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The Aging Poor: How Social Workers Can Help

As the fastest growing population in the country, older adults face both opportunities and challenges. The support of seniors, especially those who are low-income, is an important consideration for social workers. While living in poverty is a challenge no matter your age, older adults who live in poverty struggle with an array of issues unique to their phase of life.

Q&A with DSW@USC Program Chair Dr Marvin Southard

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is excited to announce the new online Doctor of Social Work (DSW@USC) program. Dr. Marvin Southard, the program chair, sat down with us to talk about what drew him to the DSW@USC program and what he expects the program to bring to the field of social work. 

Social Work Careers to Consider: Medical Social Work

If you’re interested in helping those who are sick or suffering from chronic illness, you might want to consider a career in medical social work. Medical social workers help their clients address the challenges of illness, such as navigating the health care system, discussing treatment options, and working with an interdisciplinary medical team to coordinate the best possible care.

Latest School Shooting Continues America's Tragic Trend

The shooting at UCLA on June 1 marks the 182nd school shooting in the United States since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults in December 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

USC Launches Online Doctor of Social Work Degree Program

The University of Southern California is pleased to introduce its new online Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program. The first of its kind, the DSW@USC is designed to prepare scholar-practitioners to harness innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.

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!