News Archive

  • Coping with Disappointment

    As the coronavirus pandemic brings the country to a standstill, many of our everyday activities and even special, once-in-a-lifetime milestones are being postponed or changing in ways we never expected.

  • Undocumented Population

    Taking care of your health as much as you can during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak is key for undocumented individuals and their families. This is a stressful time for everyone and especially for those who cannot take paid time off from their jobs.

  • Working from Home

    As we try to flatten the curve of COVID-19 spread, those of us who can work from home are doing so in record numbers. But keeping teams collaborating and thriving from remote locations is tricky in the best of times. Leadership coach and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Adjunct Professor Scott Darrell has tips for how leaders and employees can effectively work from home without too much stress.

  • Aging COVID-19

    Maria Aranda, associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work with a joint appointment at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, provides expert tips on how older adults can stay safe and less stressed during this unprecedented COVID-19 emergency.

  • Human Rights Clinic

    According to the latest data available, in 2017 the United States received an estimated 139,801 affirmative asylum applications from individuals such as these:

    • 16-year-old male from Guatemala who experienced persecution and physical abuse due to a physical disability.

    • 12-year-old female from Honduras who was a victim of gang violence.

    • 55-year-old female from Mexico and 30-year-old male from Cameroon who were tortured for their LGBTQ identity.

  • Ruth C. White

    Ruth C. White, clinical associate professor, is providing mental health wellness tips on how to manage stress and anxiety during this challenging time, every morning on KRON4, San Francisco.

    Catch White LIVE online every day at 8.15 AM (PT), or watch her Coping in the Age of Corona segments posted on the KRON4 website. 

  • Noreen Lindell

    There are moments in many people’s lives when a medical matter changes everything. A debilitating injury. A mental health crisis. A move into hospice or palliative care. An organ transplant.

  • Dual Degree

    Not all social workers have heard of the Jewish concept of tikkun olam or “repairing the world,” but most strive to live by its ideal.

  • Hotline to Helpline

    One virtue of big data is that it can unlock patterns that bring important insights about helping vulnerable children and families. Numbers, it is said, do not lie.

  • Christiana Grotlisch

    Master of Social Work student Christiana Grotlisch started surfing in high school. Then other things took precedence. Like drinking.

    When she got sober in 2012, she started surfing again and never stopped. “It very much helped me in terms of my sobriety and my own recovery,” Grotlisch said. “Getting grounded and getting connected.”

    Today, Grotlisch is integrating her experiences into her field work.

    Turning a negative into a positive