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28th March 2022 Latest News

Service Children at the Forefront of New Program

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Service children as well as parents of former service personnel families living with Post-Traumatic Stress are at the forefront of new research, led by student researcher Karen May.

This project, proudly supported by Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA) aims to develop two research-backed programs, one for children and the other for parents to guide them on how to support their service members’ wellbeing.

Karen is running an eight-week pilot program with children and parents and these findings will help her design a specific program for more families in the future.

“During this first pilot study, we will ask participants throughout the program and at the end to tell us what has worked well, what doesn’t work and how we can improve it,” Karen said.

“With the help from our participants, this program has the opportunity to improve family life for service children and parents living with Post-Traumatic Stress.”

Karen will be seeking research participants who are:

  • A child aged 9 – 18 years of a veteran or emergency first responder parent with Post-Traumatic Stress
  • A veteran or emergency service first responder parent with Post-Traumatic Stress
  • A co-parent, with a veteran or first responder parent with Post-Traumatic Stress.

What do you need to do?

This project is planned to start Term 2, week 1 2022 (after school for eight weeks).
If you are interested or would like to know more, contact researcher; Karen May [email protected] or phone 0481 004 444.

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