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  • 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 26, 2017

    September is Healthy Aging Month and World Alzheimer’s Month. Peter Braun, adjunct lecturer at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, discusses establishing services for minority communities facing Alzheimer’s disease.

  • September 22, 2017

    Have you ever applied for a job or submitted a resume online, only to never hear anything one way or another? Have you ever applied for a job for which dozens—or even hundreds—of other applicants were also applying? The process of job hunting can be pretty frustrating, but there is a better way to get through it.

  • September 22, 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • September 11, 2017

    Elder abuse and neglect can take many forms, from physical mistreatment to financial exploitation. Associate Professor Maria Aranda highlights common signs of abuse and what you can do to report them.

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), elder abuse is "a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.”

  • September 01, 2017

    September 5 - 11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Clinical Assistant Professor Jennifer Lewis explains how her volunteer work with the Bridge Rail Foundation is saving lives in California and beyond.

    The Coronado Bridge curves gracefully over San Diego Bay, connecting the city to nearby Coronado Island and serving as a critical throughway for San Diego commuters. At 2.1 miles long, the bridge was the longest of its kind when it was constructed in 1969.

  • August 29, 2017

    Starting a private practice is the ultimate goal for many licensed clinical social workers. These three essential steps will help successfully launch your practice.

    The prospect of opening a private practice is alluring to licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) for a number of reasons — the opportunity to set your own hours, carve out your niche within the field and opt to see the patients that you feel best equipped to treat.

  • August 25, 2017

    A significant portion of incarcerated individuals are parents. More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent, and more than 10 million have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives. Those numbers are even higher when including children with parents under active supervision, parole or probation.