outlines the methods for R4's first research efforts with Clemson University.

12013

Combined PTSD and Depression Rates

Description: The proposed study evaluated, whether post-deployment social support moderated the influence of PTSD, depression symptoms on, suicidal ideation among Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan using state of the art clinical, diagnostic interviews and self-report measures. Year Published: [...]

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12011

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the US Military

Description: In cooperation with the Department of Defense, RAND conducted a meta-analysis (focused literature review) to identify factors that were supported by the literature (e.g., evidence-informed) for promoting psychological resilience in among active duty and veterans of post-911 combat.

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12011

Deployment Related TBI, Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms, PTSD, and Depression in OEF/OIF Veterans

Description:The goal of this article is to examine the relations among Traumatic Brain Injury, persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression among returning OEF/OIF veterans. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Deployment-Related-TBI-Persistent-Post-concussive-Symptoms-PTSD-and-Depression-in-OEF-and-OIF-Veterans.pdf

12007

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Description: This article examines the use other Veterans Health Administrations universal screening program for military sexual violence. It also examines the comorbid occurrence of other physical and mental health issues following sexual assault.  Year Published: [...]

12007

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault In the Military

Description: A dissertation addressing the contextual issues surrounding sexual abuse in the military and our culture at large including: how reported abuse is stigmatized, and the gaps in victim support.

12007

Military Sexual Trauma: Violence and Sexual Abuse

Description: A Department of Veterans Affairs Description of the frequency and long term effects of military sexual trauma (MST) on US Service Members. Year Published: (2007) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Military-Sexual-Trauma-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse.pdf

12009

Brief Summary of Mindfulness Research

Description: This article takes a board overview of various mindfulness practices and their applications to various populations. Year Published: After 2009 (not listed) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Brief-Summary-of-Mindfulness-Research.pdf

12016

Nature Based Recreational Therapy for Military Service Members

Description: An overview of typical treatment options for injured service members,  the foundations surrounding nature-based programming, reviews existing literature on the use of nature with veterans, and offers a  model for nature-based RT interventions. Year [...]

12013

EcoWellness: Construction & Validation of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory

Description:A dissertation discussing the benefits of nature  and the testing of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory as an Assessment tool. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-EcoWellness-Construction-and-Validation-of-the-Reese-EcoWellness-Inventory-.pdf  

12012

EcoWellness: The Missing Factor in Holistic Wellness Models

Description: Substantiation of the argument that nature plays a vital role in overall wellness, but is not included in standard wellness models. Year published: 2012 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-EcoWellness-The-Missing-Factor-in-Holistic-Wellness-Models-.pdf

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12005

The Health Benefits of Recreation

Description: An Overview of the physical, mental and social benefits of recreation and outdoor participation created by the California Outdoor Recreation Planning Program Year Published: 2005 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-The-Health-Benefits-of-Recreation.pdf  

142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12016

The Reverse Boot Camp White Paper Empowering Veterans for Life after the Military

A Reverse Boot Camp is essential for the military transition to civilian life. This white paper describes how a structured process (“Reverse Boot Camp”) would enhance the wellness of our nation’s Veterans and reduce the suicide rate in the Veteran population. Further, it outlines the rationale for this effort and makes a compelling case for why it must begin now. Lastly, this paper describes how this effort is both a symbolic and substantive change to the current military approach utilized to transition military personnel from service.

12016

WOUNDED VETERANS: REINTEGRATION THROUGH ADVENTURE-BASED EXPERIENCE; A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

This narrative inquiry explored the community reintegration experiences of ill, injured, and disabled U.S. servicemen and women that served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. More specifically, the service member’s experiences and perspectives around engagement in adventure-based activities, the supportive communities that manifest around those activities, and the role or value of that experience in the reintegration process.

12016

Importance Performance Analysis of Therapeutic and Community Based Recreation Programs for Military Service Members and Their Supporters

Description: For this study the researchers aimed to answer the following questions: 1. What are the characteristic factors of a therapeutic or community based recreation program that are important to Our Military Family (service members and their supporters) in regards to staff, facility, logistics, safety, program content and overall satisfaction?2. How did R4 Alliance member organizations perform in regards to importance factors?

