Research Areas of Interest
The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) conducts and disseminates educational and behavioral health research relevant to the long-term health and well-being of service members, veterans and their families. Our approach includes identifying critical and emerging issues, and fostering collaboration among our faculty and other experts who share a commitment to improving programs and policies that serve those who have served us.
- Develop training for behavioral health providers who treat service members and their communities
- Identify and overcome barriers to seeking care for service members and their communities
- Conduct clinical trials to determine the best treatment models for service members and their communities
- Develop conceptual models that guide the center’s research
- Work with community service partners to conduct evaluation research
- Expand behavioral health research by collaborating with senior and tenured faculty researchers at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and beyond
Technology & Innovation in Military Social Work Education (virtual client)
This conference focused on understanding the military transition issues of veterans and families.
- CIR/CAIS study & related studies
- Sexual assault and trauma in the military studies
- Mental health and trauma experienced by service members studies
- Diversity and inclusion studies
- Cultural Competencies related publications and articles