The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) was one of seven organizations to be awarded the inaugural Seal of Distinction by the Call of Duty Endowment Thursday for its efforts at helping transitioning veterans gain meaningful employment.
The Seal of Distinction comes with a $30,000 unrestricted grant and potential for larger grants by the endowment.
“It is an honor to receive the Activision Call of Duty Endowment Seal of Distinction because it recognizes our commitment to helping veterans develop the skills that will enable them to succeed in the workplace and connecting them with career opportunities to serve their fellow veterans,” said Anthony Hassan, director of CIR and clinical associate professor with the USC School of Social Work.
“The nation faces a critical shortage of behavioral health professionals, especially those qualified to care for our veterans and their families. One of our goals is to train a behavioral health workforce that can handle the demand for behavioral health services among our veterans, and I can’t think of a better way to do that than to prepare our veterans for a career in military social work.” (read more … )
The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) serves as an important source for research, analysis and expert opinions for media, policymakers, and professionals regarding veteran and military family transition issues.