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12014

Report on VA Facility Specific Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans Diagnosed with Potential or Provisional PTSD

Description: This quarterly report on Veterans who have used VA health care and who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF),or Operation New Dawn (OND), shows the number and distribution of these Veterans diagnosed with a potential or provisional diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [...]

12013

Combined PTSD and Depression Rates

Description: The proposed study evaluated, whether post-deployment social support moderated the influence of PTSD, depression symptoms on, suicidal ideation among Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan using state of the art clinical, diagnostic interviews and self-report measures. Year Published: [...]

12012

Supporting Veterans and Military Personnel in the Next Four Years

Description: Center for a New American Security article on research dialog, analysis and outreach the program explores the effects of military service on current and past service members and their families, and the ways our nation can best serve those who served.

12011

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the US Military

Description: In cooperation with the Department of Defense, RAND conducted a meta-analysis (focused literature review) to identify factors that were supported by the literature (e.g., evidence-informed) for promoting psychological resilience in among active duty and veterans of post-911 combat.

12011

Deployment Related TBI, Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms, PTSD, and Depression in OEF/OIF Veterans

Description:The goal of this article is to examine the relations among Traumatic Brain Injury, persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression among returning OEF/OIF veterans. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Deployment-Related-TBI-Persistent-Post-concussive-Symptoms-PTSD-and-Depression-in-OEF-and-OIF-Veterans.pdf

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12013

EcoWellness: Construction & Validation of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory

Description:A dissertation discussing the benefits of nature  and the testing of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory as an Assessment tool. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-EcoWellness-Construction-and-Validation-of-the-Reese-EcoWellness-Inventory-.pdf  

12012

EcoWellness: The Missing Factor in Holistic Wellness Models

Description: Substantiation of the argument that nature plays a vital role in overall wellness, but is not included in standard wellness models. Year published: 2012 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-EcoWellness-The-Missing-Factor-in-Holistic-Wellness-Models-.pdf

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12009

Brief Summary of Mindfulness Research

Description: This article takes a board overview of various mindfulness practices and their applications to various populations. Year Published: After 2009 (not listed) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Brief-Summary-of-Mindfulness-Research.pdf

12007

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Description: This article examines the use other Veterans Health Administrations universal screening program for military sexual violence. It also examines the comorbid occurrence of other physical and mental health issues following sexual assault.  Year Published: [...]

12005

The Health Benefits of Recreation

Description: An Overview of the physical, mental and social benefits of recreation and outdoor participation created by the California Outdoor Recreation Planning Program Year Published: 2005 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-The-Health-Benefits-of-Recreation.pdf  

12016

Nature Based Recreational Therapy for Military Service Members

Description: An overview of typical treatment options for injured service members,  the foundations surrounding nature-based programming, reviews existing literature on the use of nature with veterans, and offers a  model for nature-based RT interventions. Year [...]

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12014

Report on VA Facility Specific Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans Diagnosed with Potential or Provisional PTSD

Description: This quarterly report on Veterans who have used VA health care and who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF),or Operation New Dawn (OND), shows the number and distribution of these Veterans diagnosed with a potential or provisional diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [...]

12013

Combined PTSD and Depression Rates

Description: The proposed study evaluated, whether post-deployment social support moderated the influence of PTSD, depression symptoms on, suicidal ideation among Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan using state of the art clinical, diagnostic interviews and self-report measures. Year Published: [...]

12012

Supporting Veterans and Military Personnel in the Next Four Years

Description: Center for a New American Security article on research dialog, analysis and outreach the program explores the effects of military service on current and past service members and their families, and the ways our nation can best serve those who served.

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

12011

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the US Military

Description: In cooperation with the Department of Defense, RAND conducted a meta-analysis (focused literature review) to identify factors that were supported by the literature (e.g., evidence-informed) for promoting psychological resilience in among active duty and veterans of post-911 combat.

