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What Is Medical Social Work?

Navigating the medical system can be complicated for patients and their families. But medical social workers can help. Their job focuses on providing people with chronic and acute illnesses with everything from mental health and financial support to rehabilitation and palliative care services.

Preventing Self-Harm: What You Should Know if You Want to Offer Help

Understanding what’s behind a self-harmer’s actions can increase a person’s empathy and ability to help those in need.

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.