Institute for Health and Security of Military Families

Contact: Briana Nelson Goff, 785-532-1516,


military familyThe Institute is dedicated to comprehensively responding to the chronic effects of war on military personnel and their families. Programs include 4-H and Military Partnership projects and Operation: Military Kids; training projects targeting the prevention and/or response to family maltreatment and domestic violence in the military; and the National Guard Family Resilience Program. In addition, the K-State Research and Extension Program includes a Cooperative Extension office on post at Fort Riley. The Institute conducts research on the effects of trauma on deployed personnel and family members; studies the effects of deployment on marriages, children, employment, and family income; and develops research and training programs on violence prevention in military personnel. Speech and language services for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other disorders are also provided, along with programs for children and youth of deployed service members.


Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families

Program Partners:

Fort Riley Schools; Fort Riley Child and Youth Services; Fort Riley Commissary; Fort Riley Family Readiness Groups; Fort Riley's Irwin Army Community Hospital

Institutional Impact Area(s):

K-State Military Affairs; K-State College of Human Ecology


Military families


Children, Youth, and Family (non-school related); Health and Health Care; Public Understanding and Adult Training; College of Human Ecology