The Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness has collaborated with providers, researchers and community partners to implement and test military and veteran programming. Programming supports the treatment, engagement and overall support of active duty, veterans, spouses and family members.
The UT Mastering Your Marriage project provided 21 veteran couples with marriage enrichment and support to address unique challenges they face in their relationship after military service. The project worked in partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, and with the support of a Texas HHSC Veteran + Family Alliance grant.
This program aimed to strengthen family members’ bonds, improve relationships within a supportive, family-focused atmosphere, and offer referrals for individualized mental health support.
The Veteran Restore Program, offered by Ascension Seton’s Veteran Intensive Outpatient Program worked with veterans to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program was offered free of charge to veterans, using a model that responded to the physical and mental health needs of each individual by including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), group outings, and Resilient Yoga.
This program was a couples-based group PTSD treatment, for veteran and active duty couples in which one or both individuals was experiencing PTSD. VCC aimed to reduce PTSD symptoms and strengthen the relationship by providing tools to reduce the impact PTSD has on the relationship.