Community Circles Strength at Home: Central Valley, CA
An adapted version of the Community Circles of Support for Veterans' Families program, Strength at Home is a relationship-strengthening intervention for veterans/service members and their families and friends designed to address conflict, anger, and readjustment to civilian life after deployment. The intervention is designed to prevent intimate partner and interpersonal violence by helping participants develop effective communication skills to improve relationships with others. The National Center on Family Homelessness, in partnership with Dr. Casey Taft of the National Center for PTSD, managed the Strength at Home demonstration project in Central Valley, CA, from 2010-2012. This project was funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation.
Strength at Home Intervention
The Strength at Home intervention pairs veterans with relatives or close friends within a group setting to help reduce the sense of isolation and enhance social support. By using cognitive behavioral therapy-based treatment, Strength at Home offers veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) a non-medical and evidence-based intervention. This intervention is intended for feterans that are experiencing relationship difficulties and may be at risk for intimate partner or interpersonal violence. It is not designed for those actively committing violence. The mission of Strength at Home is to advance the clinical care of America's veterans and service members through research, development, and dissemination of evidence based treatments for stress-related disorders.
Learn MorePreventing Violence in Veteran and Military Families: A Guide to Understanding a Promising Community-Based Intervention
An Evaluation of the Strength at Home Intervention
Strength at Home: Preventing Interpersonal Violence Initiative