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12011

Deployment Related TBI, Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms, PTSD, and Depression in OEF/OIF Veterans

Description:The goal of this article is to examine the relations among Traumatic Brain Injury, persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression among returning OEF/OIF veterans. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Deployment-Related-TBI-Persistent-Post-concussive-Symptoms-PTSD-and-Depression-in-OEF-and-OIF-Veterans.pdf

12007

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault In the Military

Description: A dissertation addressing the contextual issues surrounding sexual abuse in the military and our culture at large including: how reported abuse is stigmatized, and the gaps in victim support.

12007

Military Sexual Trauma: Violence and Sexual Abuse

Description: A Department of Veterans Affairs Description of the frequency and long term effects of military sexual trauma (MST) on US Service Members. Year Published: (2007) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Military-Sexual-Trauma-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse.pdf

11996

The Post Traumatic Growth Inventory

Description: This article reviews the theory of Post Traumatic Growth, and introduces an assessment tool for its measurement. Year Published: 1996 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Post-Traumatic-Growth-Inventory.pdf

12016

Importance Performance Analysis of Therapeutic and Community Based Recreation Programs for Military Service Members and Their Supporters

Description: R4 Alliance conducted it's first large scale effort to create a shared evaluation tool, and collect data from clients of member organizations. An Executive Summary of those results is written here. This research examines the importance of program factors in regards to facility/location, staff/volunteers, and program as a whole, while simultaneously obtaining performance feedback.

12016

Importance Performance Analysis of Therapeutic and Community Based Recreation Programs for Military Service Members and Their Supporters

Description: For this study the researchers aimed to answer the following questions: 1. What are the characteristic factors of a therapeutic or community based recreation program that are important to Our Military Family (service members and their supporters) in regards to staff, facility, logistics, safety, program content and overall satisfaction?2. How did R4 Alliance member organizations perform in regards to importance factors?

12016

Nature Based Recreational Therapy for Military Service Members

Description: An overview of typical treatment options for injured service members,  the foundations surrounding nature-based programming, reviews existing literature on the use of nature with veterans, and offers a  model for nature-based RT interventions. Year [...]

12016

The Reverse Boot Camp White Paper Empowering Veterans for Life after the Military

A Reverse Boot Camp is essential for the military transition to civilian life. This white paper describes how a structured process (“Reverse Boot Camp”) would enhance the wellness of our nation’s Veterans and reduce the suicide rate in the Veteran population. Further, it outlines the rationale for this effort and makes a compelling case for why it must begin now. Lastly, this paper describes how this effort is both a symbolic and substantive change to the current military approach utilized to transition military personnel from service.

12016

WOUNDED VETERANS: REINTEGRATION THROUGH ADVENTURE-BASED EXPERIENCE; A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

This narrative inquiry explored the community reintegration experiences of ill, injured, and disabled U.S. servicemen and women that served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. More specifically, the service member’s experiences and perspectives around engagement in adventure-based activities, the supportive communities that manifest around those activities, and the role or value of that experience in the reintegration process.

12015

Investigation of the Impact of Sports, Exercise, and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in a Population of Veterans with Disabilities

Description:The aim of this study was to investigate possible effects that participation in sports, exercise, and recreation may have on self-esteem and quality-of-life in service members/veterans with disabilities. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Investigation-of-the-Impact-of-Sports-Exercise-and-Recreation-Participation-on-Psychosocial-Outcomes-in-a-Population-of-Veterans-with-Disabilities.pdf

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12013

Combined PTSD and Depression Rates

Description: The proposed study evaluated, whether post-deployment social support moderated the influence of PTSD, depression symptoms on, suicidal ideation among Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan using state of the art clinical, diagnostic interviews and self-report measures. Year Published: [...]

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12011

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the US Military

Description: In cooperation with the Department of Defense, RAND conducted a meta-analysis (focused literature review) to identify factors that were supported by the literature (e.g., evidence-informed) for promoting psychological resilience in among active duty and veterans of post-911 combat.

