Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America honors USC professor for work with veterans, community

by Claudia Bustamante

Five years ago, Anthony Hassan left a military career to become the founding director of a social work center at the University of Southern California.

Today, both he and the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC School of Social Work are known for their mission to help veterans transition smoothly into their civilian communities.

In recognition of Hassan’s work over the years—especially in informing the military social work curriculum that aims to graduate students who can understand the unique challenges facing the military community—the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) presented him […]

By |May 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Safe college environments assist transitioning student veterans

By Claudia Bustamante

There is no universal way to support student veterans with mental health issues but, generally speaking, providing a safe environment on college and university campuses has proven effective.

That information, along with highlighting specific transition challenges and military stigmas, was presented during a USC conference aimed at supporting college and university students with mental illness.

Co-sponsored by the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics and the USC Gould School of Law, “Many Voices, One Vision” brought together numerous experts and stakeholders including students, professors, university leaders, campus mental health professionals and parents during the two-day event.

Aside from […]

By |March 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments