Expert Faculty Tips and Guidance
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, both across the country and around the world. We are working closely with university officials to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please visit the university's dedicated COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information and announcements.
Our expert faculty are stepping up to provide information, resources and comfort to our students, alumni and the social work community during this unprecedented time in the history of our world.
Marleen Wong, senior vice dean, is one of the developers of Psychological First Aid/Listen, Protect, Connect, Model and Teach - an intervention model to help children and youth recover after crisis and disaster, and can be applied to coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ruth C. White, clinical associate professor, provides mental health wellness tips every morning via KRON 4 San Francisco on how to manage stress and anxiety during this challenging time.
Kimberly Finney, clinical associate professor and clinical psychologist, has guidance for students, and anyone else coping with disappointment, on learning to be resilient.
Terence Fitzgerald, clinical associate professor, addresses activities and structure for kids at home, and how to keep them learning.
Maria Aranda, associate professor and executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, provides tips on how older adults can stay safe and less stressed during the COVID-19 emergency.
Julie Cederbaum, associate professor, offers advice from taking your child's fears seriously to finding new ways to stay active as a family, as a guest on KPCC's Take Two.
Concepcion Barrio, interim executive vice dean and associate professor, shares information on safe places for undocumented persons to receive assistance.
Scott Darrell, adjunct professor and leadership coach at CareerPQ, provides advice on how leaders and employees can work from home without too much stress.