FOCUS-CI—Families OverComing Under Stress: Combat Injury—is a study to evaluate the effects of combat injuries on all members of a family: the Injured Service Member/Veteran, Partner, and Children. It is designed to shed light on the recovery of injured individuals and how they and their families may best be helped over time. We also hope to learn if a new program we created will strengthen families and help them learn new skills to deal with the challenges they are facing. Injured service members may face years of treatment or disability, impacting the lives of all family members. This study is an opportunity to confidentially share whatever successes and challenges service members and families have experienced while adjusting to a combat injury.
Conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, FOCUS-CI is being implemented at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD, and surrounding metro areas; at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) in San Antonio, TX, and surrounding metro areas; and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), and surrounding metro areas.
We are currently recruiting for this study. If you are a potential participant or a provider interested in learning more please visit our web site at www.cifamilies.org. You may also visit us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @FOCUS-CI.
For immediate questions/information please call Project Director, Allison Holmes, Ph.D. at 301-295-0146