The Seal Mammal Research Unit at the University of St. Andrews is recruiting and tagging pinnipeds to gather details on ocean conductivity, temperature and depth, collectively called “CTD profiles.” When tagged animals surface, the data they’ve collected are relayed to a global satellite system, decoded by computers, and disseminated to researchers.Read More
Different nations try different methods of peace building. International research suggests that military integration is essential and can be achieved through political education, guaranteeing personal welfare, socialization, and professionalization.Read More
More than one million service members, veterans and their families take college courses financed with federal tax dollars. Their experiences are more complicated than those of their fresh-faced civilian peers, leading entities to explore the most effective ways to ensure they graduate.Read More
In Israel, approaches to help traumatized IDF soldiers were emotionally focused and did not succeed in restoring well-being. The Six C’s model presents a cognitive approach by Dr. Farchi, which involves stimulating the individual through mental and physical action—such as giving them tasks to complete or make complex decisions.Read More
In Turkey there has been a long lasting dispute between the Tukish government and the Kurds that are often violent. AKP the leading political party has won elections in 2015 and may open the gate for transparent and democratic negotiations where the different ethnicities are recognized by the constitution. This is a solution because both the government and the PKK are conducting violent acts against each other.Read More
Around the world, adolescent girls are susceptible to sexual harassment but girls in crisis areas are likely to be forgotten, or the solutions do not reach them. A new training program is designed for such conflict areas. It focuses on the therapeutic importance of female friendships, creates safe spaces, and initiates discussions about gender violence.Read More
Many women in Manipur are left as widows as the Indian Security Forces' fight against extremism leaves many innocent victims. Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network and other organizations are dedicated to helping women overcome trauma and heal by providing jobs, loans, and support.Read More
Military suicides has grown dramatically in recent years, and new programs are trying to educate and reduce the stigma of confronting mental health. A new 10-day intensive outpatient program has been implemented as well as other programs and resources.Read More
Frequent deployments and relocations create career hurdles for military spouses and pull families away from their support networks. Blue Star Families, a nonprofit founded in 2009, is working with volunteers in 35 chapters around the world to help military families connect and communicate their experiences to policymakers and the American public. More than half of surveyed families say that they would not recommend military service to their children, a potentially serious issue for the all-volunteer force which recruits heavily from families with histories of service.Read More
Warrior Expeditions is one of several organizations helping veterans embark on outdoor experiences, such as hiking the Continental Divide. Participants find that these trips, sometimes months-long, offer the time and space to begin processing their experiences of combat and loss.Read More
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