The descriptions of projects below represent collaborative efforts of the Clearinghouse with various military and civilian partners. These projects span from revising behavioral health prevention program focused on target prevention of alcohol use, to creating dynamic online-trainings for child and youth professions, to conducting rapid literature reviews, to developing trainings for mental health clinic staff, to developing evaluations plans and implementing them. The common elements of these projects involve practical science brought to bear on addressing challenges that our military partners identify. We are committed to translating science into action. Let’s have a conversation to see how we can assist you in strengthening service member and family health and well-being.
Army Family Advocacy Program Quality Assurance Project
The primary objective of this study was to investigate how well the Army FAP was performing in four aspects of implementation quality: (1) Adherence (Is the program being delivered as it was designed to be delivered?); (2) Quality of program delivery (How well is the program being delivered?); (3) Participant exposure/dosage (How much help is offered to participants?); and (4)Participant responsiveness (To what degree do participants engage with and use the help offered?).
Better Kid Care On-Demand Learning System: Development and Testing of a Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol for Online Curriculum Evaluation
The Clearinghouse devised a Randomized Control Trial for a set of three learning modules to assess participant knowledge and retention of new information presented within specific learning modules in the Better Kid Care on-demand system.
Child and Youth Development Evaluation Plan Project
CYDEPP’s goal was to develop a system-wide theory of change for the DoD Child and Youth Development System that accounted for individual system components and their potential synergistic impacts. The project outlines a common understanding of how each program impacts the development and health of military families, establishes specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) outcomes, and engages extensively with component program staff to assess program evaluability or readiness for evaluation.
Compassionate Care Training
Through collaboration between the Clearinghouse and AFMOA, a working group was established to develop a training that would identify and promote best practices in providing high-quality care and ensuring empathic response to victims of sexual assault.
Development of ADAPT Level 1 Menu of Programs, Manual Refinement, and Beta-Testing
The main purpose of this collaboration between AFMOA personnel and researchers at the Clearinghouse was to evaluate ADAPT Level 1 practices and generate military-specific, evidence-based programs for Level 1.
Development of Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program Outcome Measures for Substance Abuse
This project included a comprehensive review of literature to identify standardized substance abuse outcome measures for ADAPT. This included strengths and limitations of each measure, guidelines for use, a review of psychometric properties, the revision of identified measure(s) as required from Phase I, and the development of computer-based training.
Development of Alcohol Brief Counseling (ABC) Comprehensive Implementation Manual
This project involved the evaluation of ABC practices in order to generate new materials and training modules for the updated version of ABC, ABC 2.0.
Early Action Help Seeking Campaign (EAC)
The Air Force partnered with the Clearinghouse to create evidence-informed materials, public service announcements, and social media materials for an Air Force community-wide campaign for distribution across the Air Force to encourage help-seeking behaviors and support mental health professionals and families
Suicide Literature Reviews
The Clearinghouse completed two suicide-related literature reviews. One that focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals’ psychological health with an emphasis on suicide (i.e., suicidal ideation, attempts, and completion), and another that involved conducting a comprehensive review of the suicide literature that focused on the costs of suicide.
Family Readiness Program Evaluation Development Project
The goal of this project was to create detailed evaluation plans to assess the effectiveness of selected family readiness programs within each of the four services.
Impact of Active Duty Marine Suicides on the Family Survivors
A research study partnership between the United States Marine Corps and the Clearinghouse, that examined the gaps in service professionals understanding certain aspects of military family survivors of those who committed suicide.
Intimate Partner Physical Injury Risk Assessment
The Clearinghouse developed online training and test modules for over 900 clinicians across the services to support them in quantifying the level of risk for victims and potential victims across 15 risk domains.
Parental Absence Support Research Project
Working with DoDEA partners, the Clearinghouse developed five training modules plus resource materials and a website focused on assisting DoDEA teachers support the unique needs of military families. In addition, the Clearinghouse developed a socio-emotional and behavioral training for school-based personnel. The socio-emotional and behavioral training, Ready School-Wide Enrichment Training (Ready SET), is a two-day training for a core school personnel (Go Team) that focuses on safe and ready schools, behavior management, socio emotional learning strategies, functional approaches to problem behaviors, and responding to students experiencing crisis and trauma.
The development of a web-based scale that can be used to provide reliability and objectivity in the determination of the severity level of a substantiated domestic incident.
Virtual Youth Program Project
This project focused on the Navy’s Child and Youth Program’s plan to discover, define, create, and deploy a new digital platform – the Virtual Youth Program (VYP). The VYP was planned to be a digital platform that provides improved accessibility to CYP opportunities, implements current technology to enhance/streamline processes, and utilize collected data to further provide quality programming.
Navy Youth Sports and Fitness (YSF) Research Project
Developed to provide consistency in youth sports and fitness programming across all naval installations (OCONUS and CONUS).
A web-based family advocacy and consultation program to assist military families stationed overseas who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).