The workplace integration of veterans: Applying diversity and fit perspectives

Method: Mixed Methods

Posttraumatic stress disorder and interpersonal process in homeless veterans participating in a peer mentoring intervention: Associations with program benefit

Homelessness among veterans has dropped dramatically since the expansion of services for homeless veterans in 2009, and now engaging homeless veterans in existing programs will be important to continuing to …

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“A Part of Our Family”? Effects of Psychiatric Service Dogs on Quality of Life and Relationship Functioning in Military-Connected Couples

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have corrosive impacts on family relationships and individual functioning. Emerging evidence has shown that psychiatric service dogs may be an effective complementary treatment for military …

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Web-Based Problem-solving Training With and Without Peer Support in Veterans With Unmet Mental Health Needs: Pilot Study of Feasibility, User Acceptability, and Participant Engagement

eHealth tools have the potential to meet the mental health needs of individuals who experience barriers to accessing in-person treatment. However, most users have less than optimal engagement with eHealth …

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Depth and breadth of Canadian military, Veteran and family research: The first decade of Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Forums

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) was established in 2010 by Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada in consultation with key personnel from …

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Lifting Our Sights Beyond 2030

This report explores the impact of future trends on the transition of Service personnel and families from military to civilian life.

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Examining Changes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Substance Use Among a Sample of Canadian Veterans Working with Service Dogs: An Exploratory Patient- Oriented Longitudinal Study

This study investigates the effects service dogs have on helping veterans with PTSD and Substance Use. A sample of 5 veterans took part in the study, noting both an increase …

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“It gave me an excuse to get out into society again”: Decreasing Veteran Isolation through a Community Agricultural Peer Support Model

This study seeks to understand the veteran health and reintegration outcomes of a community agricultural initiative (CAI) called Growing Veterans (GV). Data was collected from 67 veteran and non-veteran GV …

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The Health and Wellbeing of Armed Forces Veterans in Northern Ireland: A Feasibility Study on Accessing Data for Research Purposes on Veterans in Northern Ireland

This report details work that is part of the Northern Ireland Veterans Health and Wellbeing Study (NIVHWS). This feasibility study discusses accessing data on veterans for research purposes in Northern …

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The evolution of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the UK Armed Forces: Traumatic exposures in Iraq & Afghanistan and responses of distress (TRIAD study)

This report details a study to examine how symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder evolve over time, to identify vulnerability and protective factors that impact on symptoms and to explore post-service …

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Trauma and trauma care in Europe

This paper explores the recent history of care provision for survivors of trauma and highlights current challenges for those who care for trauma survivors.

Veterans Key Facts

This document provides key facts and figures about UK veterans, focusing on veterans’ employment, health, housing, the justice system and the Armed Forces Covenant.

The British military family: The experiences of British Army wives before, during, and after deployment, their satisfaction with military life, and their use of support networks

This chapter features in the book ‘Military Families and War in the 21st Century’, which focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on …

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Military Veteran Reintegration

This book offers a toolkit for researchers and practitioners on best practices for the reintegration of military veterans returning to civilian society.

Trauma in Mind: Addressing High Intensity needs of veterans and family members affected by mental health-related trauma

Alongside Transition, Intervention and Liaison Services (TILS) and Complex Treatment Services (CTS) NHS England and NHS Improvement are developing High Intensity Services (HIS), and we need to ensure that these vital services come together …

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Lifting Our Sights

This report gives a perspective on the potential impact of future trends on the transition of our Armed Forces community from military to civilian life.

Early Interventions for Trauma

This report of symposia proceedings details a two-day symposia organised by the Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section on early interventions for trauma.

Early Service Leavers

This chapter appears in the book Military Veteran Psychological Health and Social Care.

Understanding Service Leavers Aged 50+

This report explores the experiences of Service leavers, including their challenges and experiences in the  civilian jobs market, who are over 50 years old.

