This represents the increase in "the cumulative amount of time that a soldier has spent deployed," from December 2008 to December 2011, according to a new report by the RAND Corporation, Measuring Army Deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The report is rich with statistics.
Welcome to March and this week’s edition of CDP News. As always, we’ll be taking a brief look at the happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. First up, today is the final day to register in advance for our Southwest Regional Civilian Training to be held in Phoenix March 11-15. Our week-long training events are a great opportunity to learn about a wide variety of deployment related issues directly from CDP’s very own subject matter experts.
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:
• Physiological Employment Standards III: physiological challenges and consequences encountered during international military deployments.
• Risk for Addiction-Related Disorders Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Large Cohort of Active-Duty U.S. Airmen.
• Neural Network Modulation by Trauma as a Marker of Resilience: Differences Between Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Resilient Controls.
Want to hear some good news? On Feb. 6, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted an educational panel, the first of its kind, focusing on the mental health of deployed, gay and lesbian service members. Our own, Ken Furman, Ph.D. organized the panel as part of the Center for Deployment Psychology’s (CDP) eight-day course called "Topics in Deployment Psychology", a course designed to train military and civilian mental health providers to provide evidence based mental health care to military service members and their families.
The number of "potential" suicides among active duty soldiers in January 2013, according to data just released by the Army. The Department of Defense (DoD) news release said two of those suicides had been confirmed and the other 17 were still under investigation.