Military behavioral health technicians provide clinical services alongside licensed independent behavioral health providers, but they may not get the training and support they need or opportunities to use their full range of skills.
Oct 7, 2019
Understanding Behavioral Health Technicians Within the Military: A Review of Training, Practice, and Professional Development
Are military behavioral health technicians adequately prepared for their roles? Are their skills being put to the best use? The authors examine selection, training, and responsibilities and offer recommendations to optimize training and roles.
Oct 7, 2019
Displaying Behavioral Health Measurement-Based Care Data: Identifying Key Features from Clinician and Patient Perspectives
This report documents the findings from qualitative interviews that assessed clinician and patient perspectives on various options for displaying measurement-based care (MBC) data, with the goal of identifying core features of MBC data displays.
Sep 4, 2019
Air Force Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs and Services: Contribution to Airman and Family Resilience and Readiness
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs are key to resilient and ready Airmen and families. The authors developed a resilience and readiness model and compared it with target outcomes of MWR services. Next steps are also provided.
Jul 31, 2019
The authors identify core competencies and behaviors in nine provider disciplines that participate in amputation rehabilitation and offer recommendations on how to implement them in the military health setting.
Jun 3, 2019
A Survey System to Assess Abuse and Misconduct Toward Air Force Students in Occupational Specialty Training
This report provides recommendations for how the Air Force's survey system for monitoring abuse and misconduct in Basic Military Training can best be adapted for use in technical training and flying training environments.
Mar 5, 2019
Training in Psychotherapy (TIP) Tool: Supporting the Availability of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies in Community Settings
Evidence-based psychotherapies improve symptoms and speed recovery from mental health conditions. The Training in Psychotherapy (TIP) tool helps ensure that psychotherapy training meets the needs of providers and supports competent delivery.
Dec 20, 2018
Training Clinicians to Deliver Evidence-Based Psychotherapy: Development of the Training in Psychotherapy (TIP) Tool
The Training in Psychotherapy (TIP) Tool can be applied to community-based psychotherapy trainings to assess their alignment with elements that enhance effectiveness. This document includes the TIP Tool, a user guide, and details on tool development.
Nov 15, 2018
Understanding how sleep problems, psychological distress, and neighborhood characteristics contribute to pain can help shape interventions to reduce pain-related disparities.
Jun 27, 2018
Discrimination may contribute to the disparate rates of PTSD experienced by African Americans in two lower-income Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Apr 12, 2018
Using Marijuana, Drinking Alcohol or a Combination of Both: The Association of Marijuana, Alcohol and Sexual Risk Behaviour Among Adolescents
Adolescents were who used both alcohol and marijuana or alcohol alone were more likely than others to report having both two or more sexual partners and condomless sex in the past month.
Mar 22, 2018
The Science of Gun Policy: A Critical Synthesis of Research Evidence on the Effects of Gun Policies in the United States
This report synthesizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of various firearm policies on firearm deaths, violent crime, the gun industry, participation in hunting and sport shooting, and other outcomes.
Mar 2, 2018
Influence of Mental Health and Alcohol or Other Drug Use Risk on Adolescent Reported Care Received in Primary Care Settings
Adolescents at risk for alcohol or other drug use and poor mental health are most likely to benefit from a brief intervention delivered in primary care.
Feb 14, 2018
Improving Children's Lives: Balancing Investments in Prevention and Treatment in the Child Welfare System
RAND researchers' model of the child welfare system shows that increasing prevention while also increasing treatment improves system experience and long-term outcomes while paying for itself by reducing lifetime child welfare system costs.
Dec 11, 2017
To analyze the effects of prevention and treatment programs on child welfare outcomes, RAND researchers modeled how different policy options would affect a child's pathway through the system, costs, and early adulthood outcomes.
Dec 11, 2017
Longer deployments are associated with changes in a range of health-related markers in military veterans as well as their spouses.
Aug 4, 2017
The Association Between Discharge Status, Mental Health, and Substance Misuse Among Young Adult Veterans
Veterans who received General and Other Than Honorable discharges were significantly more likely to screen positive for generalized anxiety disorder, depression, PTSD, and hazardous alcohol use than those who received an Honorable discharge.
Jul 26, 2017
Associations between the relationship behaviors of young veterans and their spouses and measured sleep quality suggest that interventions to decrease hostility could improve both marital and physical health.
Jun 1, 2017
Conduct disorder is associated with risky sexual behavior among youth, but the specific behavior most strongly associated with conduct disorder is different for female and males.
Apr 27, 2017
Adolescent runaway behavior is associated with a range of negative consequences in young adulthood. Therefore, this study aimed to examine predictors of running away in at-risk youth.
Oct 12, 2016
Sleep problems among spouses of military service members were reported at rates higher than the general population and were associated with more symptoms of depression.
May 9, 2016
Depression, Posttraumatic Stress, and Alcohol Misuse in Young Adult Veterans: The Transdiagnostic Role of Distress Tolerance
Low distress tolerance--the capacity to experience and withstand negative psychological states--may be a factor in linking comorbid PTSD, depression, and alcohol misuse among veterans.
Mar 14, 2016