Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U S Military

Author: Lisa S. Meredith
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833058185
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Many programs are available to increase psychological resilience among service members and families, but little is known about their effectiveness. This report reviews existing programs to identify evidence-informed factors for promoting resilience.

Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U S Military

Author: Lisa S Meredith
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833058169
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As U.S. service members deploy for extended periods on a repeated basis, their ability to cope with the stress of deployment may be challenged. Many programs are available to encourage and support psychological resilience among service members and families. However, little is known about these programs' effectiveness. This report reviews resilience literature and programs to identify evidence-informed factors for promoting resilience.

Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel

Author: Robert R. Sinclair
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433813313
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"Efforts to exclude the less resilient from serving in the military represent a narrow and flawed understanding of what resilience is and the potential for resilience building to enhance the strength of a military. We must focus on the strengths that every individual possesses rather than the weaknesses. We must focus on team building and leadership and avoid adopting an individualistic and elitist model that harkens back to the medieval mind-set. The field of military resilience holds the promise to fundamentally transform the military in ways that are just now being imagined; to limit this potential by focusing efforts on identifying and excluding those we deem less resilient will certainly retard this potential. The contents of this book rightly focus on achieving these goals by addressing two major areas: understanding the nature and determinants of resilience in military settings, and describing methods and techniques for building resilience. Although it can be argued that resilience is a somewhat nebulous construct that has many definitions, the present volume tackles this problem by attempting to inform an improved definition for the betterment of both military personnel and their families. As advances in military resilience are realized, we must never forget that military service is fundamentally about preparing for and fighting and winning our nation's wars, which is achieved through teamwork and leadership"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

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Publisher: Filozofski fakultet u Zagre
ISBN: 9531754586
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Bulletproofing the Psyche Preventing Mental Health Problems in Our Military and Veterans

Author: Kate Hendricks Thomas Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440849773
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This book presents the latest in neuroscience and resiliency research alongside the personal stories of military veterans to advocate for an empirically validated training protocol. • Proposes an empirically validated model for mental fitness training designed to curb an ever-escalating suicide rate among the Armed Forces • Presents a new approach that incorporates the participatory, hard-working ethos of military culture • Illustrates military mental health issues by adding veteran narratives to timely research and analysis • Details secondary issues affecting military mental health, such as the warrior subculture characterized by a high degree of community insularity and antipathy toward displays of emotion or need

The War Within

Author: Rajeev Ramchand
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833052314
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The increase in suicides among military personnel has raised concern. This book reviews suicide epidemiology in the military, catalogs military suicide-prevention activities, and recommends relevant best practices.

Unconquerable Nation

Author: Brian Michael Jenkins
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833038931
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The author presents a clear-sighted and sobering analysis of where we are today in the struggle against terrorism. Jenkins, an internationally renowned authority on terrorism, distills the jihadists' operational code and outlines a pragmatic but principled approach to defeating the terrorist enterprise. We need to build upon our traditions of determination and self-reliance, he argues, and above all, preserve our commitment to American values.

Pacific Currents

Author: Evan S. Medeiros
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833044648
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China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.

Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferences

Author: Martin C. Libicki
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 083303913X
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Governments spend billions to protect against terrorism. Might it help to understand what al Qaeda would achieve with each specific attack? This book examines various hypotheses of terrorist targeting: is it (1) to coerce, (2) to damage economies, (3) to rally the faithful, or (4) a decision left to affiliates? This book analyzes past attacks, post hoc justifications, and expert opinion to weigh each hypothesis.

Sleep in the Military

Author: Wendy M. Troxel
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833088513
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