2 09, 2016

Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC is a bold step forward for veterans

By |September 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

A $15.7 million gift from philanthropist Steven A. Cohen brings free mental health services to military veterans and their families
by Lynn Lipinski

USC and the Cohen Veterans Network will open a free mental health clinic in Los Angeles to help veterans and their families make the transition to civilian life.

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC — headquartered at 830 S. Flower St. — will offer free, confidential care to post-9/11 veterans and their families who are suffering from post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions. Made possible by a $15.7 million gift from Cohen through his nonprofit the […]

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25 08, 2016

USC leads international discussion on moral injury

By |August 25th, 2016|News, Research|0 Comments

by Claudia Bustamante

The University of Southern California was awarded a competitive $35,000 grant from the Borchard Foundation Center on International Education to convene a colloquium about the long-term effects of war on communities.

Set in the French countryside of Brittany at the Château de la Bretesche, the June colloquium brought together a diverse group of international experts in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing and medicine, along with historians and chaplains, to discuss moral injury–a concept that is gaining in prominence as the third invisible wound of war. The colloquium was co-organized by Carl Castro, associate professor and director […]

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24 08, 2016

Conference provides tools, skills to work with military families

By |August 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments

More than 100 people attended a recent event aimed at better supporting military-connected families and veterans.

The fourth annual Working With Military-Connected Families Conference was held on Aug. 4 at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. This conference was sponsored by Children’s Institute, Inc., Nathanson Family Resilience Center at UCLA and Welcome Back Veterans, in partnership with several , including USC School of Social Work Center for Innovation in Research on Veterans & Military Families, Operation Family Caregiver, the Los Angeles County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, among several others.

Those present participated in a day filled […]

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10 08, 2016

State of the American Veteran in California

By |August 10th, 2016|Community, Events|0 Comments

State of the American Veteran in California
California Science Center | Los Angeles, CA
September 15-16
The State of the American Veteran in California Conference will bring together leaders and practitioners in government, business, philanthropy and nonprofit, researchers, and veterans who share a common goal–to develop the capacity of our communities to care for those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

This first-ever gathering hosted by the University of Southern California School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) is designed to explore and design actions to address the most pressing issues facing veterans today.

The […]

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1 08, 2016

USC military center to take over work begun by MSW students

By |August 1st, 2016|Research, Students|0 Comments

A nationally recognized nonprofit begun by a group of USC School of Social Work students has found a new home within the school’s military research center.

The Military Acceptance Project, which began in 2011 as a student initiative, provided information and resources to lesbian, gay and bisexual service members before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the law barring these individuals from openly serving in the military. MAP’s work in promoting equality and acceptance among military service members, veterans and their families, received White House recognition in 2012 as a Champion of Change.

The San Diego-based nonprofit will now be housed […]

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