The purpose of this study was to explore the benefits of the Families Over Coming Under Stress (FOCUS) project for families experiencing deployment. These benefits included education and skills training, with an emphasis on minimizing psychological and emotional distress for the service-people, their spouses, and their children. While this study analyzed families who were a part of the FOCUS group, future research would best serve to include an additional control group, which would allow for comparison between families in FOCUS and families not currently enrolled.
Lester, P., Saltzman, W. R., Woodward, K., Glover, D., Leskin, G. A., Bursch, B., Pynoos, R., & Beardslee, W. (2012). Evaluation of a family-centered prevention intervention for military children and families facing wartime deployments. American Journal of Public Health, 102(Suppl 1), S48–S54. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2010.300088
Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Military families, Resiliency, Deployment, Psychological stress
Resilience (Personality trait); Families of military personnel; Stress (Psychology); Deployment (Strategy)
Government and Community Services; Military Families
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Evaluation of a Family-Centered Prevention Intervention for Military Children and Families Facing Wartime Deployment"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 381.
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