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Listen.Up.People. - Podcast

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! 

We’d also love to hear from you: contact the show at

Listen.Up.People. is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud
and most other podcast platforms.

Child Trauma
Child Trauma: Affect Across a Lifetime

Experiencing high levels of daily trauma as a child or adolescent can affect an individual’s development throughout their lifetime.

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Host Dr. Annalisa Enrile speaks with Dr. Marleen Wong 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.

podcast- Gun Violence
Gun Violence: Systemic Issues and Culture

Join us in January 2019, as we discuss the systemic issues of gun violence in this country, related to race, law enforcement and culture.
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Host Dr. Terence Fitzgerald speaks with Dr. Kim Finney, clinical psychologist and retired Air Force officer, and LAPD Officer Cody Silva of the Newton Division in South Los Angeles and a 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.

Border wall
Immigration: Fear, Hate and Mental Health

Our country was founded on immigration, now we are targeting immigrants as the cause of our country’s problems. What does constant fear and hate do to a person’s mental health status?
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Host Dr. John Brekke 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.

podcast equity
Equity: What exactly is it?

The waters run deep on this issue, which at its heart is about human and civil rights, and how we view and respect one another.
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Host Dr. Terence Fitzgerald speaks with Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw and alumna Esther Lim, 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.

suicide podcast
Suicide: A public health crisis

The rising number of high profile suicides in the past couple of years has finally brought this subject to the forefront of public discourse.
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Host Dr. John Brekke is joined by Dr. Eric Rice, professor of social work, and Lyn Morris, senior vice president of clinical operations at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, to take a deep dive into this public health crisis. Listen to Extended Content: Suicide Prevention.