HomeFront Strong: Building Resiliency in Military Families
Technical Report,01 Sep 2016,31 Aug 2017
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR ANN ARBOR United States
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The current project aims to improve the psychological health and well-being of military and veteran families residing in civilian communities by implementing and evaluating HomeFront Strong HFS, a promising evidence-based intervention for military and veteran spousespartners, and their children. This project is guided by three Aims 1.Develop and field test an HFS mobile website 2. Train community providers to disseminate HFS at their community sites and 3. Evaluate the mental health outcomes of Group vs. Web-based HFS in a sample of 360 military and veteran spousespartners. In Year 3, the current funding period, the HFS mobile website Aim 1 is fully operational with extant procedures in place for collecting usage paradata. Under Aim 2, 22 community providers from five community sites have been trained in the HFS intervention. Four HFS groups have been delivered with community providers, with an ongoing evaluation of the implementation of HFS, including fidelity to the model. Pursuant to Aim3, participant recruitment continues to be a primary focus, with HFS staff attending nearly 60 outreach events, reaching over 5000 people. 88 participants have completed assessment procedures for enrollment into HFS 53 HFS group 35 web-based HFS. Of those who completed the HFS program cycle, 85 have completed the post-HFS evaluation 81 HFS group 89 web-based HFS, with promising preliminary results emerging.
- Military Forces and Organizations