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  • 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.

  • August 17, 2017

    After serving in the military and working for a number of nonprofits, Alonso Fuente brought his passion for bettering communities to USC.

  • August 02, 2017

    Social work students had the opportunity to connect with the Lakota people through a new cultural immersion program in South Dakota.

  • July 26, 2017

    David Kuroda, MSW ’72, shares a few tips about how couples with children can “uncouple” in healthy ways.

  • July 24, 2017

    David Kuroda, MSW ’72, has spent his career advocating for children—and healthy divorces.

    Over his decades-long career as a social worker, counselor and mediator, David Kuroda, MSW ’72, has helped some 8,000 families navigate the stress of separation and divorce.

    He has seen firsthand that dividing a family is never easy, but it doesn’t have to come at the cost of a child’s well-being. “It’s not the divorce that hurts children,” he says. “It’s the way parents get divorced, and the amount of conflict between them, that harms children.”

  • July 19, 2017

    For National Minority Mental Health Month, a USC professor shares her insights on depression among older Latino adults.

    María Aranda, an associate professor holding joint appointments with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, has spent her career studying mental health issues within older, underserved populations.

  • July 18, 2017

    For National Purposeful Parenting Month, we’re discussing a topic that poses a universal challenge to parents: how to talk to your teenagers about drug use.

    We checked in with Dorian Traube, associate professor and senior associate dean of faculty affairs, for advice on one of the trickiest parenting moments of all: how to talk to your children about drugs.

  • July 17, 2017

    During the course of a year, 1.5 million Americans experience homelessness for at least one night. In the Los Angeles area alone, the homeless population has reached 57,000. This is an increase of 23% countywide from last year. 

  • June 28, 2017

    The Department of Social Change and Innovation at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work convened a social change lab experience aimed at finding creative solutions to the problems faced by homeless individuals.

  • June 28, 2017

    For National Childhood Obesity Week, July 3 - 9, we explore how early traumatic experiences can lead to a lifelong struggle with obesity.