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A review of evidence-based strategies to help military families navigate deployment

APA Citation:

Frye-Cox, N., White, M. L., O’Neal, C. W., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2022). A review of evidence-based strategies to help military families navigate deployment. Auburn, AL: Military REACH

Abstract Created by REACH:

The Military REACH research team was asked to develop a contemporary review of research on how families are affected by the deployment cycle, with an emphasis on implications of the research to enhance family well-being. To accomplish this objective, this report defines and describes the stages of deployment and summarizes practical, evidence-based strategies, drawn from the research, that can assist military families, service providers, and military leaders enhance family well-being across the deployment cycle.

Focus:

Children
Youth
Parents
Couples
Deployment
Mental health

Branch of Service:

Multiple branches

Military Affiliation:

Active Duty
Guard
Reserve

Population:

Childhood (birth - 12 yrs)
Adolescence (13 - 17 yrs)
Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Young adulthood (18 - 29 yrs)
Thirties (30 - 39 yrs)
Middle age (40 - 64 yrs)

Methodology:

Review of Literature

Authors:

Frye-Cox, Nicky, White, Micaela L., O'Neal, Catherine Walker, Lucier-Greer, Mallory

Publisher/Sponsoring Organization:

Military REACH at Auburn University

Publication Type:

REACH Publication

Author Affiliation:

Military REACH at Auburn University, NFC
Military REACH at Auburn University, MW
Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, CWO
Human Development and Family Science, Auburn University, MLG

Keywords:

deployment readiness, deployment cycle, family well-being, military families, pre-deployment, deployment, post-deployment, reintegration, home-front, roles and responsibilities, coping, communication, stress, social support, support networks

Location:

Auburn University

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REACH Publication Type:

Research Report

Sponsors:

This product was developed as a result of a partnership funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) between the DoD’s Office of Military Community and Family Policy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) through a grant/cooperative agreement with Auburn University. USDA/NIFA Award No. 2021-48710-35671, PI, Mallory Lucier-Greer.

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