T2 Clinical Programs
T2’s clinical programs focus on innovative approaches to providing health care to warriors and their families. These approaches include Web-based tools, Virtual Reality and Virtual Worlds technologies.
AfterDeployment offers modularized content across a spectrum of post-deployment conditions (combat stress and triggers; conflict at work; re-connecting with family and friends; depression; anger; sleep problems; substance abuse; stress management; kids and deployment; spiritual guidance; living with physical injuries; health and wellness).
The web resource provides an interactive self-care solution: users can take assessments, view video-based testimonials, and access narrator-guided workshops. Accessing online resources from the comfort of one’s home eliminates concerns about stigma associated with in-person care. Along with anonymity, online resources offer the following benefits:
- Anonymous, portable, 24/7 access
- Assessment, education, and prevention
- Skills-building exercises
- Change strategies and interactive workshops
- Augment face-to-face care
Tri-Service support along with HA/TMA/VA, core partners National Centers for PTSD, CHPPM, CDP.
Smart phones, and other portable devices, provide new opportunities for the development of the next-generation of psychological health content. The fit between health-related content and handheld devices is particularly applicable within the military community. Age groups using such devices are well-represented in the military. Interventional tools available on smart devices can provide “always-on” support for highly mobile, on-the-go individuals. Users receive evidence-based tools via standardized content and would have immediate two-way contact with support systems during a crisis or to manage unexpected acute symptoms.
Creating self-assessment software for a handheld device would offer a number of advantages. Significantly, real-time assessments (rather than retrospective assessments) would be possible. Handheld devices would provide un-tethered portability and facile data transmission to a central server available to the provider. A “virtual handheld clinic” would allow the user to personalize content and access hotline links, psychological tools (e.g., relaxation exercises), and appointment reminders.