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A research method asking study participants to complete daily surveys each day for a specific time frame aimed to investigate the day-to-day issues pertaining to study participants.

Citation: Lee, J. D., O’Neill, A. S., Denning, E. C., Mohr, C. D., & Hammer, L. B. (2020). A dyadic examination of drinking behaviors within military-connected couples. Military Behavioral Health, 8(4), 396–409. https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2020.1825241

Category: Methodology

Data triangulation is the use of multiple methods or sources in an effort to gain a comprehensive understanding and test validity of a study.

Citation: Carter N, Bryant-Lukosius D, DiCenso A, Blythe J, Neville AJ. The use of triangulation in qualitative research. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2014 Sep;41(5):545-7. doi: 10.1188/14.ONF.545-547. PMID: 25158659.

Category: Methodology

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: Health (Mental and Physical)

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Deductive reasoning refers to using a general rule to arrive at a specific conclusion.

Citation: Deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning. (n.d.). Butte College. Retrieved from: http://www.butte.edu/departments/cas/tipsheets/thinking/reasoning.html

Category: Methodology

“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: Military

“It is comprised of civilian health care professionals employed by the U.S. Government. Their purpose is to promote, sustain and enhance the health of our armed forces, veterans, and their families. The DHA trains, develops and equips a medical force that supports full spectrum operations, so they are able to deliver leading edge health to military members and their families to optimize outcomes.”

Citation: Defense Health Agency. (n.d.). About Us. https://civilianmedicaljobs.com/about-us/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA9OiPBhCOARIsAI0y71DYNZXS_T7U_xUGxdBR2_Wne8yPXxHjMmnTRqx80hnT7sKaZE27CvMaAntHEALw_wcB

Category: Military

“Advances holistic, data-driven suicide prevention in our military community through policy, oversight, and engagement to positively impact individual beliefs and behaviors, as well as instill systemic culture change.”

Citation: Defense Suicide Prevention Office. (n.d.). About DSPO: Our Mission and Vision. https://www.dspo.mil/AboutDSPO/

Category: Military

“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: Family Processes

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