Units within the branches of the U.S. military constitute overlapping communities with varying structural hierarchies. Policies and rules impacting members of the Armed Forces can differ from those in the United States more generally, making the military an excellent place to study community context.
Posted in: Education, Military | Tags: Featured Research, Practice, ResearchIn this participatory action research study, student veterans at a small midwestern community college collaborated to develop engaging programs and resources for veterans transitioning from soldier to student. Most notably, the veteran group worked with college administration as well as veteran organizations and community partners to develop a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on campus.Read More
Posted in: Military, Violence Prevention | Tags: ResearchPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyThe United States Department of Defense (DOD) began organizational-wide sexual assault training in 2005. Holland et al. (2014) studied whether the training received predicted accurate knowledge of sexual assault resources and protocols and lower incidence of sexual assault, whether training differed across branches and ranks, and whether service members’ judgments of training effectiveness differed.Read More