Accession Number : ADA551937


Title :   Reintegration: The Role of Spouse Telephone Battlemind


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Sep 2008-14 Sep 2009


Corporate Author : RESEARCH INC MEMPHIS TN


Personal Author(s) : Nichols, Linda ; Martindale-Adams, Jennifer


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA551937


Report Date : Oct 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The goal of this study is to help spouses serve as a support system and ease the transition for military service members returning from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF). The program will provide telephone support group sessions to spouses designed to educate, build coping skills, improve access to services for veteran and family, and serve as a source of shared support. The study will enroll 60 OEF/OIF spouses. Over the period of one year, each group of 5 to 6 participants and a trained Group Leader will have 12 hour-long structured telephone sessions, focusing on education, coping skills, and support. The content includes ways the returning service member, spouse and family may have changed during deployment; an emphasis on compromise and negotiation in personal relationships; strategies to reduce or eliminate reunion and reintegration difficulties; strategies to support the returning soldier; and cues to alert spouses when to seek mental health services for their soldier, children, or themselves. Recruitment began June 1, 2009. Eleven participants have been enrolled. Two support groups are meeting monthly.


Descriptors :   *AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , *IRAQI WAR , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *MENTAL HEALTH , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *TELEPHONE SYSTEMS , DEPLOYMENT , EDUCATION , LEADERSHIP , NEGOTIATIONS , STRATEGY , TRAINING , VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL)


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE