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RAF Dispersed Families: summary briefing paper

The research involved interviews and online surveys for those RAF personnel and their spouses/partners who were living more than 10 miles from their parent unit. Welfare staff on RAF stations were also invited to complete an online survey in order…

The RAF Family – experiences from around the world. Survey Highlights Report.

Our online survey identified that RAF Personnel and their families are posted across a wide range of locations worldwide, in a variety of work and cultural contexts. The survey examined motivations for volunteering for overseas Service, experiences of preparing and…

Loneliness among veterans in the Netherlands

We invited 6000 veterans who have left the Armed Forces to fill out a questionnaire. Hierarchical regression analysis was used to assess the association between loneliness and deployment-related factors in addition to demographic information, social support and needs of care.…

A randomized controlled trial evaluating integrated versus phased application of evidence-based psychotherapies for military veterans with comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders

Objective Recent clinical practice guidelines recommend the delivery of evidence-based psychotherapies for both substance use disorder (SUD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the same treatment episode for patients with SUD/PTSD comorbidity. This randomized clinical trial evaluated the comparative effectiveness…

It all adds up: Addressing the roles of cumulative traumatic experiences on military veterans

Background Posttraumatic stress symptoms are common after discharge from military service in male and female Post-9/11 veterans, many of whom experienced combat. Objective This is a study of the impacts of childhood and adult assaults are studied both separately and…

Development of a model of well-being for children from military families in NATO countries

This article describes the development of a model of well-being for children from military families in NATO countries. Methods: The development comprised seven phases: (1) a review of the participating NATO countries’ literature (current theory and research); (2) an outline…

A systemic perspective on children’s well-being in military families in different countries

Introduction: Children are influenced by different environments – home, friends, school, community, society, and the existence and availability of various services – and child well-being is the outcome of the interrelationships between the child and these environments. The military is…

Programs for children in military families

Introduction: This article reviews representative programs for families and children from each NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) country with a representative participating in the NATO HFM RTG-258 task group on the impact of military life on children in military…

Plain Language Summary. Improving health and adjustment after military service: Findings from the Australian Military Transition Study

In this research, we wanted to explore whether participation in different types of activities influenced health and adjustment for service members who were transitioning from military service. Around 6000 service members transition from the Australian Defence Force each year. Transitioning…

Patterns and correlates of racial/ethnic disparities in posttraumatic stress disorder screening among recently separated veterans.

Background Despite the high prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military veterans, there is a lack of knowledge about racial/ethnic differences. The current study describes patterns and correlates of PTSD screening across race/ethnicity and gender in a sample of…