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 alumna Esther Lim, 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: Suicide Prevention.
Interpersonal violence is inherently a social phenomenon, meaning it spreads through networks. Perhaps adaptive and positive behaviors like mindfulness could also be spread virally?
This is the theory that inspired Robin Petering, PhD ’18, and Nicholas Barr, PhD ’18 to develop MyPath, a violence reduction intervention for youth experiencing homelessness.
Adam Davison expected to be disappointed in the class known as the Virtual Field Practicum or VFP. Required as part of the MSW he was earning online through the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work’s Virtual Academic Center, the class used an actor to simulate a client named Mario, a military veteran.
To Davison, a retired Marine, watching an actor pretend to be a client sounded strange and a bit silly.
Layan Kaileh, MSW ’18, while earning her bachelor’s degree in social work in Fresno, California, created what she called ‘blessing bags,’ which included toiletries, food, water and a couple of dollars. When out driving, if she saw someone she thought needed help, she would hand them the bag, all ready in her car.
Nicole Wilson, MSW ’18, who grew up in Los Angeles County, felt compelled to be a positive influence for change in any way she could within her community.
Two professors at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work have been conducting important research into the health and wellbeing of Latino people in the U.S. and Mexico.
On December 30, 2019, Theodore Lumpkin, Jr. became a centenarian.
If one did not know that he recently celebrated his 100th birthday, with a series of parties given by family, friends and those whose lives he has touched throughout his years, it would not be obvious. He strides into a room, takes calls on his smartphone like someone a quarter of his age, and engages you in conversation about what he has seen and done across a century of living.
Wendy Talley, LCSW, MSW ’01, is the youngest of 11 children. The baby of the family. One evening, when she was seven, her father came home with a look of fear on his face. Fear, and coldness. Her mother quickly instructed Talley’s older sister to take her into the bedroom. She and her sister retreated and locked the door.
In April of 2018, Isaac Ford Jr., MSW ’12, attended the National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference in San Diego, California. He was excited to be a part of the 50th anniversary celebration, partake in seminars and workshops, and meet new people.
President Carol L. Folt Focuses First Master Class at USC on Resiliency within the Context of Social Work