KPCC-FM featured a USC School of Social Work program that trains counselors to help students in military families. These students often face stress from having a parent overseas that takes a toll on their schoolwork or emotional life. The story focused on Ron Avi Astor, who has a joint appointment with Rossier and the School of Social Work, who teaches graduate students how to find resources for military families. The USC students counsel the children of military families in 140 schools in Riverside, Orange and San Diego Counties. “I believe it’s a debt that’s owed by civilian society for the 10 years where they have been a little bit business as usual while this very small group has been carrying the war on their backs,” Astor said.