Plans are underway for a military family bereavement study, according to the Military Times. The proposed 5-year study – the first of its kind – would focus exclusively on military families and the impact of death – whether in combat, by suicide, or due to accident or other cause.
Conducted by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS), the study seeks to survey 3,000 survivors and also plans focus groups and interviews of survivors. According to Dr. Stephen Cozza, psychiatrist and associate director for CSTS, more than 10,000 service members have died since 2001. The study hopes this spring to begin enrolling participants, including spouses, parents and siblings of deceased service members.
More about this military bereavement study on MilitaryTimes.com
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