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.
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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.
Happy Friday everyone! Let's celebrate it with another edition of CDP News and take a look at the latest happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology. It was a bit of a short week, but that didn't slow us down much. First up, we just opened up registration for our first week-long training of the year. "Addressing the Psychological Needs of Warriors and Their Families" will be held March 11-15 in Phoenix, AZ. Space in these training events is limited, so if you're interested, register today! It's the first one of the year, but we'll be adding additional locations as our training schedule finalizes, so keep checking back.
Welcome to this week's CDP News update. We recently received a nice bit of attention for a new panel we implemented in the last iteration of our "Topics in Deployment Psychology" course. There's a great article here talking about the panel which focused on "the mental well-being of deployed gay and lesbian service members". The four-member panel talked about a variety of LBGT issues related to the military. It's a very important topic and we were pleased to be able to incorporate a discussion on it into our training. It was quite well received and we look forward to hosting it again in future iterations.
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:
• Child and Adolescent Exposure to Trauma: Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions
Addressing Trauma Other Than Maltreatment or Family Violence (AHRQ)
• Sleep Trends of Active‐Duty Service Members Referred for Psychiatric Care: A Descriptive Study.
• Sleep and Resilience: A Longitudinal 37‐Year Follow‐up Study of Vietnam Repatriated Prisoners