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Although interactions within veterans’ families may support or inhibit resilient coping to stress and trauma across the deployment cycle, research on family resilience has been hampered by the lack of a brief assessment. Using a three-stage mixed method study, we developed and conducted preliminary validation of a measure of family resilience tailored for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (IAVs), the Family Resilience Scale for Veterans (FRS-V), which was field-tested using a survey of 151 IAVs. Our findings indicate the resulting six-item measure shows strong initial reliability and validity and supports the application of existing models of family resilience in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-219
Number of pages15
JournalMilitary Behavioral Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016


  • adaptation
  • coping
  • deployment
  • family functioning
  • Family resilience
  • posttraumatic stress
  • reintegration
  • social support
  • stress
  • veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)


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