U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Family Coaching Study
Telephone Coaching of Intimate Partners/Spouses of Veterans with PTSD
This remote study can help you encourage your loved one to get the treatment they need and deserve, through a telephone coaching program.
If you join this study, we’ll provide you with access to brief telephone coaching (support and advice) to help you effectively encourage your loved one to start treatment for their PTSD.
Even if the study is not a good fit, we can still work with you through our call center, Coaching Into Care, to help you help your loved one.
If you are eligible and you join the study, you will be compensated up to $170 for your time.
This Study Requires:
Completing an online eligibility screener to see if you are a good fit for the study.
Speaking with a telephone coach over the next 2-3 months, to help you learn how to effectively talk with your loved one about getting treatment.
Possibly using our study website, which provides brief lessons for how to best care for yourself and help your loved one get treatment.
Completing two follow-up online assessments and possibly a telephone interview
Who Can Participate?
Intimate Partners of Spouses of Military Veterans who:
Are with a Veteran who has symptoms of PTSD
Are with a Veteran who is not currently receiving mental health treatment
Have daily contact with a Veteran and live with or within 30 minutes of them