Adjunct Lecturer Gabe Crenshaw took part in the reality television show “Ink Shrinks” on the Spike network. The show’s premise is based on the idea that the body releases endorphins to combat the pain of getting a tattoo, allowing those undergoing the procedure to be more open to therapy. After having a therapy session with the client, the show's professional psychologists and tattoo artists work together to “prescribe” a tattoo designed to help clients heal by serving as everyday reminders of how far they’ve come.
This year's All School Day, “Race Relations in the 21st Century,” featured Compton Mayor Aja Brown and USC professors Manuel Pastor and Jody Armour, who discussed the state of race relations today and its possible the future.
MSW students teamed up with a local police department to develop an early-intervention program that pairs police with social workers to reduce the recidivism rate of youth cited for minor crimes.
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust has awarded $500,000, one of just five 25th Anniversary Grants, to the USC School of Social Work for scholarship support for veterans and military families.
- Master of Social Work