Seeking Community Partners for Research Project

The overall aim of this project is to explore the phenomenon of secondary moral injury among spouses, ex-spouses, partners, or ex-partners of military service members with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In this project, we are using a community based participatory approach, which means we are looking to the community of practice and affected family members to help ensure our design meets the needs of the people we are trying to help. The community of practice includes spouses, ex-spouses, partners, and ex-partners of service members; non-profit organizations and government agencies that work with veterans and families; chaplains; and community health providers.

Community partners do not pay fees for their participation and do not receive compensation. Partners may help us fine tune study design, develop recruiting flyers and messages, make appropriate changes to the interview guide, and be the first to get updates on the project’s progress.

This study was approved by the Thomas Jefferson University Office of Human Research Institutional Review Board. Contact Dr. Daniel Roberts at for more information.

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