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USC Center for AI in Society seeks to reduce military suicides

by Marc Ballon

As suicide rates among active-duty service members and veterans continue to outpace rates among the general population, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have joined forces to use technology to identify, as early as possible, those at risk.

The collaboration, as part of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, or USC CAIS, is believed to be one of the first of its kind to use artificial intelligence to model the strength or weakness of military personnel’s social networks to ascertain suicidal thinking, depression and anxiety. The […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Grants, Research|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