women veterans

Women veterans topic of joint CIR-VA research meeting

The nation’s 2 million women veterans make up less than 10 percent of the total veteran population, but their growing ranks and individualized experiences require more focused research and policy.

These experiences of women transitioning to civilian life—including employment, health and homelessness—were discussed during a recent roundtable on women veterans co-hosted by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. During the Feb. 7 meeting in Arlington, Virginia, representatives of universities, nonprofits and various VA departments gathered to discuss how research could […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Events, Research|0 Comments

Second MSW alum appointed to California Veterans Board

by Lilledeshan Bose

Carla J. Thornton had always been involved in community work, but it took being part of a class on community organizing to change her life. The light bulb moment came while she was obtaining her master’s in social work at the University of Southern California. “I realized I could do social work at the macro level and directly impact individuals,” she said.

On Feb. 11, Thornton MSW ’12 — who is the associate director of development for the University of California Riverside College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences — was appointed to the California Veterans Board, which advocates […]

By |March 18th, 2016|News, Students|0 Comments