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12007

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Description: This article examines the use other Veterans Health Administrations universal screening program for military sexual violence. It also examines the comorbid occurrence of other physical and mental health issues following sexual assault.  Year Published: [...]

12007

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault In the Military

Description: A dissertation addressing the contextual issues surrounding sexual abuse in the military and our culture at large including: how reported abuse is stigmatized, and the gaps in victim support.

12007

Military Sexual Trauma: Violence and Sexual Abuse

Description: A Department of Veterans Affairs Description of the frequency and long term effects of military sexual trauma (MST) on US Service Members. Year Published: (2007) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Military-Sexual-Trauma-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse.pdf

142016

The Deployment Life Study – RAND

Description: Broadly, the Deployment Life Study is designed to address several policy questions. First, how are deployments associated with family well-being and overall functioning? Second, what family- and individual-level factors can account for both positive and negative adaptation to deployment (i.e., what constitutes family readiness)? And third, what policies and programs can DoD develop to help families navigate the stress associated with deployment?

12016

WOUNDED VETERANS: REINTEGRATION THROUGH ADVENTURE-BASED EXPERIENCE; A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

This narrative inquiry explored the community reintegration experiences of ill, injured, and disabled U.S. servicemen and women that served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. More specifically, the service member’s experiences and perspectives around engagement in adventure-based activities, the supportive communities that manifest around those activities, and the role or value of that experience in the reintegration process.

12015

Investigation of the Impact of Sports, Exercise, and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in a Population of Veterans with Disabilities

Description:The aim of this study was to investigate possible effects that participation in sports, exercise, and recreation may have on self-esteem and quality-of-life in service members/veterans with disabilities. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Investigation-of-the-Impact-of-Sports-Exercise-and-Recreation-Participation-on-Psychosocial-Outcomes-in-a-Population-of-Veterans-with-Disabilities.pdf

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12014

Returning Home From Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Description: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee conducted this congressionally mandated assessment in two phases. The result of the second phase,“Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families,” presents the IOM committee’s comprehen­sive assessment of the physical, psychological, social, and economic effects of deployment on service members, their families, and communities.

12014

Report on VA Facility Specific Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans Diagnosed with Potential or Provisional PTSD

Description: This quarterly report on Veterans who have used VA health care and who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF),or Operation New Dawn (OND), shows the number and distribution of these Veterans diagnosed with a potential or provisional diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [...]

12013

EcoWellness: Construction & Validation of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory

Description:A dissertation discussing the benefits of nature  and the testing of the Reese EcoWellness Inventory as an Assessment tool. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-EcoWellness-Construction-and-Validation-of-the-Reese-EcoWellness-Inventory-.pdf  

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12011

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the US Military

Description: In cooperation with the Department of Defense, RAND conducted a meta-analysis (focused literature review) to identify factors that were supported by the literature (e.g., evidence-informed) for promoting psychological resilience in among active duty and veterans of post-911 combat.

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12009

Brief Summary of Mindfulness Research

Description: This article takes a board overview of various mindfulness practices and their applications to various populations. Year Published: After 2009 (not listed) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Brief-Summary-of-Mindfulness-Research.pdf

12007

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Description: This article examines the use other Veterans Health Administrations universal screening program for military sexual violence. It also examines the comorbid occurrence of other physical and mental health issues following sexual assault.  Year Published: [...]

12007

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault In the Military

Description: A dissertation addressing the contextual issues surrounding sexual abuse in the military and our culture at large including: how reported abuse is stigmatized, and the gaps in victim support.

12005

The Health Benefits of Recreation

Description: An Overview of the physical, mental and social benefits of recreation and outdoor participation created by the California Outdoor Recreation Planning Program Year Published: 2005 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-The-Health-Benefits-of-Recreation.pdf  

12016

Nature Based Recreational Therapy for Military Service Members

Description: An overview of typical treatment options for injured service members,  the foundations surrounding nature-based programming, reviews existing literature on the use of nature with veterans, and offers a  model for nature-based RT interventions. Year [...]

