Project Overview +

Military families have long been the pillars of strength, yet the tempo of deployment over the past 10 years has taken a toll. Nearly 40% of military spouses experience psychological symptoms related to deployment, yet few evidence-based programs are available to support spouses. This gap between high need and limited services is heightened in states that are primarily Reserve Component and lack a local military installation. 

The project aims to improve the psychological health of military families residing in civilian communities by developing supplemental mobile-accessible materials for HomeFront Strong (HFS), a promising evidence-based psychological health intervention for military spouses and children.

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Aims +

Develop and field test a mobile web application to supplement existing HomeFront Strong (HFS) curriculum.

Participants +

Military spouses/partners living in civilian communities and participating in the HFS program. 

Intervention +

A mobile web application that includes an 8-week online integrated set of materials and interactive activities based on existing HFS curriculum and workbook activities. This will allow participants to view the site while standing in line at the grocery store, instead of sitting at a desk with a computer. Additionally, participants will receive daily email/SMS text message reminders to complete a gratitude exercise; and weekly email/SMS text message reminders about homework and group times.

HomeFront Strong: Building Resiliency in Military Families

Sponsor(s)

Department of Defense

Principal Investigator:

Michelle R. Kees, PhD

Co-Investigator(s):

Adrian Blow, PhD
Katherine L. Rosenblum, Ph.D.