Breaking down walls and building connections with military-connected families

For Military Family Appreciation Month, we’re shining a spotlight on those who provide support and care to military-connected individuals.

Eugenia L. Weiss, clinical associate professor and director of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Orange County Academic Center, previously spent 18 years in private practice as a civilian working with military personnel and their families. She played an instrumental role in launching the school’s military social work track.

Weiss has also authored a number of journal articles and co-edited military and veteran families as well as higher education for veterans, making her uniquely positioned to provide insights on the unique […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Faculty, News|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