Brief-Systemic Programs for Promoting Mental Health and Relationship Functioning in Military Couples and Families

J. Kale Monk, Lauren M. Ruhlmann, Briana S. Nelson Goff, Brian Gabriel Ogolsky

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Abstract

Military service members and veterans (SMVs) are considered at risk for developing a variety of relational and mental health concerns. Often, their families also face hardships due to stressors associated with deployment and reintegration, as well as the interpersonal effects of distress. However, there are few systems-oriented services available to military couples and families. Similarly, the services that are available often go underutilized. To address these gaps, we review existing brief-systemic programs, which show promise for attracting and helping military families in need. In addition to describing the theoretical underpinnings that support these models and the limited empirical evidence behind them, we also provide recommendations for military scholars and program developers to improve services for SMVs and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-586
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Family Theory and Review
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Military couples
  • military families
  • program development

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  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Brief-Systemic Programs for Promoting Mental Health and Relationship Functioning in Military Couples and Families. / Monk, J. Kale; Ruhlmann, Lauren M.; Nelson Goff, Briana S.; Ogolsky, Brian Gabriel.

In: Journal of Family Theory and Review, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.09.2018, p. 566-586.

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