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New study points to better understanding combat veterans’ mixed feelings, thoughts

by Claudia Bustamante

You’re happy to be alive, yet feel guilty that others weren’t as lucky.
You’re physically exhausted but unable to sleep.
You want to enjoy life, but have forgotten how to relax.
You want to be understood, but don’t want to talk.

These are a handful of the paradoxes recently identified by USC School of Social Work researchers that combat veterans may experience and that could hamper a successful reintegration to civilian life if not properly addressed.

In and of themselves, most of these paradoxes are normal and do not indicate mental health disorders. But in order to prevent future complications, veterans could benefit […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Research|0 Comments

Carl Castro named new director of CIR

The following announcement was emailed to the community on behalf of Dean Marilyn Flynn.
Dear colleagues and friends:
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Castro will assume the position as Director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families in the School of Social Work (CIR), effective immediately. Professor Castro joined the faculty of the School of Social Work in 2013 and has made a significant contribution to the development of CIR locally, nationally, and internationally. He will replace Dr. Anthony Hassan, the inaugural director of CIR who is leaving the university to accept a new […]

By |July 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments