Comparing Web, Group and Telehealth Formats of a Military Parenting Program
Technical Report,01 Jun 2016,31 May 2017
Regents of the 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. The overarching goal of our study is to address existing gaps and identified National Guard Reserve NGR needs that will inform the portability and access of NGR families to evidence-based programs by conducting a three-group, two-site randomized trial to test the comparative effectiveness of three ADAPT delivery approaches for 360 reintegrating NGR families randomly assigned to i ADAPT group- based ii ADAPT individualized web-facilitated or iii ADAPT self-directed online. Families will complete pre-intervention baseline BL assessment pre-test and three post-test assessments at 6, 12- and 24 months. We hypothesize that NGR families in both the ADAPT group-based condition and the ADAPT individualized web-facilitated condition will show greater pre-post improvements in observed parenting, and parent, child, and couple functioning relative to the self-directed online condition and the ADAPT group-based condition will be equally effective as the individualized ADAPT web-facilitated condition.
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