Risk and Resilience in U.S. Military Families

This volume, released in late 2010, represents collaboration between the Military Family Research Institute and the Center for Deployment Psychology. It collects the most recent and relevant research on military families.

The topics covered in this singular volume may be seen from the Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction: Military Families under Stress: What We Know and What We Need to Know
    Elaine Willerton, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, and David Riggs
  2. Part I Marital Functioning
  3. Does Deployment Keep Military Marriages Together or Break Them Apart? Evidence from Afghanistan and Iraq
    Benjamin R. Karney and John S. Crown
  4. Couple Functioning and PTSD in Returning OIF Soldiers: Preliminary Findings from the Readiness and Resilience in National Guard Soldiers Project
    Christopher R. Erbes
  5. Distress in Spouses of Combat Veterans with PTSD: The Importance of Interpersonally Based Cognitions and Behaviors
    Keith D. Renshaw, Rebecca K. Blais, and Catherine M. Caska
  6. Empirically Guided Community Intervention for Partner Abuse, Child Maltreatment, Suicidality, and Substance Misuse
    Richard E. Heyman, Amy M. Smith Slep, and John P. Nelson
  7. Part II Parenting and Child Outcomes
  8. Child Maltreatment within Military Families
    Deborah A. Gibbs, Sandra L. Martin, Monique Clinton-Sherrod, Jennifer L. Hardison Walters, and Ruby E. Johnson
  9. Attachment Ties in Military Families: Mothers’ Perception of Interactions with Their Children, Stress, and Social Competence
    Germán Posada, Nancy Longoria, Casey Cocker, and Ting Lu
  10. Wartime Deployment and Military Children: Applying Prevention Science to Enhance Family Resilience
    Patricia Lester, Gregory Leskin, Kirsten Woodward, William Saltzman, William Nash, Catherine Mogil, Blair Paley, and William Beardslee
  11. Understanding the Deployment Experience for Children and Youth from Military Families
    Anita Chandra, Rachel M. Burns, Terri Tanielian, and Lisa H. Jaycox
  12. Part III Family Sequelae of Wounds and Injuries
  13. Trauma, PTSD, and Partner Violence in Military Families
    Casey T. Taft, Sherry M. Walling, Jamie M. Howard, and Candice Monson
  14. Couples’ Psychosocial Adaptation to Combat Wounds and Injuries
    Hoda Badr, Trina M. Barker, and Kathrin Milbury
  15. Parent and Adolescent Positive and Negative Disability-Related Events and Their Relation to Adjustment
    Elizabeth Mazur
  16. Working with Combat-Injured Families Through the Recovery Trajectory
    Stephen J. Cozza and Jennifer M. Guimond
  17. Part IV Single Service Members
  18. Deployment, Reenlistment Intentions, and Actual Reenlistment: Single and Married Active-Component Service Members
    James Hosek and Paco Martorell
  19. Post-Deployment Indicators of Single Soldiers’ Well-Being
    Lyndon A. Riviere and Julie C. Merrill
  20. The Single Service Member: Substance Use, Stress, and Mental Health Issues
    Robert M. Bray, James L. Spira, and Marian E. Lane
  21. Single Military Mothers in the New Millennium: Stresses, Supports, and Effects of Deployment
    Michelle L. Kelley, Ashley N. Doane, and Matthew R. Pearson

For more information about Risk and Resilience in U.S. Military Families or to purchase the book, or to purchase individual chapters for download, visit the website of the publisher, Springer.