Hot Off the Press (HOTP)

Hot Off the Press (HOTP) is a bi-weekly compilation of news stories, feature articles, or any other relevant items collected by MFRI staff that service members and their families, and those who work with them, may find helpful or interesting.

Volume 66

Research reports and projects

2014.11.09This study utilizes a social ecological perspective and a stress process lens to examine the relationship between multiple risk factors and relevant indicators of youth well-being, namely depressive symptoms and academic performance, as well as the mediating role of self-efficacy (N = 1,036). Adolescent Mental Health and Academic Functioning: Empirical Support for Contrasting Models of Risk
2014.11.11The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) was created to meet the needs of National Guard members and their families throughout the deployment cycle. This study examined the perceived utility of the YRRP's delivery of information and assistance during the postdeployment reintegration period by National Guard members and accompanying supporters who were mostly spouses. Assessment of a Postdeployment Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for National Guard
2014.11.12To better understand a key aspect of our nation's ability to provide veterans and their families with access to high-quality mental health care, RAND conducted a survey of civilian mental health providers to gather information about their competency with military and veteran culture and their training and experience treating posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. Ready to Serve: Community Provider Capacity to Deliver Mental Health Care to Veterans & Families

Governmental efforts

2014.11.05After the 2014 midterm elec­tions, the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ive stands to have few­er mem­bers with mil­it­ary ex­per­i­ence. The Sen­ate is poised to gain a seat if Re­pub­lic­an Dan Sul­li­van, a Mar­ine, holds on to a slim lead in Alaska. This marks the first year since 1982 that the num­ber of vet­er­ans in the Sen­ate will not de­cline.Los Angeles Times
2014.11.05Younger veterans heading to Congress in bigger numbers Military Times
2014.11.07President Barack Obama moved to expand the U.S. fight against Islamic State militants, authorizing up to 1,500 additional troops and asking Congress for $5.6 billion, while laying the groundwork for sweeping new legal authority to conduct counterterrorism operations across the Middle East and North Africa.Wall Street Journal
2014.11.11It's not about politics: Helping military families is neither red nor blueCNN
2014.11.11Army trauma expert quit in January after admitting Ph.D. fraudHouston Chronicle
2014.11.11OPINION: Congress should extend VA home loan benefits that are scheduled to expire on Dec. 31The Hill
2014.11.25Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in PhoenixNew York Times
2014.12.08Congress pushes ahead with plan for joint camouflage uniformMilitary.com

Opportunities for staff development

2014.11.17The Society of Federal Health Professionals is hosting their Annual Meeting December 2-5, 2014.The Society of Federal Health Professionals
2014.11.17The Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is December 7-10, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.Institute for Health Care Improvement
2014.11.17The CDP Southeast Regional 1-Week Civilian Training is Dec. 8-12, 2014 in Miami, Fla.Center for Deployment Psychology
2014.11.17The 2014 Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly is Dec. 8-11, 2014 in Tampa, Fla.Special Operations Medical Association

Peer organization activities

2014.10.29Free Parenting Resource For Military Families And VeteransBlue Star Families
2014.10.31Medical messaging a boon for militaryAlbuquerque Journal
2014.10.31National Military Family Association Leads Discussion on Transitioning Families Out of the MilitaryPR Web
2014.11.04Army, RAND partner on 'Today's Soldier Survey'Army.mil
2014.11.05Webinar Series on Military Health and WellnessUniversity of Cincinnati
2014.11.06Operation Homefront Calls for Greater Support of Military FamiliesPR Newswire
2014.11.10The Challenges Facing Military Families are Unique, So This Program Gives Social Workers Specific TrainingNationSwell.com

Higher education

2014.11.07At a time when wars are winding down in Afghanistan and Iraq, the University of California, Berkeley's student-veterans program is expanding to accommodate an anticipated increase in the number of veterans expected to enroll here in the next five years.UC Berkeley News Center
2014.11.10The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs made an impassioned recruitment pitch to medical school and nursing students at the University of Vermont on Monday, urging them to consider careers in the VA.Diverse
2014.11.11EDITORIAL: This Veterans Day in particular is a good time to take stock of how our nation cares for people who served. The report card is decidedly mixed, particularly for the youngest generation who fought in Afghanistan or Iraq. Sacramento Bee
2014.11.11How for-profit colleges target military members (and your tax dollars)Time
2014.11.11Veterans are a rarity at most elite collegesInside Higher Education
2014.12.08Raytheon's $50m will help start UMass Lowell campus in Kuwait The Boston Globe

Miscellaneous

2014.12.04Research and Markets: Analysis of the US Government and Military Commercial Satellite Market 2014 Business Wire

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