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Research Update: 13 August 2020

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The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 
● “No one should see what they have to do”: Military children and media representations of war.
● Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) of mental health outcomes in Veterans and Service members: A scoping review.
● Mechanisms Through Which a Family Caregiver Coaching Intervention Might Reduce Anxiety Among Children in Military Households.

Staff Perspective: Moral Injury – What’s New and How Far Have We Come?

The concept of moral injury (MI) has become much more of a mainstream construct in mental health treatment over the last decade. In my research for this article, I reviewed my colleague’s observations and perspectives on the theoretical development, assessment and treatment. There has been rigorous examination, discussion and research on the construct of MI, its causes and remedies.

By the Numbers: 10 August 2020

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The unemployment rate among military spouses, according to a recent report from the Deloitte Center for Government Insights -- Military spouse unemployment: Exploring solutions to a local problem of national importance. The report indicates that the underemployment rate is anywhere from 31% to 51% "despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to address the issue and a complex network of nonprofit support."

Research Update: 6 August 2020

The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 

● The Things They Carry: Veterans and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
● How Do Gender and Military Sexual Trauma Impact PTSD Symptoms in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure?
● Mental health treatment utilization among U.S. military veterans with suicidal ideation: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study.
● Gender Differences in Prevalence and Outcomes of Exposure to Potentially Morally Injurious Events among Post-9/11 Veterans.

Staff Perspective: A Discussion of DBT-PE with Dr. Harned, Part Two

Dr. Kim Copeland continues her discussion with the developer of DBT-PE, Dr. Harned in the second part of this vlog. They talk about several topics including how to tell when patients are ready for DBT-PE, how DBT-PE differs from traditional PE, some of the research supporting DBT-PE, how to ensure engagement during treatment, and how to get trained in DBT-PE.

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