A New Life…

“The British Army gives many a new life. Its not a job, but a lifestyle. Even if you come from nothing, and had the worst upbringing. It gives you a family, job security and some real life lessons.” Reference Spencer, N. (2019) This is for Anyone That’s Struggling with Life. Available from World Wide Web:… Read More

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Can You Adopt While in the Military?

In a word, yes. Introduction If a child cannot be brought up by their birth family, ‘civilian people’ looking to adopt can become their legal parents with the same rights and responsibilities – and this is no different for ‘military people’. SSAFA – an Armed Forces charity formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and… Read More

All Brothers…

“All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.” Francois Fenelon (1651 to 1715) François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon was a French archbishop, theologian, and man of letters whose liberal views on politics and education and whose involvement in a controversy over the nature of mystical prayer caused concerted opposition from church and… Read More

PTSD & Stress: The Life of Military Spouses of Veterans

Research Paper Title Experiences of Military Spouses of Veterans With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Background To explore the experiences of military spouses living with veterans with combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Methods Husserlian phenomenology was chosen as the theoretical framework because it allowed a deeper understanding of the unfolding of the spouses’ daily experience.… Read More

Trialing a Postdeployment Parenting Intervention for Service Members & Their Families With Very Young Children

Research Paper Title A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Postdeployment Parenting Intervention for Service Members and Their Families With Very Young Children. Background Parenting through the deployment cycle presents unique stressors for military families. To date, few evidence-based and military-specific parenting programmes are available to support parenting through cycles of deployment separation and reintegration, especially… Read More

(UK) Military Family Children & the Impact of PTSD

Research Paper Title Exploring the impact of parental post-traumatic stress disorder on military family children: A review of the literature. Background The number of UK service personnel who have a diagnosis of PTSD is unclear, but there has been a recent increase in referrals to services for PTSD symptomology. It is imperative to understand the… Read More

Discussing the FOCUS Programme

Research Paper Title The FOCUS Family Resilience Programme: An Innovative Family Intervention for Trauma and Loss. Abstract This article describes the core principles and components of the FOCUS Program, a brief intervention for families contending with single or multiple trauma or loss events. It has been administered nationally to thousands of military family members since… Read More