(334) 844-3299
Detailed Record
Share this Article

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.


Mental health

Branch of Service:

Multiple branches

Military Affiliation:

Active Duty


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)


Review of Literature


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


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


Auburn University

View Research Report:

REACH Publication Type:

Research Report


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.

REACH Newsletter:

  May 2022

This website uses cookies to improve the browsing experience of our users. Please review Auburn University’s Privacy Statement for more information. Accept & Close