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VETERAN SUPPORT
is essential to civilian employment
retention and success 

Together Again

Veteran Support Training is an evidence-based program that teaches leaders how to support veterans as they transition to civilian employment. The training is based on the Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe) funded by the Department of Defense.

This training focuses on the inherent strengths that employees with military experience possess, as well as the unique challenges that veterans and service members face when transitioning to the civilian sector.

When taking a look at the difficulties that some Veterans and service members face when returning to the civilian workplace, often it was the workplace itself that posed challenges.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Helping supervisors support veterans as they transition to civilian employment. 

 

The Veteran Support Training program is the result of the Study for the Employment Retention of Veterans funded by the Department of Defense. Click here to learn more about the study.

 

The training is made up of two parts:

  • A one to two hour, self-paced online component suitable for any level of leadership. 

  • A 10-day behavior tracking exercise (2-3 minutes per day).

The documents in the links below are available to download and share with your employer or interested organizations.

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Steps in the program

There are two steps in the Veteran Support Training. Each step provides a link for easy access. 

PUBLICATIONS

The Evidence Behind the Training

CAN SUPERVISOR SUPPORT IMPROVE DAILY EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING? EVIDENCE OF SUPERVISOR TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS IN A STUDY OF VETERAN EMPLOYEE MOODS

Mohr, C.D., Hammer, L.B., Brady, J., Perry, M. & Bodner, T. (2021). Can Supervisor Support Improve Daily Employee Well-being? Evidence of Supervisor Training Effectiveness in a Study of Veteran Employee Moods. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 94, 400-426. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joop.12342
 

SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISOR TRAINING IMPROVES MARITAL RELATIONSHIP QUALITY AMONG EMPLOYEE AND SPOUSE DYADS
Brady, J.M., Hammer, L.B., Mohr, C.D., & Bodner, T. (2021). Supportive Supervisor Training Improves Marital Relationship Quality among Employee and Spouse Dyads. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 26, 31-48. doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000264

 

PERCEIVED PARTNER RESPONSIVENESS, PAIN, AND SLEEP: A DYADIC STUDY OF MILITARY-CONNECTED COUPLES

O'Neill, A. S., Mohr, C. D., Bodner, T. E., & Hammer, L. B. (2020). Perceived Partner Responsiveness, Pain, and Sleep: A Dyadic Study of Military-Connected Couples. Health Psychology, 39, 1089–1099. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0001035

 

MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA AMONG WOMEN VETERANS: THE BUGGERING EFFECT OF COWORKER SUPPORT

Smith, N. A., Brady, J. M., Hammer, L., Carlson, K., & Mohr, C. (2020). Military sexual trauma among women veterans: The buffering effect of coworker support. Military Psychology, 32, 441-449. doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2020.1806635

 

A DYADIC EXAMINATION OF DRINKING BEHAVIORS WITHIN MILITARY-CONNECTED COUPLES

Lee, J. D., O'Neill, A. S., Denning, E. C., Mohr, C. D., Hammer, L. B. (2020). A Dyadic Examination of Drinking Behaviors within Military-Connected Couples. Military Behavioral Health. Doi:10.1080/21635781.2020.1825241

 

TRAINING SUPERVISORS TO SUPPORT VETERANS AT WORK: EFFECTS ON SUPERVISOR ATTITUDES AND EMPLOYEE SLEEP AND STRESS

​Reference: Hammer, L. B., Brady, J. M., & Perry, M. L. (2020). Training supervisors to support veterans at work: Effects on supervisor attitudes and employee sleep and stress. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93(2), 273-301.  ​https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12299

 

SUPERVISOR SUPPORT TRAINING EFFECTS ON VETERANS IN THE WORKPLACE:  EFFECTS ON HEALTH AND WORK OUTCOMES

Reference: Hammer, L. B., Wan, W. H., Brockwood, K., Bodner, T., & Mohr, C. D. (2019). Supervisor support training effects on veterans in the workplace: Effects on health and work outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 52-69. ​https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000354

 

SUPERVISOR SUPPORT TRAINING EFFECTS ON VETERANS IN THE WORKPLACE: EFFECTS ON HEALTH AND WORK OUTCOMES

Hammer, L. B., Wan, W. H., Brockwood, K., Bodner, T., & Mohr, C. D. (2019). Supervisor support training effects on veterans in the workplace: Effects on health and work outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 52-69. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/apl0000354

 

PTSD SYMPTOMOLOGY AND MOTIVATED ALCOHOL USE AMONG MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS: TESTING A CONDITIONAL INDIRECT EFFECT MODEL OF SOCIAL SUPPORT, SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE

McCabe, C.T., Mohr, C.D., Hammer, L.B., & Carlson, K.F. (2019). PTSD Symptomology and Motivated Alcohol Use Among Military Service Members: Testing a Conditional Indirect Effect Model of Social Support, Substance Use & Misuse, 54:2, 257-270. DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1517176

 

A WELL SPENT DAY BRINGS HAPPY SLEEP: FINDINGS FROM A DYADIC STUDY OF CAPITALIZATION SUPPORT, LONELINESS, AND SLEEP OUTCOMES

Arpin, S. N., Starkey, A., Mohr, C. D., Greenhalgh, A., & Hammer, L. (2018). A well spent day brings happy sleep: Findings from a dyadic study of capitalization support, loneliness, and sleep outcomes. Journal of Family Psychology, 32, 975–985. doi.org/10.1037/fam0000469
 

DRINKING MOTIVES AND ALCOHOL USE: THE SERVE STUDY OF U.S. CURRENT AND FORMER SERVICE MEMBERS
Mohr, C.D., McCabe, C.T., Haverly, S.N., Hammer, L.B., & Carlson, K.F. (2018). Drinking motives and alcohol use: The SERVe study of U.S. current and former service members. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79, 79-87.
 

MILITARY, WORK, AND HEALTH CHARACTERISTICS OF VETERANS AND RESERVISTS FROM THE STUDY FOR EMPLOYMENT RETENTION OF VETERANS (SERVE) 
Hammer, L. B., Wan, W. H., Brockwood, K. J., Mohr, C. D., & Carlson, K. F. (2017). Military, work, and health characteristics of veterans and reservists from the Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe). Military Psychology, 29, 491-512. doi.org/10.1037/mil0000196

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