Second Edition of Understanding and Treating Military Sexual Trauma by Clinical Associate Professor Kristen Zaleski Features New Research, Interviews and Insights
The new edition of this 2015 book provides a deeper dive into the issue of military sexual violence and the treatment methods that could help veterans address and heal from trauma.
Assistant Professor Jordan Davis Explores the Connection Between Prescription Drug Abuse and Sexual Violence Among Teens
Assistant Professor Jordan Davis sheds light on the complex connection between substance use, social-emotional skills and sexual violence among teenagers.
Assistant Professor Jordan Davis is developing new digital mindfulness-based interventions to help address PTSD symptoms and substance abuse among military veterans.
In their tenure with the LAVC, Lisa Anderson and Maggie Cutler have developed innovative new solutions to increase access to career assistance services for veterans in Los Angeles County.
California is home to the nation’s largest veteran population. Each year, as service members transition out of the military, approximately 12,000 veterans settle in Los Angeles County, joining the rich and diverse veteran population that currently resides here.
Clinical Associate Professor Michael Rank Discusses the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Military Families — and What Can be Done to Address it
Combat trauma and PTSD may create risk for Intimate Partner Violence in military families.
Transitioning out of the military can be a stressful period as veterans learn to re-adapt to the financial, social and other unforeseen challenges of civilian life. What’s more, the trauma of combat can often have negative effects on servicemen and women who are struggling to adjust to life outside of the military.
Simone Webster, MSW ‘18, is leveraging her social work skills and her passion for indigenous cultures to provide mental health care to South Dakota’s Lakota Sioux youth population.
“When I began my MSW, I didn’t have any experience working on the ground with vulnerable populations,” said Simone Webster, MSW ‘18. “Because I was used to approaching issues from a research standpoint, I struggled to see myself as a social worker.”
Findings from a study conducted by researchers at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work suggest that higher dementia prevalence among racial and ethnic minorities—particularly among Latinos—is connected to lower educational attainment.
Clinical Associate Professor Kristen Zaleski Participates in Groundbreaking Panel on Sexual Assault and Online Harassment at Facebook HQ
Clinical Associate Professor Kristen Zaleski sheds light on the harmful psychological effects of non-consensual image sharing—and what can be done to alleviate the phenomenon of online sexual harassment.
As consumers increasingly demand transparency around their favorite brands’ environmental and community impacts, corporate social responsibility initiatives have become central to many organizations’ core values.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to a company’s commitment to ethical practices, and generally encompasses the development of solutions-driven initiatives meant to address relevant social or environmental issues.
Air Force Security Forces Specialist Aimee Bravo MSW ‘18 Shares Her Unique Path to Military Social Work
Aimee Bravo, Air Force Security Forces Specialist and graduate of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, reflects on her hopes for breaking the stigma surrounding mental health in the military.
After obtaining its first aircraft in 1909, the United States founded the Aeronautical Section of the Signal Corps. The section evolved throughout the years, but it wasn’t until September 18, 1947, that the Air Force became a distinct branch of the U.S. military under the Department of Defense (DoD).