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There is little available research on what constitutes a culturally informed program to treat mental health conditions among military, veteran, and emergency services personnel. The current study presents the qualitative participant evaluations of a modified group Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) program. Participants were grouped with either lived-experience facilitators or non-lived-experience clinicians for the program, and 93 textual responses to a series of qualitative questions were analyzed. The findings suggest strong support for the postulated three primary components of a culturally informed program: a group structure; facilitation by peers with lived experience; and functional, skills-based, and recovery-oriented content.


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  • Alternative title
    • Culturally Informed Interventions for Military, Veterans and Emergency Services

  • Journal title
    • Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

  • Volume
    • 13

  • Issue
    • 4

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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    • Acknowledgements:

      Dr. Lane is grateful for the support of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and The Air-Vice Marshall Brent Espeland Memorial Fellowship from The Road Home Foundation.