Earlier this year, Dr. Mallory Lucier-Greer, Dr. Catherine O’Neal, and Dr. Jay Mancini published an article highlighting the best practices in family life education with a focus on military families (see the Military REACH research summary “Toward a Framework for Military Family Life Education: Culture, Context, Content, and Practice” by Mancini et al., 2020).
Two key takeaways from the article include:
- There is a communication gap between researchers and helping professionals, and
- Research on military families is continually being developed, and this research points toward important implications for helping professionals.
As a follow-up to the recent article, Dr. Lucier-Greer and Dr. O’Neal wrote a piece for the National Council on Family Relations (see below) discussing the research-practice gap, resources available to bridge the gap, and they concluded the article by offering a list of key takeaways that provide helping professionals a foundation to better serve military families.
Equipping helping professionals with evidence-based solutions: Connecting family science and practice to serve military families