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?
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
Description:This article is a teaching tool with resources for identifying, adopting, and practicing mantram repetition as a therapeutic tool. Year Published: 2016 http://r4alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/C-Spiritually-Enhanced-Mindful-Strategies-for-Symptom-Management-Mantram-Repetition-Program-.pdf
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.
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.
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.
Characterisation of Interface Astroglial Scarring in the Human Brain After Blast Exposure: A Post-Mortem Case Series
Description: A post-mortem case study identifying scarring in the grey matter of several veterans diagnosed with PTSD who were exposed to IED blasts. This study suggests a physical cause for PTSD in modern era veterans.
National Veterans Heath and Wellness Center – Veteran Couples/family Integrative Intensive Retreat Model: An Intervention for Military Veterans and Their Relational Partner
Description:This article explores an evidence based couples/family retreat model designed to assist service members and their partners overcome trauma associated with deployment.
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