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Natural Disaster Response: What Role Can You Play?

Preparedness is an important part of disaster response. Learn about what roles exist for volunteers and how to get involved.


The Role of School Social Workers

School social workers are vital assets and resources in the academic environments they work in. In this piece, learn about what a school social worker is, what they’re doing to make a difference in students’ lives, and how you can become a school social worker.

The Growing Problem of Military Suicides

How is suicide affecting the veteran population? The MSW@USC answers this and other frequently asked questions about veteran suicide.

How Social Workers Improve Relationships Between Police and Communities

Social work interns at USC are helping police departments address issues like gang violence and domestic abuse in order to improve ties to their communities.

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.

Do High Schools Contribute to Suicidal Thoughts Among Teens?

A new study of 800 high schools in California found that the level of suicidal ideation among students varies greatly from school to school, highlighting the role that schools play in contributing to mental health issues. USC Professor Ron Avi Astor says schools and social workers will need to look beyond suicidal ideation as an individual psychological issue and address the effects that school environment and social dynamics have on teens.