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Military REACH Review | September 2023 Newsletter

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.

    Social organization theory of action and change

    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.

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