Driven by a need and commitment to find solutions to optimize military performance and enhance and treat military health risks such as posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide, the work of the Center and its colleagues has implications for all individuals affected by traumatic events (war, disaster, terrorism) and the public health of our nation.
From research to intervention, the Center focuses on the impact of war and its effects (including deployments, injury, and loss) on parenting and family function. The Center serves as an integral consultant to diverse stakeholders in children’s health and welfare including national media outlets and professional organizations.
Center scientists serve on academic, scientific, community, workplace and government advisory boards to advance disaster and behavioral health knowledge and principles. This involvement helps community, workplace and government and public health leadership in disaster planning and response at the local, regional and national level.