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?

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

Mantram Repetition An Evidence-Based Complementary Practice for Military Personnel and Veterans in the 21st Century

Description: This research article examines the benefits of the use of mantram repetition in coping with stress, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms of PTSD. Year Published: 2016 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Mantram-Repetition-An-Evidence-Based-Complementary-Practice-for-Military-Personnel-and-Veterans-in-the-21st-Century.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.

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.

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.

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

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