21 08, 2015

USC military center launches veterans study in Chicago

By |August 21st, 2015|Giving, News, Research|0 Comments

by Claudia Bustamante

The ground-breaking research conducted by the USC School of Social Work’s military center on local veteran transition challenges will now be able to help veterans outside of Southern California thanks to a $316,000 grant aimed at replicating the study in Chicago.

The grant by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation will fund the Chicagoland Veterans Study, a comprehensive needs assessment developed by the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families. USC, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and with additional support from Deloitte and Prudential, will survey 2,000 veterans in Chicago and surrounding counties, providing local leaders […]

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17 08, 2015

Children in military families at higher risk for a variety of problems, study finds

By |August 17th, 2015|News, Research|0 Comments

Troubles include drug use, being bullied and bringing weapons to school, researchers from USC and Israel say
by Linda Jackson and Eddie North-Hager

Growing up in a military family during times of war puts a sizable proportion of children at a greater risk for a wide range of negative outcomes – drug use, being bullied or carrying a weapon to school – compared to their nonmilitary peers, according to a new study which appears this month in JAMA Pediatrics.

More military-connected students reported using alcohol (45 percent vs. 39 percent), being hit, kicked, slapped or pushed (36 percent vs. 27 percent) or bringing […]

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16 07, 2015

Carl Castro named new director of CIR

By |July 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The following announcement was emailed to the community on behalf of Dean Marilyn Flynn.
Dear colleagues and friends:
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Castro will assume the position as Director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families in the School of Social Work (CIR), effective immediately. Professor Castro joined the faculty of the School of Social Work in 2013 and has made a significant contribution to the development of CIR locally, nationally, and internationally. He will replace Dr. Anthony Hassan, the inaugural director of CIR who is leaving the university to accept a new […]

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17 06, 2015

Gift will help community help veterans

By |June 17th, 2015|Collaborative, Giving|0 Comments

by Claudia Bustamante

The Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC School of Social Work has received a gift of $200,000 to support local efforts to help transitioning veterans in Los Angeles County.

The gift from Blue Shield of California Foundation will provide much needed support to the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC), a network of more than 400 organizations and stakeholders that meets monthly to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the local military population. This collaborative model has been lauded by government and military officials across the country for its ability to […]

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