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State of the American Veterans Conference 2017 Photos

The State of the American Veteran Conference (Sept. 28-29, 2017) brought together more than 300 people to discuss the transition issues facing combat veterans, student veterans, women veterans, Guard and Reserve service members, and children and families. We had keynotes by Kayla Williams, director of the VA’s Center for Women Veterans; Josh Newman, California state senator and chair of the VA committee; and Chase Millsap, director of impact strategy at We Are The Mighty.

After spending the first day learning about the most pressing issues facing these populations, conference participants worked hard developing policy and practice recommendations.

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By |October 4th, 2017|SAVC|0 Comments

How social workers can prevent homelessness among the veteran population

Partnerships between social workers and existing military programs are key to stemming the tide of homelessness among veterans.

The United States is in the midst of the longest period of combat in its history. Consequently, the country is faced with a growing veteran population facing significant challenges upon transition out of the military. Chief among those challenges is the high cost of living in many U.S. cities.

The Center for Innovation & Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work recently published the results of a study that examined these challenges in one of […]

By |August 7th, 2017|News, Research, SAVC|0 Comments