Call to Mind: United Kingdom

This report details the common themes and findings from the Reviews of Veterans’ and their Families’ Mental and Related Health Needs in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Female Service Leavers and Employment

This report examines the transition female Service Leavers make from the Armed Forces into civilian paid employment. A shorter brief on the research for employers is also available.

Annotated Bibliography of Veterans Affairs Canada Research Directorate Publications for 1992 – 2018: Research Evidence to Support the Well-Being of Veterans and their Families

This report lists all publications produced by the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Research Directorate from 1992 to 2018. Short descriptions for each publication give an insight into the work of …

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The effect of non-operational family separations on family functioning and well-being among Royal Navy/Royal Marines families

This sought to further understanding of how non-operational family separations influence family functioning and well-being among Royal Navy/Royal Marine families. Utilising pre-existing studies, online surveys, interviews and focus groups, the …

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Benefit Not Burden (UK)

This report details a piece of research that explores how to improve the delivery of organisational pledges made under the Armed Forces Covenant.

RAuxF Survey – RAF Reservists

This report explores the findings of a survey of RAF reservists in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. The survey sought to understand the experience of being a reservist.

Living in survey

This report focuses on single RAF personnel who are ‘living-in’. It is a summary of survey evidence into the experiences of these personnel, and outlines some important issues to tackle …

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Life in the RAF

This report was written by the RAF Families Federation for the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body. The report details the findings of a survey that aimed to provide a snapshot …

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A longitudinal examination of peritraumatic emotional responses and their association with posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder among veterans

Research has revealed a significant association between several peritraumatic emotional responses and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Preliminary research has also linked peritraumatic emotional responses with a diagnosis of major depressive …

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Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Associated Implications for Health and Functioning Among Male and Female Post-9/11 Veterans

There is increased emphasis on identifying patients who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in Department of Veterans Affairs and other health care settings. A better understanding of IPV’s implications for …

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Military veteran cancer survivors’ preferences for a program to address lifestyle change and psychosocial wellness following treatment

This study aimed to understand military veteran cancer survivors’ preferences regarding the delivery of post-treatment wellness services.  All service delivery programs had strengths, with clinic-based programs offering the greatest breadth …

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Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors: A Study of the Explanatory Roles of the Interpersonal Theory Variables Among Military Service Members and Veterans

Research has identified non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) as a robust correlate of suicidal thoughts and behaviors; however, little is known regarding why these constructs may be related. Consistent with the interpersonal …

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Influence of military sexual assault and other military stressors on substance use disorder and PTS symptomology in female military veterans

Servicewomen exposed to traumatic stressors over the course of their military service are at increased risk of developing symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) and posttraumatic stress (PTS). They are …

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“Give us respect, support and understanding”: Women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan recommend strategies for improving their mental health care

Although women veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced war-related mental health challenges, they underutilize Veterans Affairs (VA) health care relative to men.  The current qualitative study sought to increase …

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Therapeutic response to Cognitive Processing Therapy in White and Black female veterans with military sexual trauma-related PTSD

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based treatment (EBT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which has been validated for female veterans with military-related PTSD. Piecewise growth curves analyses revealed that …

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Longitudinal Changes in Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Veterans With Hazardous Alcohol Use: The Role of Avoidance Coping

Military personnel who have experienced combat trauma are at risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A greater recognition of the complex array of vulnerability factors that contribute to PTSD …

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Social Support, Help-Seeking, and Mental Health Outcomes Among Veterans in Non-VA Facilities: Results from the Veterans’ Health Study

This article examines social and psychological resources to better understand mental health outcomes among veterans and concludes that high levels of help-seeking support since deployment among veterans was associated with …

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Finding Your Home on Civvy Street

This report, on research carried out by Housing Options Scotland, explores the housing advice, information and support pathways that exist for the Armed Forces Community in Scotland.

576. Accelerated Neurodegeneration: Effects of Cumulative Trauma Exposure and Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Relatively Young Combat Veterans

This article examines how combat veterans with PTSD (CV+PTSD) compared to healthy combat veterans (HCV) had significantly reduced gray matter volume (GMV) of olfactory cortex that was inversely related to burning …

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