The Center’s Family Violence and Trauma Project (FVTP) published Family Violence Research, Assessment and Intervention: Looking Back, Looking Ahead. This book is a collection of interviews by renowned child and family researchers and practitioners that have appeared in Joining Forces Joining Families, a newsletter published by the CSTS. In its fifteenth year, FVTP provides support via briefings, papers, staff studies and its quarterly newsletter to inform Army leadership and the U.S. Army’s Family Advocacy Program of the scientific and medical aspects of child and spouse abuse.
The Workgroup’s primary objective, which was met, was to develop and disseminate a set of core Principles of Caring for Combat Injured Families and Children (see appendix). These principles would serve to guide simultaneous endeavors of scientific research and evaluation, and clinical interventions to mitigate family distress and dysfunction, and to improve communication around the injury within and between the healthcare, family and community settings. Other products were to include an edited transcript (attached), an Executive Summary, and a scholarly article initiating a scientific community dedicated to achieving the highest level of care for our nation’s combat injured families and children.
Comprehensive workplace preparedness for terrorism must address and integrate the psychological and behavioral aspects of terrorism preparedness and response in order to address issues of human continuity. Recognizing the beliefs and attitudes that influence behavior and drive behavioral change is essential if organizations are to effectively commit time to educate employees about preparedness and to practice preparedness behaviors. Understanding human continuity issues must also inform development of the interventions that can protect, sustain, and foster the recovery of individuals and facilitate resumption of work and performance. Human continuity factors in preparedness encompass a range of issues that can contribute to a corporation’s threat assessment, its employee preparedness, the health and performance of employees, and the role of leadership in fostering organizational resilience to the impact of disaster and terrorism.
These Forums are designed to highlight important national issues as they relate to the health and readiness of our military forces. To view topics and their executive summary and full report click HERE.
This is a distillation of key points developed during a Consensus Conference on the role of psychiatrists in disaster which was held at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) on September 18-19, 1995. The major goal
of the conference was to identify unique contributions which psychiatrists could bring to disaster communities and their victims. This publication represents a consolidation of perspectives from psychiatrists, other physicians, and non-medical experts in disasters on ways in which psychiatrists can aid communities to prepare for and recover from major catastrophes.