School of Social Work

USC artificial intelligence center seeks to reduce military suicides

by Marc Ballon

As suicide rates among active-duty service members and veterans continue to outpace rates among the general population, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have joined forces to use technology to identify, as early as possible, those at risk.

The collaboration, as part of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society, or USC CAIS, is believed to be one of the first of its kind to use artificial intelligence to model the strength or weakness of military personnel’s social networks to ascertain suicidal thinking, depression and anxiety. The […]

By |May 31st, 2018|Grants, Research|0 Comments

Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC is a bold step forward for veterans

A $15.7 million gift from philanthropist Steven A. Cohen brings free mental health services to military veterans and their families
by Lynn Lipinski

USC and the Cohen Veterans Network will open a free mental health clinic in Los Angeles to help veterans and their families make the transition to civilian life.

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC — headquartered at 830 S. Flower St. — will offer free, confidential care to post-9/11 veterans and their families who are suffering from post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions. Made possible by a $15.7 million gift from Cohen through his nonprofit the […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments