Sara Kintzle

CIR, NATO to explore military sexual violence

NATO may be close to creating a research task group dedicated to the study and prevention of sexual violence in the military.

Sara Kintzle, research assistant professor at the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, participated in a three-day meeting in Bucharest, Romania, in September to explore the possibility of researching sexual harassment, stalking and assault in the military. Other countries represented were Canada, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Kintzle presented findings about sexual assault in the U.S. military, including data from a 2014 RAND survey […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

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