Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Military-Civilian Community Integration - The Impact on Military Families

With a continuing focus on military families during Military Family Appreciation Month, today I want to talk about military families’ connections to the civilian communities that they live in. As a military spouse, one of the most challenging aspects of military life for me has always been the frequent moves.

By the Numbers: 19 November 2018

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1.2 million
The number of school-aged children of Active Duty members, according to a recent report from the Lexington Institute and the Collaborative for Student Success -- Getting School Districts Ready for the Military Student Identifier. Of this 1.2 million, three quarters are under the age of 12, three quarters attend traditional public schools or public charter schools, and 10% attend nonpublic schools.

CDP News: 16 November 2018

Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. This was a very busy week, due to the Veterans Day holiday, as well as the first dose of winter weather here at CDP headquarters!

Research Update: 15 November 2018

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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:
● CLINICIAN'S TRAUMA UPDATE Online (October 2018)
● Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
● Methodology for Evaluating Models of Telemental Health Delivery Against Population and Healthcare System Needs: Application to Telemental Healthcare for Rural Native Veterans.

Staff Perspective: Veterans Day - More than Just a Day Off Work or a Free Meal for Military Families

Erin Frick ,Psy.D.

My husband retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2003 after serving both stateside and overseas for over 20 years. I doubt if he fully understands how much I respect him for his service to our country. We have a 1-year-old daughter and I am excited to see how he will share his military experiences with her. To her, “DaDa” is already her favorite person in the world (which is very hard for a mom to admit), so I imagine she will think even more of him as she learns about his military service. I am so proud to be the wife of a Veteran that I wanted to better understand the origins of Veterans Day and to briefly examine what it might mean to military families