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30 01, 2017

CIR working to get LA veterans better employment services

By |January 30th, 2017|Collaborative|0 Comments

USC has partnered with key community organizations to build a better employment system in Los Angeles that supports veterans.

Research from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) shows that more than 80 percent of veterans exit the military and move to Los Angeles without a job. This data has helped guide the work of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC), which has spent years planning a more efficient way to capitalize on the expertise, resources and networks of organizations working in the employment field.

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17 11, 2016

New CIR study on military sexual assault finds long-term consequences for victims

By |November 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Victims of military sexual assault experience unique circumstances and require specific treatment compared to civilian sexual trauma victims, according to a new University of Southern California study.

Researchers with the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work examined the physical and psychological health, along with risk-taking behaviors, of men and women who had experienced sexual assault in the military.

CIR researchers surveyed more than 2,500 veterans in Southern California and found 4.8 percent of men and 40.6 percent of women reported experiencing military sexual assault. Both male and female veterans […]

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21 10, 2016

Leaders work to make California more veteran-friendly

By |October 21st, 2016|Community, Events, News|0 Comments

by Claudia Bustamante

More than 200 statewide leaders recently met to discuss how to make California the most veteran-friendly state in the nation.

The “State of the American Veteran in California” conference—held in September at the California Science Center in Los Angeles—was organized by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to explore and design actions to address the most pressing issues facing veterans today.

During the two-day conference, leaders from corporate, community and philanthropic foundations built a groundwork for developing new policy, encouraging innovation and supporting collaboration across the […]

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18 10, 2016

USC presents at military social work conference in Korea

By |October 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Members of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work participated in a military social work conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Hosted by Yonsei University, the focus of the Sept. 28-29 event was an expert-level discussion and exchange on the theme of violence and suicides among military forces.

Marilyn L. Flynn, dean of the school, gave the keynote address at the conference aimed at fostering collaboration in research and program development in the area of military social work, recognizing that USC is an international leader in this domain.

Also in attendance were Carl Castro, associate professor and director of the Center for Innovation […]

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12 10, 2016

CIR, NATO to explore military sexual violence

By |October 12th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

NATO may be close to creating a research task group dedicated to the study and prevention of sexual violence in the military.

Sara Kintzle, research assistant professor at the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, participated in a three-day meeting in Bucharest, Romania, in September to explore the possibility of researching sexual harassment, stalking and assault in the military. Other countries represented were Canada, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Kintzle presented findings about sexual assault in the U.S. military, including data from a 2014 RAND survey […]

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