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9 06, 2017

USC professors discuss LGBT service members

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

June is LGBT Pride Month and Assistant Professor Jeremy Goldbach and Associate Professor Carl Castro, both with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, discuss their latest Department of Defense-funded study on active-duty lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members. The Military Acceptance Project is a joint effort between USC and UCLA researchers. The two-phase study will include qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys with LGBT service members from each of the four military branches (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines). In this segment, the professors discuss the importance of studying this population and how they hope this study will build […]

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23 05, 2017

Making Memorial Day Meaningful: Supporting Military-Connected Students

By |May 23rd, 2017|Community, News|0 Comments

Memorial Day was established after the Civil War to honor those who had died while in military service. It is observed each year on the last Monday of May. While non-military families often see Memorial Day as the first celebration of summer, those connected to the military are likely to see it differently.

Military-connected students almost certainly attend your schools. There are nearly 2 million children of active-service members — that is, with parents in active duty military, National Guard or Reserves. They live in communities across the nation. More than 80 percent attend public schools.
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17 05, 2017

Bay Area veterans in bad shape: Many are jobless, homeless, depressed or suicidal

By |May 17th, 2017|News, Research|0 Comments

USC survey finds the region is unprepared to meet service members’ needs; the situation is worse than in other parts of California
by Claudia Bustamante

Most service members leaving the military and returning to the San Francisco Bay Area aren’t prepared for the transition home and have a range of needs that can’t be addressed by a single organization, according to a new study from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

“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 […]

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9 05, 2017

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

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

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 […]

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24 04, 2017

CIR director discusses Military Sexual Assault

By |April 24th, 2017|News, Research|0 Comments

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 […]

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