What if by using a combination of social science and artificial intelligence, we could learn to identify whether someone is becoming a suicide risk by predicting when they are thinking about it?
Bridges have always attracted people who want to jump to their deaths. Can social workers and new technologies intervene and help save lives?
According to the Department of Defense, about 1,300 military service members, spouses and children transition into civilian communities each day, but the majority of veterans have trouble adjusting to civilian life, which can lead to joblessness, homelessness and untreated mental health conditions.
To help identify some of the challenges for those living with a mental illness, the MSW@USC created three infographics that provide a snapshot of what mental illness looks like in America, how mental illness and substance use are related, and what barriers exist for people in need of treatment.
Compared to the general youth population, LGBTQ youth are more likely to struggle with depression, develop suicidal ideation, contract HIV, become homeless and experience physical violence. As we celebrate Pride Month this June, let’s reflect on critical issues that young LGBTQ people continue to face as they navigate one of the most challenging times in their lives.
The MSW@USC sat down with Erin Hanssen, an admissions counselor for our online MSW program. Erin holds her MSW and has worked for the MSW@USC for three years.
As part of the application process for the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, prospective students are required to submit their resume. Following are three tips to keep in mind to help ensure your resume is both high quality and effective.
The DSW@USC called on Drs. Marvin Southard, Herbert Hatanaka and Jacquelyn McCroskey to talk about the impact that earning their DSW has had on their careers. Not only do they each hold a DSW degree, but they are also USC professors who understand what sets the DSW@USC apart from other Doctor of Social Work programs.
Social workers have a unique role to play in helping to eradicate poverty and ultimately ensure the rights of people worldwide. The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is leading a conversation on poverty and its effect on human rights by hosting an open dialogue at this year’s All School Day (ASD).
Robert Weiss, a licensed clinical social worker, examines what factors make a person more or less likely to successfully negotiate the landscape of intimate emotional connection in today’s digital world.