Senior Extension Associate, Military Projects
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

1st fl., Beebe Hall (off-site - UT)



Since my employment in 1992, I continue working with the military projects through BCTR. This work is primarily for U.S. Army IMCOM G9 Family Programs Family Advocacy Program (FAP) and in the previous few years with other Military Army and DoD programs. I continue working with subject matter experts within the military services and the university to provide Army and DoD family service providers with training materials that help address their program standards, which support their work with service members and families. This is accomplished in part by up-dating research-based child abuse and domestic abuse prevention information and best practice guidelines, and supporting evaluation efforts for these and other prevention programs. This effort requires assisting with program evaluation planning, development and analysis of surveys or measurements, and assisting in data analysis and report writing. 

Leidy, B., Thomas, M., Enroth, C. & Lockwood, K. (2016). Army Family Advocacy Program Command Support Study: Final Report. [Report prepared for Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program]. San Antonio, TX: U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM G9)]. Leidy, B., Enroth, C., Thomas, M., & Lockwood, K. (2016). Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program (DAVAP) Pilot Study Summary. [Report prepared for Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program]. San Antonio, TX: U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM G9)].
I have oversight and curriculum development responsibilities for completing the edit review and publication of the Army Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program self-guided tutorial that will primarily serve as an orientation tool for new victim advocates working with domestic abuse victims, but also support training for experienced advocates and other Army Family service providers. There was a delay in final completion of the tutorial given changes to Army policy regulation and guidance that required updating the research and best practices to include well-suited case scenarios as well as links to access relevant resources. In summary this initiative include re-reviewing Army/DoD policy guidance and literature reviews of relevant topic areas such as crisis intervention, compassion fatigue, and the effects of domestic abuse. This training material support the advocate’s efforts in their work with Service members, civilian employees, and their family members.
The Military projects require on-going coordination with multiple agencies within the military community to include headquarters Army and installation service providers that provide both prevention activities and clinical interventions with Service members and their families. This feedback contributes to the materials developed and program evaluation efforts. Additionally, collaboration with other U.S. Army Community Service Land grant University contractors, and Uniformed Services University of Health Science (USUHS) serve as key connections.
I manage the U.S. Army IMCOM G9, Family Advocacy Program (FAP) portion or our military projects implementation that entails administrative oversight of our program evaluation initiatives and curriculum development. In collaboration with the PI this also requires seeking funding (i.e., primarily Army or DoD through USDA, NIFA), writing proposals, and monitoring budget related activities (e.g., required reports).
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