The University of Southern California School of Social Work invites you to participate in You Matter, a grassroots campaign designed to foster well-being and bring back some much-needed human connection. Use our Care Cards to tell someone why they matter to you.
A Master of Social Work opens many doors — including the one to the schoolhouse. Professionals who read between the lines and care unconditionally can find great satisfaction in school social work, providing critical guidance to the next generation of students.
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.
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.
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.
There’s nothing like curling up with a good book during the cold winter months. The hardest part is choosing which book. We thought we’d make that a little easier for you by compiling a list of books every social worker should read and reasons why they are worth your time.
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.
On January 14 at the Society for Social Work and Research External link (SSWR) annual conference, the American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare External link (AASWSW) announced the Grand Challenges Initiative External link . This initiative aims to invigorate social progress by using science and research to crack the most serious societal ills that social work can — and should — address.
At the MSW@USC, our field placement team works with you to find a placement where you will be supervised and mentored by professional social workers who support your education and develop your practice skills. The five agencies that follow are just a handful of our amazing partners.
Social work is a fast-growing field, composed of intelligent and emotionally strong professionals that represent the populations with the most need. It is a profession that historically produces agents of change who are not afraid to challenge antiquated policies, fight for social justice, and make the world a better place. Below are five of many reasons why social workers do what they do, and enact the change they want to see in the world.