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.
Navigating the career lifecycle can be challenging for soon-to-be-graduates and seasoned professionals alike. Whether it’s securing a first job, moving to a new one or rising in the ranks at the same organization, the question “Where do I start?” can feel overwhelming.
When Suzanne Wenzel, interim dean of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, was informed that she had been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), she was humbled.
Support from the National Institute on Aging and others helps early career researchers connect with mentors, community funding opportunities and resources.
Some days while caring for her elderly parents with Alzheimer’s disease, Mico Borders had a hard time getting out of bed.
“Every day was daunting,” she said. Not knowing what to expect each day as the disease progressed added to the stress.
Two decades ago, Steve Kim, MSW ’06, turned his life around. Thanks to the intervention of people who helped him envision a life beyond what he calls the worst mistakes of his life, he’s been paying it forward ever since.
Doctorate of Social Work student Deborah Villanueva saw the gaps in support and programs for the Native American youth population she works with daily at the American Indian Counseling Center in Cerritos, California. So she decided to do something about it.
Affirmative approaches to social work validate LGBTQ clients’ identities and help to create an inclusive space for all.
Social workers dedicate their lives to serving others, improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities across the globe on a daily basis. Committing this level of emotional commitment and energy to others is no easy task, and as such, social work has one of the highest rates of burnout, marked by physical, emotional and mental exhaustion.1
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.