Gabriela D. Acosta

Gabriela D. Acosta is the community manager for University of Southern California’s online online masters of social work program. Gaby has a background in sociology, and holds certifications in social justice mediation and diversity workshop facilitation. She is passionate about social justice, community organizing and leadership development through virtual campaigns. Follow her on Twitter @GabyAcosta101


The MSW Pivots to the Business World

Christine Bader, author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, poses this question in her recent post for Fast Company magazine. In it, Bader makes a case for the master’s in social work degree by outlining the value it can bring in business settings, as well as the rising demand for more corporate social work...

Exploring Macro Practice

As an instructor at USC, I enjoy utilizing our rich community resources in Los Angeles, California, where 200 languages are spoken and 21 ethnic enclaves live, and developing case studies to teach theoretical and conceptual Community Organization, Planning and Administration concentration courses to students...

 

Bullying Prevention Resource Guide

A guide to websites, toolkits and other resources for understanding, preventing and combating bullying. According to the American Psychological Association, “Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort...

YSPP: Ways You Can Help A Young Person Who Is Facing Suicide

This post was submitted to the 100 Voices for Suicide Prevention campaign by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program. YSPP is a prevention education organization focused on reducing suicidal behaviors among Washington State’s youth. They work towards this goal by providing programs and services to raise public awareness, facilitate training, and support communities in action to confront the issues of suicide and self-violence.

100 Voices for Suicide Prevention Submissions #NSPW14

Every 40 seconds the world loses someone to suicide. This grim statistic is being challenged every day by mental health advocates and practitioners. USC School of Social Work believes that suicide awareness and prevention work is of paramount importance...

MSW@USC’s National Suicide Prevention Week Schedule of Events

To commemorate National Suicide Prevention Week the USC School of Social Work's online MSW degree collaborated with over 45 experts nationwide in order to build the “100 Voices for Suicide Prevention” Campaign. One of the goals of Suicide Prevention Month is to inspire people to get involved...