Principal Scientist and Founder: Daniel F. Perkins, Ph.D.

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Project description: Beginning in 2010, the mission of the Clearinghouse is to foster and support interdisciplinary applied research and evaluation, translational and implementation science, and outreach efforts that advances the health and wellbeing of service members, veterans, and their families. Over the last five years, the Clearinghouse received 68 awards covering 24 different projects. The foci of these projects range from suicide prevention to testing a new evidence-informed home visitation program within the Army, to support for sustaining and enhancing the Clearinghouse website and providing technical assistance. The Clearinghouse focuses on five primary activities:

  • Provide scientifically validated information on evidence-based programs and practices for practitioners to employ with veterans, service members, and their military families.
  • Offer consultation, coaching, and training, including continuing education, to build the professional’s capacity to implement evidence-based programs and practices.
  • Conduct applied, community-participatory research on topics relevant to health and well-being veterans, service members and their family.
  • Develop evidence-informed programs, products, policy, and training to promote family resilience.

The Clearinghouse website, www.militaryfamilies.psu.edu, provides the public portal to the Clearinghouse.  It offers detailed information on more than 1,400 evidenced-based and evidence-informed programs of individuals and families facing a broad domain of issues and challenges with up to date information on programs designed to improve couple and family relationships, decrease domestic and family violence, address psychological problems, and prevent suicide, among others. Programs were rigorously vetted for evidence of effectiveness by our research and evaluation scientists and placed on our Continuum of Evidence. Clearinghouse’s Technical Assistance engages professionals who work with military families and veterans in selecting, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based programs and practices to enhance veterans’, service members’ and their families’ health and well-being. To date, our TA staff have addressed nearly 2,500 requests from professionals working with military families from around the globe.