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Over the course of one year, researchers from The Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic at the University of San Diego interviewed a total of 125 participants, including seriously wounded service members, their spouses and children, as well as military, civilian and nonprofit professionals who work with this population. The study included two phases to ensure a comprehensive understanding around the population and its unfulfilled needs: The first phase focused on understanding the specific needs of children of seriously wounded service members through interviews, focus groups, and reviews of existing research; the second phase focused on an assessment of government and nonprofit programs available to identify gaps that exist.

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nonprofit, non-profit, nonprofit institute, caster, family, center, philanthropy, philanthropic, university of San Diego, San Diego, military, needs assessment, asset mapping, wounded, soldiers, children


Military and Veterans Studies | Nonprofit Administration and Management


Acknowledgments: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and the Caster Center would like to thank our partner organizations for their support of the study: Fisher House Foundation, Gary Sinise Foundation, The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, National Military Family Association, Operation Homefront, Semper Fi Fund, SemperMax Support Fund, USO, and Wounded Warrior Project. We would also like to thank all of the nonprofit organizations, military personnel and families who graciously participated in interviews and focus groups for this research study.


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2013 Study on Children of Seriously Wounded Service Members