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

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.

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.

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.

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