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By the Numbers - July 22, 2013

2 Million

The number of children under the age of 18 who have at least one "active duty parent," according to a new report from Child Trends, a nonprofit research institute focused on "the well-being of children and youth." Of these 2 million children, roughly 500,000 are under the age of five, according to the report, Home Front Alert: The Risks Facing Young Children in Military Families.

CDP News: July 19, 2013

It’s the end of another week, which means it’s time for CDP News! As always, we like to use this space to take a look a recent and upcoming events in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. First off this week, we’d like to thank all of the participants and presenters at this week’s University Counseling Center Core Competency session, which was held Tuesday in Irving, Texas. It was another great program and we couldn’t have done it without all your help.

Research Update: July 18, 2013

The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
• Delivery of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy via Video Telehealth.
• Predeployment Sleep Duration and Insomnia Symptoms as Risk Factors for New-Onset Mental Health Disorders Following Military Deployment.

• Two War-Torn Soldiers: Combat-Related Trauma through an Intersubjective Lens.

Staff Voices: Review and Commentary on “Return With Honor”

Every year for the past five years as our new class of Army Psychology Interns arrives for orientation at Brooke Army Medical Center, we have them watch the film “Return With Honor” by filmmakers Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders. This is not a new film, being made in 2001 by Public Broadcasting Services. Despite this, two successive active duty training directors have considered it important enough that our new intern officers should watch. I agree with them. 

By the Numbers - July 15, 2013

6 Million

Roughly, the number of veterans who obtain "medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care" annually from the Veterans Health Administration, out of 22 million who are eligible, according to a recent RAND Corporation Report -- Health Care Spending and Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The VHA comprises 152 hospitals, 800 community-based outpatient clinics, and 126 nursing homes, according to the report, which represents just a small fraction of the overall U.S. health care system, which includes some 5,000 hospitals. 

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