Child and Family Trauma Program: A Study of Combat Injured Families

This study examines the impact of severe combat injury on military families through interviews conducted at Operation Purple Healing Adventures (OPHA),  an annual summer camp program for combat injured service members and their families sponsored by The National Military Family Association (NMFA).  Forty families were assessed in summers 2009 and 2010.  Qualitative data is being collected from focus groups to assess the issues related to combat injury and family functioning. Among the issues to be studied is how combat injury effects family life.