Deployment Psychology Blog

Staff Perspective: Student Veterans and the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success on Campus”

The “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success on Campus” was established in 2013 as a collaborative effort between the Obama Administration and the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Education.  Included in the decision making of these steps were representatives of government agencies, non-profit groups, Veteran organizations, as well as individual Veterans, who had obtained college degrees.  The purpose of these strategies was to guide colleges and universities in ways to support and serve our student Veterans.  Since 2013, there have been hundreds of institutions who have committed to implementing these recommended strategies.

By the Numbers - 25 August 2014


The percentage of 2,230 soldiers receiving a PTSD diagnosis within 90 days of return from Afghanistan who had only one mental health care visit, according to a recent study published in the journal Psychiatric Services -- PTSD Treatment for Soldiers After Combat Deployment: Low Utilization of Mental Health Care and Reasons for Dropout. The researchers further report that 41% of these 2,230 soldiers "received minimally adequate care (eight or more encounters in 12 months)."

CDP News: 22 August 2014

Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. As always, there's plenty to talk about in all of the various programs that CDP is involved with.

Research Update: 21 August 2014

The CDP's weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:

  • Combat & Operational Stress Research Quarterly -- Summer 2014
  • The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in US combat soldiers: a head-to-head comparison of DSM-5 versus DSM-IV-TR symptom criteria with the PTSD checklist.
  • American Journal of Public Health: VA Health Equity Supplement