MSW@USC Blog


All School Day 2016 Recap: Gun Violence: New Challenges in Public Health

In the weeks leading up to All School Day 2016, “Gun Violence: New Challenges in Public Health,” USC School of Social Work professors and students, members of the public, and expert speakers engaged in a discussion about gun violence as a public health issue by using the hashtag #ASD16. Watch a recording of the live All School Day event and read a recap of the live tweet chat here!

Diversity Workshop: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege

This training 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.

10 (More) Books Every Social Worker Should Read

There’s nothing like curling up with a good book during the cold winter months. The hardest part is choosing which book. We thought we’d make that a little easier for you by compiling a list of books every social worker should read and reasons why they are worth your time.

 

The Five Most 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.

Join Us for All School Day: Gun Violence: New Challenges in Public Health #ASD16

According to a published report from the FBI, the United States has seen a massive uptick in mass shootings since the year 2000. In an effort to address and eradicate gun violence, doctors, public health practitioners, social workers and others are calling for gun violence to be addressed as a public health issue. In response, the USC School of Social Work is leading a conversation on gun violence by hosting an open dialogue at this year’s All School Day (ASD). 

Introducing the 12 Grand Challenges

On January 14 at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) annual conference, the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) announced the 12 Grand Challenges initiative. Championed by USC School of Social Work Dean Marilyn Flynn, this initiative aims to invigorate social progress by using science and research to crack the most serious societal ills that social work can — and should — address.