Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Civilian Community Support for Military-Connected Families - Thinking Outside of the Box

We know that military families are resilient. They are faced with many stressors that non-military families do not face (deployments, multiple Permanent Change of Stations (PCS), and repeated school transitions for children). Many military families navigate these stressors with minimal difficulty. While military families can navigate these challenges, there are things we as a civilian communities should do to support them. Thinking outside of the box can provide the opportunity to support military-connected families in our communities.

Research Update: 28 October 2021

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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: 
● A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Based Intervention for Chronic Pain for Military and Police.
● The barriers, benefits and training needs of clinicians delivering psychological therapy via video.
● Elucidating the Association Between Military Sexual Trauma Types and Different Types of Risky Behaviors.

Staff Perspective: Chronic Pain - What Do Race, Ethnicity, Gender or Age Have to do with the Care Received?

Dr. Jeff Mann

Over the last several decades we’ve learned a lot about the role of bias in the way that individuals are treated in the healthcare setting. Race and ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability status or special health care needs, geographic location (rural and urban) can all have a dramatic impact on the type and quality of health care we receive.

By the Numbers: 25 October 2021

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The percentage of "Veterans Health Administration (VHA) primary care patients" in states with "legalized medical cannabis" who "endorsed past-year cannabis use," according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors -- Prevalence of medical and nonmedical cannabis use among veterans in primary care.