12016

WOUNDED VETERANS: REINTEGRATION THROUGH ADVENTURE-BASED EXPERIENCE; A NARRATIVE INQUIRY

This narrative inquiry explored the community reintegration experiences of ill, injured, and disabled U.S. servicemen and women that served in the global war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. More specifically, the service member’s experiences and perspectives around engagement in adventure-based activities, the supportive communities that manifest around those activities, and the role or value of that experience in the reintegration process.

12015

Investigation of the Impact of Sports, Exercise, and Recreation Participation on Psychosocial Outcomes in a Population of Veterans with Disabilities

Description:The aim of this study was to investigate possible effects that participation in sports, exercise, and recreation may have on self-esteem and quality-of-life in service members/veterans with disabilities. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Investigation-of-the-Impact-of-Sports-Exercise-and-Recreation-Participation-on-Psychosocial-Outcomes-in-a-Population-of-Veterans-with-Disabilities.pdf

12014

Evaluating Recreation Services for Members of Our Military Family

Description: This article provides an overview of R4's philosophy for the need for collaborative research efforts to determine the efficacy of recreation and wellness services for Our Military Family. It also outlines the methods for R4's first research efforts with Clemson University.

12011

Effect of Participating In Military Paralympic Sports Camp on Injured Veterans

Description:This is a qualitative analysis of the mental and social benefits of participation in Paralympic sport camps for veterans with physical disabilities. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Hawkins-et-al-Effects-of-participation-in-military-sport-camp-on-injured-vets.pdf

12011

Participation in Outdoor Recreation Program Predicts Improved Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Description:The article evaluates the effectiveness of a 2 day 3 night fly fishing intervention in reducing psychological symptoms of 74 veterans with PTSD. Year Published: 2013 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Participation-in-Outdoor-Recreation-Program-Predicts-Improved-Psychosocial-Wellbeing-Among-Veterans-with-Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.pdf    

12005

The Health Benefits of Recreation

Description: An Overview of the physical, mental and social benefits of recreation and outdoor participation created by the California Outdoor Recreation Planning Program Year Published: 2005 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-The-Health-Benefits-of-Recreation.pdf  

12012

Supporting Veterans and Military Personnel in the Next Four Years

Description: Center for a New American Security article on research dialog, analysis and outreach the program explores the effects of military service on current and past service members and their families, and the ways our nation can best serve those who served.

12012

Canine Assisted Therapy in Military Medicine

Description: Edition of The United States Army Medical Department Journal - Explores the various psychological and social benefits of canine assisted therapy and service dog applications for veterans and active duty.

12011

Deployment Related TBI, Persistent Post-concussive Symptoms, PTSD, and Depression in OEF/OIF Veterans

Description:The goal of this article is to examine the relations among Traumatic Brain Injury, persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression among returning OEF/OIF veterans. Year Published: 2011 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Deployment-Related-TBI-Persistent-Post-concussive-Symptoms-PTSD-and-Depression-in-OEF-and-OIF-Veterans.pdf

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12014

Report on VA Facility Specific Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans Diagnosed with Potential or Provisional PTSD

Description: This quarterly report on Veterans who have used VA health care and who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF),or Operation New Dawn (OND), shows the number and distribution of these Veterans diagnosed with a potential or provisional diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [...]

12007

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Description: This article examines the use other Veterans Health Administrations universal screening program for military sexual violence. It also examines the comorbid occurrence of other physical and mental health issues following sexual assault.  Year Published: [...]

12007

Military Sexual Trauma: Violence and Sexual Abuse

Description: A Department of Veterans Affairs Description of the frequency and long term effects of military sexual trauma (MST) on US Service Members. Year Published: (2007) http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Military-Sexual-Trauma-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse.pdf

12015

Women Veterans- The Long Journey Home

Description: This article is a Disabled Veterans of America study on discrepancies in the availability of Women veterans specific services, and calls for a cultural change across VA and DoD services to recognize and accommodate women's needs.

12007

The Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Description: This article examines the use other Veterans Health Administrations universal screening program for military sexual violence. It also examines the comorbid occurrence of other physical and mental health issues following sexual assault.  Year Published: [...]

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