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Most veterans return to San Francisco unprepared for civilian life, USC study finds

San Francisco veterans report greater challenges than in other parts of the state
Most service members leaving the military and returning to the San Francisco Bay Area are not prepared for the transition home and have a range of needs that cannot be addressed by a single organization, according to a new University of Southern California report released Tuesday.

“The State of the American Veteran: The San Francisco Veterans Study” is the fourth comprehensive research study of a local military population — and third in California — conducted by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the […]

By |May 9th, 2017|News, Research|0 Comments

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|Audio, News, Research|0 Comments