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9/11/2001 refers to the date of terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda on the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C. The attacks resulted the estimated number of 2,977 deaths, making them the most deadly terrorist attacks on American soil.

Category: Military

The ABCX Model of Family Stress is a framework of the family's experience of and reactions to a stressor event. In the model, A represents a stressor event that provokes change in the family system. B is the family's resources and personal strengths. C is the family's perception of the importance and impact of the event. Both B and C influence the family's response to the stressor event. X represents a crisis, in which family processes are immobilized as a result of the stressor event.

Category: Theories

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An abstract is the summary at the beginning of a research article that typically includes the purpose of the research, the methods used, and major findings.

Category: Methodology

Active duty status refers to "full-time duty in the active military service of the United States, including active duty or full-time training duty in the Reserve Component."

Active Guard and Reserve includes "National Guard and Reserve members who are on voluntary active duty providing full-time support to National Guard, Reserve, and Active Component organizations for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the Reserve Components."

APIM is a model of dyadic relationships within the context of interdependence, wherein one partner's emotion, cognition, and/or behavior impact the other's, that allows researchers to estimate individual and dyadic factors.

Category: Study methods and variables

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Adaptation refers to how the family reorganizes itself to handle stressors within the family or in the family's external environment.

Category: Theories

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Adaptive outcomes refer to the family system achieving balance that facilitates unity, growth, and development among family members.

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After deployment adaptive parenting toos (ADAPT) is a parent intervention program designed for military families. The program lasts 14 weeks with one session per week, during which parents practice and develop their parenting skills in an effort to create positive outcomes on their children's well-being.

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

Alternatives for families cognitive behavioral therapy (AF-CBT) is a treatment for families with school-aged children who experience certain forms of conflict (such as abuse and child behavior issues) with the goal of improving the relationship between children and caregivers. This therapy is both evidence-based and trauma-informed.

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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