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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90071
A two-day conference dedicated to understanding the military transition issues of vetreans and military families, learning about their needs and challenges, and moving toward concrete policy recommendations to ease their transition and increase their well-being.
The State of the American Veteran will include five different tracks. Breakout sessions spanning two days will tackle the unique transition experiences, programs and resources for each track population, including:
National Guard and Reserve
Children and Families
Key speakers include Senator Josh Newman, chair of the California Senate VA Committee, Kayla Williams, director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center on Women Veterans, Chase Millsap with We Are The Mighty.
Presented by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, the conference will bring together 300 leaders from government, nonprofit, academia and veteran service organizations.
In 2014, CIR researchers led the first comprehensive needs assessment of the veteran community in Los Angeles, followed by similar studies in Orange County, San Francisco, Chicago and Alabama. Though the results are unique to each location, emerging trends point to issues facing all veterans when accessing care and local support. It is with this data in mind that CIR brings together leaders in the veteran sphere to spotlight main issues facing veterans and military families, and guide the work moving forward.
Early Bird rate is $250 through July 31.
Tickets sold on Eventbrite at bit.ly/savc2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit conference site at cir.usc.edu/savc2017