In 2015, maternity leave policies for active-duty Servicewomen shifted from 6 weeks to 12 weeks of leave. Using data from 2011 to 2019, this study examined whether time allotted for maternity leave was linked to pregnant women leaving military service at 1 year postpartum.
T/F: Researchers found that there was a significant decrease in Servicewomen leaving the military after maternity leave was extended to 12 weeks.
A review of evidence-based strategies to help military families navigate relocation (Military REACH, 2023)
The Military REACH team reviewed research related to how families are affected by relocation in the context of permanent change of station (PCS) moves, with an emphasis on research that speaks to building resilience and enhancing family well-being throughout the process. This report summarizes practical, evidence-based strategies across the five domains of Military Family Readiness.
By: Emily Hanson , Graduate Research Assistant, Military REACH
The Military REACH team continues their Theory Series this month by diving into the social organization theory of action and change (Mancini & Bowen, 2013). We will provide an overview of the model and provide context for how military families and communities can benefit from its implementation.
Congratulations to Sheila Sjolseth for receiving the Sallie Mae Fund Bridging the Dream Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to 10 graduate students across the nation who display incredible leadership abilities and have a clear plan for how they will advance social justice within their field.
Sheila is working towards her PhD in HDFS, and she is a Graduate Research Assistant on the Military REACH team where she authors TRIP reports and Research Reports.
Dr. Erin Cooper is the newest member of the Military REACH team. Her work combines trauma-informed and prevention science approaches to understand the impact of adversity and trauma on individuals and couples as well as related resiliency factors that can be leveraged to mitigate risk and promote post-traumatic growth.
Dr. Cooper serves as our Postdoctoral Fellow and assists with ensuring our research products are accurate and concise.