Strength at Home Couples Program to Prevent Military Partner Violence
Technical Report,30 Sep 2018,29 Sep 2019
Boston VA Research Institute Boston United States
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Intimate partner aggression IPA is a national public health problem. The Strength at Home Couples SAH-C program was developed to prevent IPA in at risk couples before it begins among military personnel and their partners. Results from multiple studies attest to the effectiveness of the intervention in VA settings and community contexts. Before widespread adoption of SAH-C on military installations can occur, it is important to examine its effectiveness in the military context and to identify any potential barriers to implementation. The goal of this study is to test the effectiveness of SAH-C for military couples on an installation and to examine potential barriers and facilitators for the successful implementation of the program within this setting. 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 simultaneously investigate the effectiveness of SAH-C in a military sample while identifying potential implementation barriers. Considering the scope of the IPA problem, and since there is currently no IPA prevention intervention used on military installations, the proposed research is timely and much needed. This study has the potential not only to alleviate and prevent the suffering of military families, but also to advance the clinical science in this field of study and better understand how we might prevent violence among our service members and their partners.
- Military Forces and Organizations