What are the Key Tenets for Developing a Unit-Based Army Resilience Programme?

Research Paper Title

The Process of Developing a Unit-Based Army Resilience Programme.

Background

The researchers review military doctrine, military public health data, medical literature, and educational literature with the intent of condensing key precepts into a succinct, pragmatic description of the essential steps for leaders looking to build a resilience programme to provide secondary prevention services.

Results

Although there continues to be a shortage of high-level evidence in support of specific preventive programmes, there are numerous large-scale reviews of prevention and health promotion efforts.

When combined with population-specific analyses, several essential concepts emerge as most relevant for smaller-scale prevention programmes.

Conclusions

The key tenets that programme leaders should embrace to optimise programme effectiveness include:

  • Utilisation of an instructional design approach;
  • Focus on evidence-based practices, and
  • Teaching resilience skills in order to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors for improved mental health outcomes.

Reference

Dragonetti, J.D., Gifford, T.W. & Yang, M.S. (2020) The Process of Developing a Unit-Based Army Resilience Program. Current Psychiatry Reports. 22(9), pp.48. doi: 10.1007/s11920-020-01169-w.

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