In this study, researchers introduced an educational website to assess and improve knowledge of PTSD, and also help to engage family members in positive actions to assist service members struggling with PTSD. Web-based content can serve as a valuable method of providing care and information to military service members without the risk of being stigmatized; therefore, policy makers should focus on creating and maintaining structural and financial support for programs that provide military service members, and their families, tools to manage post-deployment issues. Future studies should focus on providing an increased range of services for military families using the educational website, such as role playing with online avatars representing military service members with PTSD in a variety of situations.
Roy, M. J., Taylor, P., Runge, W., Grigsby, E., Woolley, M., & Torgeson, T. (2012). Web-based post-traumatic stress disorder education for military family members. Military Medicine, 177(3), 284–290. https://doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-11-00350
Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Military families, Veterans, Mental illness, Education, Web-based education, Research brief
Veterans; Mental illness; Families of military personnel; Distance education; Post-traumatic stress disorder
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Web-based Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Education for Military Family Members"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 352.
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