All School Day 2014: Duty of Care

All School day 2014 will take place on February 19 starting at 9:00AM PST/ 12:00PM EST. The panel of speakers will focus on the theme, “Duty of Care.” This event is mandatory for all currently enrolled MSW@USC students. This event will be accessible by live stream on the Adobe Platform. Expect log in information via e-mail the day prior to the event.

Be sure to join us for a live conversation on Twitter during All School Day using #ServeASD14! Share your favorite quotes, questions and comments with us @MSWatUSC.

What is All School Day?

All School Day is an educational forum co-led by students and faculty to discuss how we can better communicate across differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, social class and disability. Born out of Los Angeles’ civil unrest in 1992, All School Day has become an annual event recognizing and celebrating diversity through an exchange of ideas and discussions that unite participants in an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and inclusion.


Schedule of Events:


Hector Gerardo Cendejas and Sonia Elizabeth Avelar Martinez, Student Leaders
Cherry Short, Assistant Dean, Global & Community Initiatives
Marilyn Flynn, Dean

Keynote Speaker

Charles Hoge, MD
Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Charles Hoge is a nationally recognized expert on post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions. Hoge’s expertise spans psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy and infectious diseases. From 2002 to 2009, Hoge directed the top U.S. research program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research on the psychological and neurological consequences of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He deployed to Iraq in 2004 and traveled throughout the country to improve combat stress care in the field.
He is also the author of the self-help book “Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition From Combat to Home”. Now retired from military service, he continues to work as a psychiatrist treating service members, veterans and family members in the Washington, D.C. area.

Community Panel

Anthony Hassan (moderator) was appointed clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work in 2009, serving as the inaugural director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) and chair of the military social work program. A retired Air Force officer, he brings 25 years of experience in military social work and leadership development.

Carl Castro joined the USC School of Social Work faculty and CIR in 2013 after serving 33 years in the U.S. Army, where he obtained the rank of colonel. Castro has served in a variety of research and leadership positions, including commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. He currently chairs a NATO research group on military mental health training.

Kimberly Finney is a clinical associate professor at the USC School of Social Work, a board certified clinical psychologist and a retired U.S. Air Force officer. She served as the flight commander of the Mental Health Clinic at Los Angeles Air Force Base, where she was responsible for the delivery of mental health services, family advocacy and substance abuse services.

Kristen Kavanaugh is co-founder and executive director of Military Acceptance Project (MAP), a social justice organization that promotes acceptance of LGBT service members, veterans and their families. MAP was founded in 2011 by USC School of Social Work graduates. Kavanaugh, a member of the Truman National Security Project’s Defense Council, also served as a U.S. Marine Corps officer.