The USC School of Social Work’s vice dean Paul Maiden and professor Anthony Hassan met with officials in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Public Health Service on March 22 and 23 about the school’s innovative military social work programs.
At the Joint Chiefs office in Washington, D.C., they talked about an April visit to USC to see the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, which is directed by Hassan.
At the public health service, which works with all branches of the military, the two met with the head of recruiting for health and behavioral health.
“Our focus was on internship placement of our graduate students in the Warrior Transition Programs at military installations across the country,” Maiden said.
Maiden said the School of Social Work has been in discussions with the Department of Defense about signing a memorandum of understanding for military social work internships and post-graduate employment.