In the News

National and local news articles and media appearances featuring the institute and institute staff, speaking on military and veteran families.

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IMVFW provides community resources to veteran families

Steve Hicks School of Social Work (Nov 2022) With more than 40,000 nonprofits in the U.S. dedicated to serving veterans, it can be overwhelming for veteran families to navigate such a vast ocean of resources, especially if they are not…

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Researchers Receive Congressionally-Funded Support

Researchers at the Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness at The University of Texas at Austin were awarded $1.4 million from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program to pilot a peer-led resiliency group for active-duty military spouses. The group will…

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When you thank veterans, thank their families, too

Austin American-Statesman (Nov 2022) | Elisa Borah & Hannah O’Brien Veterans are routinely thanked for their service in November and many other times throughout the year. Most Americans recognize and appreciate all they have sacrificed. But, what of their families,…

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People First Summit on Fort Hood

Fox 44 News (Oct 21) | Allison Fox O’Connor FORT HOOD, Texas (FOX 44) — The Human Capital Week was created to help leaders on Fort Hood learn more about the resources available for their soldiers. One of the the…

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Behind the Mission Podcast

Hear from institute Director, Dr. Elisa Borah, as she talks about the work we do at the Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness and the Veteran Spouse Network. In this episode of PsychArmor’s Behind the Mission podcast, Dr. Borah…

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White House plan for suicide prevention must involve communities

The Hill (Nov 2021) | Elisa Borah We have lost 65,000 veterans to suicide since 2010 — more than the number of our troops killed in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been addressing veteran suicide relentlessly, and…

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Veterans with traumatic brain injury: M.O.M to the rescue

Florida Atlantic University: NEWS DESK (Nov 2021) | Gisele Galoustain Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an invisible wound of war and a signature injury of military troops. About 30 percent of those who have served in recent conflicts have suffered…

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Military and Veteran Families Get Support at New UT Austin Institute

UT News (Sep 2019) AUSTIN, Texas — After years of continuous war, multiple deployments and barriers to accessing targeted and effective programming, U.S. military and veteran families face a diverse set of needs, including addressing the effects of military trauma,…

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New UT Austin institute supports military and veteran families

KVUE (Sep 2019) | Sammy Turner  AUSTIN, Texas — The Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness is a new University of Texas at Austin institute that addresses the needs of military and veteran families by evaluating, developing and implementing programs that support these…