Social work is a practice-based profession. While learning the profession’s values, standards and approaches are an important component of education for students in this field, being able to apply the skills that are taught in the classroom is key to being an effective social worker. To demonstrate application, about 60% of a student’s educational experience in a Master of Social Work (MSW) program is spent in the field working directly with clients, organizations and communities. “A good placement site is one that offers a robust training experience,” says Ruth Ann Supranovich, director of field education at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck […]
MSW@USC’s Dr. Terence Fitzgerald discusses how to help students, often disproportionately Black, reenter schools after disciplinary action.
What are the key characteristics of a social worker? MSW@USC highlights 10 social work skills that are necessary to succeed in the profession.
This toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level.
People who are new to anti-racism can draw upon the social justice frameworks that social workers use to question and solve problems at every level of society.
Lecturer CarolAnn Peterson discusses the effects of the pandemic on domestic violence.
Person-centered care increases quality of life for people with cognitive impairment and leads to a future where it’s the norm for everyone.
Life changing events like a pandemic can impede clients’ progress. Learn how the MSW@USC is adapting coursework to prepare students for these situations.
Summer camps for kids in foster care can offer the chance to bond with others in similar situations and spend time with biological siblings.
Becoming a mental health advocate doesn’t have to be limited to health practitioners. Learn how to involve the whole community.