Description: Working within a framework of narratology (narrative theory), this study is a gathering and analysis of 67 letters of veterans as they concluded their participation in a therapeutic fly-fishing program.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: This article offers the use of outdoor pursuits as a complementary therapy to resolve prolonged symptoms of PTSD.
Description:This review examined the potential impact of sport and physical activity upon the subjective and psychological well-being of combat veterans in the aftermath of physical or psychological combat trauma.