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CIR director discusses Military Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Carl Castro, associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, discusses what is currently known about the scope of the issue within the military. As director of the school’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families, Castro and colleagues have conducted research into various aspects, including the root causes, numerous myths, and the role that military culture can contribute to sexual assault. In this audio segment, Castro also discusses the importance of supporting victims of sexual assault in the military, especially because of its long-term effects that […]

By |April 24th, 2017|News, Research|0 Comments

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