A Master of Social Work opens many doors — including the one to the schoolhouse. Professionals who read between the lines and care unconditionally can find great satisfaction in school social work, providing critical guidance to the next generation of students.
As the fastest growing population in the country, older adults face both opportunities and challenges. The support of seniors, especially those who are low-income, is an important consideration for social workers. While living in poverty is a challenge no matter your age, older adults who live in poverty struggle with an array of issues unique to their phase of life.
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is excited to announce the new online Doctor of Social Work (DSW@USC) program. Dr. Marvin Southard, the program chair, sat down with us to talk about what drew him to the DSW@USC program and what he expects the program to bring to the field of social work.
Compared to the general youth population, LGBT youth are more likely to struggle with depression, develop suicidal ideation, contract HIV, become homeless and experience physical violence. As we celebrate Pride Month this June, let’s reflect on critical issues that young LGBT people continue to face as they navigate one of the most challenging times in their lives.
If you’re interested in helping those who are sick or suffering from chronic illness, you might want to consider a career in medical social work. Medical social workers help their clients address the challenges of illness, such as navigating the health care system, discussing treatment options, and working with an interdisciplinary medical team to coordinate the best possible care.
The shooting at UCLA on June 1 marks the 182nd school shooting in the United States since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults in December 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.