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 Published: 2016 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Nature-Based-Recreational-Therapy-for-Military-Service-Members.pdf

Team Red White and Blue – Enriching Veterans Lives Through an Evidence Based Approach

Description: This paper studies the practices of Team Red White and Blue, presents the underlying psychological, biological, and social theories that support Team RWB as an evidence-based, community health intervention, and provides the results of their program evaluation process.

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

Higher Ground – Outcomes of Participation in Outdoor Therapeutic Recreation for Injured Service Members

Description: This study examined the benefits of the Higher Ground - Therapeutic Recreation Model for veterans and their spouses. Superficially it measures severity of PTSD, rates of Post-Traumatic Growth, martial satisfaction, and coherence.

Identifying Contextual Influences of Community Reintegration Among Injured Service Members

Description:This paper studied the contextual factors (personal and environmental) that contribute to reintegration into civilian life. 51 injured, community-dwelling service members at different levels of reintegration are interviewed  compared the relative contribution of contextual factors between groups. Year Published: 2015 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Identifying-Contextual-Influences-of-Community-Reintegration-Among-Injured-Service-Members.pdf

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