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  • May 31, 2019

    Thinking of pursuing a master’s degree in social work? Here are 10 of the best career paths available to Master of Social Work grads.

  • November 09, 2017

    Though his involvement in a gang landed him in prison at 27, José Barron never lost sight of his education goals. Now, he’s an MSW candidate in our social work program.

    After overcoming unlikely odds, Jose Barron is less than a year away from completing his Master of Social Work at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Drawing from his past experiences as a gang member and inmate, combined with his skills and training from the MSW program, Jose hopes to provide much-needed resources to his community upon graduation.

  • October 17, 2017

    Timely screenings are the best way to identify breast cancer before symptoms emerge. For health care providers, this means staying up to date with the latest screening recommendations. However, social workers can also play a significant role by connecting vulnerable populations to essential — and low-cost — resources.

  • October 13, 2017

    Bullying is an unfortunate reality at most K-12 schools — but are we any closer to stopping it? One professor may have a viable solution.

    Bullying in schools is not a new concept. Yet, with the advent of the internet and accompanying rise of cyberbullying, addressing the issue effectively has only become more complex. Kids victimize each other online in ways that their parents would never have imagined, and reports of sexual assault and violence are on the rise in schools.

  • October 11, 2017

    Abusive relationships can be irreparably damaging for their victims. Recognizing and acting upon the warning signs of domestic violence could save someone’s life.

  • October 09, 2017

    David Schonfeld believes that an integrated, informed support system is key to addressing the challenges grief poses for children.

  • October 06, 2017

    Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating, but families don’t have to go it alone.

  • October 06, 2017

    The prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease is on the rise — and with it, the economic burden of the disease (estimated to be between $157 billion and $215 billion in 2010). What’s more, growing evidence suggests that AD disproportionately impacts racial and ethnic minority groups. Learn more about the growing burden of AD in the United States with this infographic for National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.

  • September 15, 2017

    Expressing your feelings and asserting your needs are essential for maintaining healthy relationships.

  • September 15, 2017

    Kristie Holmes and Laura Cardinal recently traveled to Beaumont, Texas, to provide social work services to those affected by the storm. This is their day-by-day account of their week on the ground.

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the media’s attention has been focused on the devastation: the physical damage, the lives disrupted and the long road ahead to rebuild the affected areas. And indeed, firefighters, first responders and everyday heroes have played a crucial role in the immediate aftermath of the storm.