WWC DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP
IN MILITARY & VETERAN HEALTH RESEARCH
- Be registered with a Canadian university, as a full-time doctoral student, or as a student in a combined MA/PhD, fast track program, having completed comprehensive examination(s) or equivalent.
- Be doing research that considers the unique context of military service over the life course and that is of potential importance to improving the physical, mental health, or well-being of military, Veteran or other relevant populations and their families.
- Have received ethics clearance from for their research from their respective university and/or the Social Science Research Review Board (SSRRB) if applicable: https://cimvhr.ca//www/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-08-16_SSRRB-CIMVHR-Statement_English.pdf
- Have received ethics approval for their research.
- Submit two written evaluations from referees.
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WWC DOCTORAL SCHOLARS
Kate St Cyr
The results of a longitudinal, mixed methods study have provided evidence of statistically significant reductions in symptoms of PTSD and depression, as well as increases in reported social support and quality of life. There is also evidence that BOS significantly reduced reports of stigma faced by participants.
One year following program participation couples reported significant increases in active coping, emotional support, acceptance and instrumental support. This was coupled with a decrease in loneliness scores. Couples also reported an increase in degree of relationship satisfaction when measured on the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS)
Following completion of both phases of TRP participants reported: Increased levels of competence, confidence self-regulate in working through past traumas. Further they reported increased ability to use resources to find relief working through past traumas, confidence in working through future traumatic events and reductions in traumarelated shame (TRSI).
Early feedback from both participants and parents reports positive progress and communication around 3 goals: Cultivating Knowledge around OSI’s/PTSD; developing connections to other peers; and developing new strategies for coping/resilience.