Issue 3 | January 2014

On Jan. 22, retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire held a colloquium at the University of Southern California, where he discussed the impact post-traumatic stress disorder can have on military families. "Our families are now living the missions with us," Dallaire said. "When we send those members overseas and they come back with this injury, we can be causing casualties in their families." Read more


Related Items

  • Watch video of Combat & Family: Post-Traumatic Stress and the Impact on Military Families
  • See gallery of Dallaire's visit to USC and the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families
USC Master of Social Work student veteran Brian Kane received a Gary Sinise Foundation scholarship to pursue his education. The U.S. Army veteran did not have the smoothest transition home, but now Kane - who is doing his field internship with the Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools project  - has found a new passion. Read more 

CIR offers multiple military culture courses for professionals who often interact with active duty, veterans and military family members. Madeleine Bruning, a professor of nursing with both the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Mount St. Mary's College, discusses how the courses helped her better understand her student veterans. Watch video

To include as many voices as possible, CIR continues to go out into the community for participation in the Los Angeles Veterans Survey, a needs assesment that will help shape LA policy. Our team has collected surveys with help from organizations, like U.S. VETS, Salvation Army Haven, New Directions, Volunteers of America Los Angeles, and more.

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