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Strength at Home Couples Program to Prevent Military Partner Violence

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016

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Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. Boston United States

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The Strength at Home Couples SAH-C program was developed to preventintimate partner aggression IPA in at risk couples among service members and their partners.Results from multiple studies attest to the efficacy of the intervention in VA and communitycontexts. Before widespread adoption of SAH-C on military installations occurs, it is importantto examine its effectiveness in the military context and to identify any potential barriers toimplementation. A Hybrid Type-I Implementation-effectiveness research design will allow the research team, comprising investigators with expertise in treatment development, efficacy and effectiveness research, and implementation science, to investigate the effectiveness of SAH-C in a military sample while identifying potential implementation barriers. The proposed study site is Madigan Army Medical Center. The proposal is relevant to the topic area calling for submissions to provide Service Members andor Families with skills to handle situations that may invoke grief, guilt or anger and prevent the development of a negative trajectory. The stated goal of SAH-C is to prevent negative relationship trajectories from occurring in military families and to develop skills to build resilience with respect to the impacts of trauma on relationships.

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