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 and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR), who presented on sexual violence, military readiness, and the school’s military social work curriculum; Assistant Dean Haluk Soydan discussed evidence-based practices; and David Pedlar,  at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, as well as David Pedlar, research director at Veterans Affairs Canada and former Fulbright visiting research chair in military social work with CIR.

The conference was an important step in an already well-established and highly successful collaboration between the Yonsei University School of Social Welfare and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

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