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App enables school districts to welcome youngsters from military families
WelConnect, which helps educators offer programs for students and parents, could serve as a model to other areas.
Children in military families at higher risk for a variety of problems, study finds
Troubles include drug use, being bullied and bringing weapons to school, researchers from USC and Israel say.
California teens from military families at higher risk of suicidal behaviors, study finds
Researchers from USC and Israel urge increased screening of military-connected adolescents.
USC partnership with SoCal schools awarded
Building Capacity initiative tries to boost awareness of military-connected students in public schools.
School transition linked to victimized military students
Military-connected students in middle and high school were more likely than nonmilitary students to be physically victimized, a new study reports.
Adolescents in military families at higher risk of depression, suicidal thoughts
Adolescents with a parent or sibling who has been deployed are more likely than their nonmilitary peers to feel depressed, according to a USC study
New apps to assist military students on the move
A new initiative will ensure that district and school staff members receive the professional development they need to create effective transition procedures, giving military students a successful start at their new school.
Military Social Work scores at baseball game
Baseball fans showed appreciation for local military members and the hundreds of school principals, teachers, superintendents, military school liaison officers, universities and social workers serving military children and families.
USC Social Work project supports peer learning
When one child teaches a skill or concept to another child, the experience benefits both.
Jill Biden participates in roundtable on military families
The Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools project at the USC School of Social Work is a “perfect example” of changing how Americans view and understand military families and their lifestyle, said Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, on Jan. 19 during a roundtable discussion at the Davidson Continuing Education Center.