Listen.Up.People. - Podcast
Listen.Up.People. features faculty, alumni and community partners dedicated to advocacy on the most critical issues of our time. We’re talking about what’s happening and why it’s happening.
It’s time for people to listen up!
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Hosted by Dr. Annalisa Enrile, clinical professor, with Dr. Marleen Wong, the David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health, and Megan Healy, MSW '14, an emergency response social worker with the Department of Children and Family Services. Listen to Extended Content: Corporate Responsibility | Psychological First Aid.
Hosted by Dr. Terence Fitzgerald, clinical associate professor, with Dr. Kim Finney, clinical associate professor, clinical psychologist and retired Air Force officer; and LAPD Officer Cody Silva, of the Newton Division in South Los Angeles and a recent graduate of the LEAD program, a joint venture of the LAPD and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Listen to Extended Content: What Can We Do? | Video Games vs Environment.
Host Dr. John Brekke, Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research, is joined by Dr. Concepcion Barrio, associate professor, Dr. Paula Helu-Brown, assistant professor of psychology at Mount St. Mary’s University, and alumnus Luis Juarez, MSW ‘17, a former undocumented immigrant, to discuss this issue and the work being done to provide solutions. Listen to Extended Content: Citizens at Risk | Consulate Program.
Host Dr. Terence Fitzgerald, clinical associate professor, Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw, clinical assistant professor, and Esther Lim, alumna and adjunct lecturer talk openly and honestly about the conscious choice to keep some people higher than others. Listen to Extended Content: Criminal Justice | Sexual Abuse Equity | White Privilege.
Host Dr. John Brekke, Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research, is joined by Dr. Eric Rice, associate professor, and Lyn Morris, senior vice president of clinical operations at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, to take a deep dive into this growing public health crisis. Listen to Extended Content.
Assistant Professor Robynn Cox explains how the U.S. can mitigate high rates of recidivism with the help of social support services that foster greater economic stability.
The U.S. has seen multiple mass violence events perpetrated by military veterans: Thousand Oaks, California; Dallas, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Charlottesville, Virginia. Understanding the factors that lead to these terrifying events—and why members of the military may be susceptible to extremist beliefs—may help prevent future violence by veterans and others.
The difficulties started just before her son’s 14th birthday.
Karina Rodriguez’s youngest child and only son had always possessed a strong will, but puberty had amplified it. He became moody, defiant and disrespectful.
“It was his way or no way,” Rodriguez said.
She grew more fearful as he began to hang out with a new set of trouble-making friends easily described as the “wrong crowd.”
“I felt like I had tried everything,” she said. “I felt helpless.”
As climate change becomes an ever-present reality, communities across the globe must find new ways to address the environmental and socioeconomic repercussions. Can local organizations help at-risk populations fight back?
Associate Professor Jeremy Goldbach outlines general guidelines for navigating gender pronouns with anyone in your life.
For years, every time Dezetta Burnett drove by USC’s University Park Campus, her young daughter would pipe up from the backseat: “Mommy, you should go to school one more time.”
Burnett had earned her master’s in social work at USC while pregnant with Amaiya, now age 8. But as a single mom working full time, she was wary about the commitment of enrolling in college again.
Minutes before she walked the stage at USC Commencement this past May, Marium Qureshi’s phone rang with an unfamiliar number. Luckily, she picked up. Twitter was on the line, offering this new Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate a job as a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) specialist at the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
“I was thrilled,” she said. “It was like everything I had worked for coming to fruition.”
Meet two USC MSWs who are finding unique ways to serve the military community.
Efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at USC schools have built momentum toward change.
Sometimes to move forward, one needs to look back.
As USC grapples with a culture change process aimed at improving how the university functions, lessons can be drawn from the work that has been done by its diversity liaisons.
Military researchers from USC and King’s College London came together at a recent symposium with the goal of advancing innovation in the field.