Strong Families Strong Forces

Strong Families Strong Forces aims to develop a family program to support the healthy reintegration of soldiers from Operation Enduring Freedom(OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) into their families. The program will be designed for families with children ages birth to five years old and will recognize the particular needs and developmental challenges that arise when parenting young children. The goal of this home-based family program is to mitigate the impact of combat and separation-related stress on the parent-child and family relationships.

Boston University School of Social Work has received a four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for this project.


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Who Are We?

We are a group of Masters and PhD level clinicians and researchers from Boston University. We have many years of experience working with very young children and parents who have endured stressful or traumatic situations.

Current Phase: Phase 3

We are beginning to work with approximately 128 families who will evaluate the effectiveness of the newly revised program.  You could be one of them!


  • Award Number: W81XWH-08-1-0230
  • The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD 21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office.

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