Five years ago, the USC School of Social Work launched the military social work program and the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR). In a short time, both initiatives have advanced beyond expectation.

In 2009, USC became the first private research university to develop a military social work program. Numerous reports and research showed that increased numbers of service members were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from combat stress disorders, like post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The USC School of Social Work was ideally situated to help address their needs. As more service […]