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V Clear

A verbal expression that conveys recognition and understanding of another person’s thoughts, feelings, and perspectives.

Citation: Koerner, K., & Linehan, M. M. (2004). Validation principles and strategies. In W. O. Donahue, J. E. Fisher, & S. C. Hayes (Eds.), Cognitive behavior therapy: Applying empirically supported techniques in your practice (pp. 456 – 462). Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

Validity refers to the extent to which a measure appropriately measures the construct of interest. For instance, a ruler is a valid measure of height, but is an invalid measure of weight.

Category: Data analyses

Variability refers to the extent to which scores are spread out in a data set.

Category: Data analyses

A variable is a property whose value can change. For example, height and weight, money spent, or life satisfaction are all variables. Variables are examined and measured in research during the testing of hypotheses.

Category: Methodology

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Variance refers to the average squared distance of scores from the mean. Like standard deviation, variance is a measure of variability that is important in statistics because it indicates how spread out scores are in a distribution.

Category: Data analyses

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"Counseling facilities open to all veterans who served in a combat theatre or anywhere during times of armed hostilities and to their family members; they offer individual and group counseling, family therapy related to military issues, sexual trauma counseling, employment and substance abuse assessment and referral, screening and referral for medical issues, and outreach and education.”

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

“A branch of the VA responsible for managing education benefits, disability compensation, pensions, burial allowances, vocational rehabilitation, home loans, life insurance, and survivors benefits for eligible veterans and their families.”

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

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“A recent addition the U.S. courts system, these courts are designed after drug treatment and mental health treatment courts, which offer alternatives to incarceration and include highly structured treatment plans to address the underlying problems to the veteranpopulation.”

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

Category: Military

“An integrated health-care system that provides medical care to eligible veterans and includes hospitals, community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, long-term care facilities, and readjustment counseling centers.”

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

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“The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development or deprivation.”

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020). The social-ecological model: A framework for prevention. Retrieved from URL https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/publichealthissue/social-ecologicalmodel.html

Category: Programs, therapies, and resources

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