MSW@USC Blog


Six Reasons To Become a Substance Abuse Social Worker

Helping people put their lives back together is one of the most rewarding parts of the job for a substance abuse social worker. Learn more reasons why this specialty area of social work can offer a fulfilling professional path.

Military Sexual Assault: Why Are Service Members at Risk and What Can Be Done to Prevent It?

Although the military is working to address problems related to sexual assault, prevention efforts may need to focus on culture change.

Searching for Jobs Outside the Traditional Social Work Setting

Social workers are finding their skill sets are transferable and valuable in business and nontraditional settings. Learn how to highlight those skills when applying for jobs.

Five Popular Social Work Careers

Social work is one of those careers in which you can truly make a difference in people’s lives. A Master of Social Work degree can open many doors and show others you have not only the knowledge and the skills, but also the compassion and dedication necessary to work in such an important field.

Facing the Fear of Deportation

Regardless of their documentation status, children with undocumented family members are not shielded from living under the constant fear that their loved ones may be taken from them without warning. To better address the needs of families facing mental health challenges, USC partnered with the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles to create a first-of-its-kind mental health counseling program which offers free services on site for clients regardless of immigration status.

How to Reduce Binge Drinking: Strategies for Big Parties or a Night In

Social factors play a significant role in binge drinking. Learn how self-regulation and mindfulness can moderate alcohol consumption.