Vol. 4 | June 2017

Like their counterparts in other parts of the nation, San Francisco Bay Area veterans are not prepared for the transition home and have a range of needs that cannot be addressed by a single organization. The latest study from the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families found nearly three-quarters of all veterans surveyed reported difficulties adjusting to civilian life, with 80 percent of recent veterans who served after 9/11 reporting needing time to figure out what they wanted to do after the military and that civilians don't understand their problems.  Read more

During a recent two-day symposium hosted by USC, leaders from universities throughout the Pacific Rim region focused on strategies to improve policies and pracitces affecting men and women who served in the armed forces, particularly regarding health, housing, education and employment. Read more

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jeremy Goldbach and Associate Professor Carl Castro discuss their latest Department of Defense-funded study on active-duty lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members. In this audio segment, the professors discuss the importance of studying this population and how they hope this study will build the foundation for future work.   Learn more
As a Marine, Dexter Egleston, MSW '17, is intimately acquainted with the mental health needs of veterans. A recent graduate from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, he spoke with the school about his journey to his Master of Social Work and his post-graduation ambitions.  Read Q&A

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