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CIR provides ‘smart conversation’ on California’s returning veterans

by Claudia Bustamante

Many veterans feel discrimination from employers and co-workers, which could hinder their success at work and in transition to civilian life, according to reasearch from the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Asked to recommend ways to make workplaces more veteran-friendly, the veterans’ responses pointed toward broader societal concerns, including an assumption that not all vetrans are violent or have PTSD, translating military skills to civilian industry and connecting to other veterans with similar experiences.

“The point here is that veteran employment is more than an issue […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Community, News, Research|0 Comments

Women veterans topic of joint CIR-VA research meeting

The nation’s 2 million women veterans make up less than 10 percent of the total veteran population, but their growing ranks and individualized experiences require more focused research and policy.

These experiences of women transitioning to civilian life—including employment, health and homelessness—were discussed during a recent roundtable on women veterans co-hosted by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. During the Feb. 7 meeting in Arlington, Virginia, representatives of universities, nonprofits and various VA departments gathered to discuss how research could […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Events, Research|0 Comments