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Assisting Bereaved U.S. Military Service Children and Spouses

April is the Month of the Military Child, which serves as an opportunity to honor the sacrifices military children make on behalf of our nation. Sadly, military duty-related deaths are included in those sacrifices. Of the 15,938 U.S. military service members who died in the decade following 9/11, 85% died suddenly and violently. Such losses place military children and widowed spouses at higher risk for poorer bereavement outcomes, especially given that surviving family members are often young and separated from extended family. Please click HERE to read full post

13th Annual Amygdala, Stress and PTSD Conference: The Sequela of Trauma

Trauma, and the sequela of trauma, affects millions of individuals around the world every year.  From natural disasters to mass shooting to combat, millions suffer from the after effects of these traumatic events.  Our annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference, now in its 13th year, brings together scientists and clinicians workings towards solving the biological basis of stress, fear, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

17 April 2018 at USU Sanford Auditorium

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Army STARRS: Vol 2, Iss 02 (UPDATED APRIL 11,2018)

This document is an ongoing continuous summary of Army STARRS and STARRS-LS publications. Army STARRS (2009-2015) was the largest and most comprehensive research project of mental health among U.S. Army Soldiers ever conducted. The project was designed to examine a broad range of risk and resilience (protective) factors across a complex set of outcomes including suicidal behaviors and associated mental health issues. Army STARRS scientists created a series of large and extensive databases with the potential to achieve groundbreaking results. These databases allow scientists to investigate a diverse combination of factors from demographic, psychological, biological, neurological, behavioral, and social domains with the goal of generating actionable findings for the Army. The project was designed using an adaptive approach which means it evolved as new information became available over the course of the project. The research team shared preliminary findings, as they became available, with senior Army leadership so the Army could apply them to its ongoing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts. The work is continuing under the STARRS Longitudinal Study (STARRS-LS) which runs from 2015 to 2020.

The Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child and CSTS has developed a new resource for providers to assist military children and families through the deployment cycle.

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In response to the tragic shootings at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has created resource page with information and educational fact sheets. These resources provide disaster mental health information to assist families, responders, community leaders, and healthcare providers in response and recovery efforts. The resource page can found HERE.