Welcome

The Australian Families of the Military Research and Support Foundation (AFOM) is a Foundation set up by past and current serving Australian Military Personnel and their families.

Our mission is to advance the health and wellbeing of partners and families of past and current serving Australian Military Personnel.

We aim to become the foremost organisation in Australia that:

  • promotes, coordinates and funds research that is not encumbered by political and/or Departmental outcomes.
  • provides support for and advocates for the needs of partners and families of past and current Australian Military personnel.

Latest News & Updates

February 26, 2021

In Consultation: Exploring the Inner Selfie: Digital Zen for Young Clients

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Credit: Tobi Goldfus Q: This has been a tough year for my young clients. How do I help them stay centered and connected to therapy, even as most of what they do—and we do—is now online? A: When I first started doing teletherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic, I…
February 26, 2021

A Visual Guide to Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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What’s Normal? It's natural to worry during stressful times. But some people feel tense and anxious day after day, even with little to worry about. When this lasts for 6 months or longer, it may be generalized anxiety disorder. Many people don't know they…
February 26, 2021

Recent Study Examines Grief in Families of Victims of Terrorist Attacks

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Terrorism is a crime from which the families of the victims may never recover. A recent study examines the grieving process in depth. In a recent study, Pål Kristensen, PhD at the Centre for Crisis Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway and…
February 26, 2021

6 Sleep Myths: Experts Weigh In

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Ten sleep specialists assessed widely accepted beliefs and here's what they found. Visit Psychiatric Times to find out more. Credit: Chris Aiken, MD
Oct 19, 2020 1974

Family Wellbeing Study

Consideration could also be given by the Australian Government to funding and developing…
Sep 08, 2020 2011

The impact of deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan on partners and wives of military personnel

Deployment has well documented psychological consequences for military personnel. To…
Sep 08, 2020 1245

The Duration of Deployment and Sensitization to Stress

This article addresses conceptual and theoretical issues concerning how the duration of…
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May 20, 2020 1455

Important Research:Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrated by Australian Defence Force Personnel: an exploratory study.

My name is Rebecca Pollard from the School of Justice, Queensland University of…
Jul 13, 2019 1184

Research Papers and more

For those interested in Research into Australian Military Families. Just click on link to…
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Research on Moral Injury