Comparing Web, Group and Telehealth Formats of a Military Parenting Program
Technical Report,01 Jun 2015,31 May 2016
University of Minnesota Minneapolis United States
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By December of 2012 approximately 2.2 million US military personnel will have served one or more times in Iraq or Afghanistan in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom OEFOIF, and New Dawn Institute of MedicineIOM 2013. Stress associated with family separation, combat, and reintegration is extremely disruptive for parents and children. Returning service members and their families are particularly vulnerable during the reintegration period post-deployment. Risks include increases in stress, anxiety and depression, PTSD, and substance use and abuse. These outcomes lead to disruptions in interactions between parents, children, and spouses, increasing risk for childrens emotional, behavior problems, and substance use.