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Exploring Mechanisms of the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Military Families

Clinical Trial Title: 
Exploring mechanisms of the intergenerational transmission of trauma in military families.
Clinical Trial Protocol ID: 
Clinical Trial Investigator Name: 
Alyson Zalta, PhD
Clinical Trial Protocol Description: 

This study is looking at how traumatic stress affects military families and, in particular, how children are affected by parents’ military experiences.

The study involves two 2-3 hour assessments at Rush including interviews, self-report questionnaires, computer tasks, and saliva collection.

Families are compensated $350 for their time and reimbursed for travel expenses. We can also share a summary of what we learned about your child’s mental health and provide recommendations to support your child.

Our hope is that knowledge gained through this study will allow us to improve mental health services for military families affected by trauma.

Interested in the study? Click here if you would like to be contacted by our study staff.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to participate in the study, a family must meet the following criteria:

  • Father is a veteran or a US service member deployed in service of U.S. military.
  • Father experienced an event during deployment in which he or someone he cared about was in danger of death or serious injury.
  • Have at least one biological child between the ages of 7 and 16 years old.
  • Father and mother are married or living together.
  • Father, mother and child all agree to participate in the study.

This is a partial list of elgibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Interested in the study? Click here if you would like to be contacted by our study staff.

Clinical Trial Area: 
Mental Health Disorders
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(312) 563-2561
Contact Name: 
Hasan Mustafic