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Decompression is a process in which the psychological and behavioral impact of isolation is normalized for the recovered personnel.

Citation: Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (2019). Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Washington DC: The Joint Staff.

Category: Military

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“A program that verifies those who are eligible for military-based services and benefits; each eligible person is enrolled into this system so that he or she can be identified as a family member or legal dependent when interacting with the military community.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families - theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

“A federal act passed in 1996 that explicitly states that marriage at the federal level is only recognized if it occurs between one man and one woman and reaffirms that individual states are not compelled to recognize same-sex marriages that occurred in a different state.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families - theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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The deficit model (or the deficit perspective) involves the identification and emphasis on an individual's "problems." Within a therapeutic setting, the deficit approach to therapy would involve focusing on how to "fix" the problem the client faces.

Citation: Hammond, W. (2010). Principles of strength-based practice[PDF file]. Retreieved from https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi3s8K3nfPgAhWxm-AKHXfpDJAQFjAKegQIDRAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ayscbc.org%2FPrinciples%2520of%2520Strength-2.pdf&usg=AOvVaw20903sPDWQc86qqJI92SQJ.

Category: Theories

Occurs when an individual’s over-controlling thoughts no longer influence their behavior.

Citation: Hayes, S. C., Levin, M. E., Plumb-Vilardaga, J., Villatte, J. L., & Pistorello, J. (2013). Acceptance and commitment therapy and contextual behavioral science: Examining the progress of a distinctive model of behavioral and cognitive therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44(2), 180-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2009.08.002

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

“A buffer zone between North Korea and South Korea.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families - theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Category: Military

Demographic characteristics (also, demographics) are classifiable traits of a population. In research, demographic characteristics provide background on participants to determine whether or not the sample population is an accurate representation of the larger population.

Citation: Salkind, N. J. (2010). Encyclopedia of research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412961288

Category: Methodology

“The federal department tasked with national security and supervising the U.S. Armed Forces.”

Citation: Blaisure, K. R., Saathoff-Wells, T., Pereira, A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., & Dombro, A. L. (2015). Serving military families - theories, research, and application. Taylor & Francis Ltd.

A DoD civilian is "a Federal civilian employee of the Department of Defense directly hired and paid from appropriated or nonappropriated funds, under permanent or temporary appointment."

Citation: Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (2019). Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Washington DC: The Joint Staff.

Category: Military

The DoD components include "the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff the combatant commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Department of Defense agencies, Department of Defense field activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense."

Citation: Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (2019). Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. Washington DC: The Joint Staff.

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