In the Media

Iowa State Daily
April 30, 2015
Iowa State Daily ran an editorial by USC School of Social Work student Jannie Heath about Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s proposal to cut poverty in half in the next 10 years. “If we can find one African-American voice per block and per neighborhood, we could exponentially increase awareness of the difficulties faced by minority populations. The same would also be true if we could find one Hispanic voice, one Asian voice, and one white voice per block and neighborhood,” she wrote.

ETR
April 29, 2015
ETR published a blog by Cary Klemmer, an MSW/PhD student at the USC School of Social Work, about the transgender health summit in San Francisco, where he presented some of the work he has done under the direction of Jeremy Goldbach of the USC School of Social Work, who was also mentioned. “In my personal experience as a health educator in HIV services, I’ve felt that the interventions and programming we’ve used were well-tailored to sexual minorities, especially gay men. But they have not been adapted as effectively to the needs and experiences of transgender people,” Klemmer wrote, emphasizing a need for more research.

Monrovia Patch
April 28, 2015
Monrovia Patch mentioned a USC School of Social Work team will monitor and evaluate a pilot program that provides mentoring and support services for pregnant and parenting transition-age foster youth exiting the Los Angeles County foster care system. Santa Clarita Valley News also carried the story.

The Chronicle of Social Change
April 27, 2015
The Chronicle of Social Change profiled Megan Healy, an alumna of the USC School of Social Work, about the training she received that prepared her to be an emergency response social worker investigator for the Department of Children and Family Services. “USC gave me the skills to be a social worker,” Healy said. “[The DCFS’ core academy] showed me how to use the skills.” The article was written by current USC MSW student Sarah Thomas as part of the Media for Policy Change course. Social Justice Solutions also carried the story.

BBC News' "Future Think"
April 27, 2015
BBC News' "Future Think" quoted Lawrence Palinkas of the USC School of Social Work about underground living spaces. He said a lack of sunlight can cause difficulty with sleep, mood and hormone function which can produce chronic diseases of different varieties. But, “timing and routine exposure to bright light that can mimic the properties of sunlight might enable people to live underground for long periods of time.”

U.S. News & World Report
April 20, 2015
U.S. News & World Report cited a study by Tamika Gilreath of the USC School of Social Work about teens from military families being at higher risk of suicidal behavior.

Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2015
Los Angeles Times featured the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC, including coverage of the panel about what it's like to be black in America, highlighting Terence Fitzgerald of the USC School of Social Work, who talked about his book "Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans." "Racism hasn’t changed. It’s just now more covert. The only difference is us and how we’ve reacted to it,” he said.

KPCC-FM
April 17, 2015
KPCC-FM (Southern California Public Radio) quoted Emily Putnam-Hornstein of the USC School of Social Work about the challenges in measuring the prevention of child abuse. "The classic challenge is how do you measure something that hasn't happened. We have federal measures, we have state measures, but they're really focused on what happens to kids and families once that first report to the child protection system has occurred," she said.

Health Canal
April 16, 2015
Health Canal featured research by Emily Putnam-Hornstein of the USC School of Social Work and Children’s Data Network that found 60 percent of infants in California who were reported to the child protection system for maltreatment were re-reported to CPS for suspected abuse or neglect within five years. “These data document that the child protection system is not in the position to directly serve every family that may need ongoing support,” she said. “This study underscores that we need a better understanding and coordination of available services to ensure the safety and well-being of children.” KFBK-AM/FM in Sacramento, Calif. also covered the story.

KPCC-FM
April 3, 2015
KPCC-FM (Southern California Public Radio) quoted CarolAnn Peterson of the USC School of Social Work about forcing the wife of LA Kings hockey player Slava Voynov to testify against him on felony domestic violence charges. Peterson says it’s unusual for prosecutors to force traumatized victims or victims who have reconciled with their husbands to testify. “I’ve seen some women take the stand and just not say anything,” she said.

Petoskey News
April 2, 2015
Petoskey News quoted Vern Bengtson of the USC School of Social Work on his research finding that secular households provide as solid an ethical framework as religious households. He said that upon interviewing many of these secular individuals, he learned that the atheist families tend to live their lives according to "empathetic reciprocity," which means treating one another the same way they would like to be treated.

About.com
April 1, 2015
About.com featured an article written by Karen Lincoln of the USC School of Social Work and the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging about long-term care options for low-income seniors. She writes that home- and community-based long-term care services are on the rise for older whites and that there’s a shift away from nursing homes. However, that’s not the case for seniors of color who are more likely to reside in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities with limited options for long-term care besides nursing homes.

Men’s Health
April 1, 2015
Men’s Health quoted Sherrie Wilcox of the USC School of Social Work and Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families about the invisible wounds of war. She said some veterans may engage in violent behavior, including domestic violence and risky sexual practices.

Chronicle of Social Change
March 31, 2015
The Chronicle of Social Change highlighted a USC School of Social Work panel discussion exploring how research can be used to improve public systems that serve children. The article mentions Dean Marilyn Flynn served as moderator, and Jacquelyn McCroskey was in attendance.

Sacramento Bee
March 28, 2015
The Sacramento Bee quoted Lawrence Palinkas of the USC School of Social Work about a murder-suicide involving a UC Davis veterinary student, citing him as an expert on the risk factors for mental illness. “The pictures certainly indicate that this individual had already imagined himself no longer living,” he said.

Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2015
Los Angeles Times quoted Lawrence Palinkas of the USC School of Social Work about a German plane crash that involved a pilot with psychological issues. “There is great reluctance to acknowledge problems that may impact your job,” he said. But the problems the pilot had went beyond depression or anxiety, he added, noting that the pilot was breathing normally for eight minutes as he set the plane on a crash descent while passengers screamed, suggesting a well-constructed, premeditated plan. Arca Max, Press Reader, Ready News, Sentry Review, Styrk, and Virginia Gazette also carried the story.

SocialWorkersSpeak.org
March 25, 2015
SocialWorkersSpeak.org mentioned the USC School of Social Work focused its annual All School Day on race relations in light of several incidents of unarmed black men being killed by police officers.

Stars & Stripes
March 24, 2015
Stars & Stripes featured a talk at USC by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The event was hosted by the USC School of Social Work's Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families about the need for supporting veterans – especially homeless veterans. The story noted that USC CIR oversees an advocacy group for veterans and military families, the L.A. Veterans Collaborative. USC President C. L. Max Nikias mentioned that the school has opened a resource center and career fair for veterans. Anthony Hassan of the USC School of Social Work was also quoted. The story was also covered by ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, Defense Communities 360, military.com, militaryspot.com, San Marino Tribune, Styrk, Task & Purpose, U.S. Department of Defense, veteranssafetynet.com and WN.com.

Huffington Post
March 22, 2015
The Huffington Post ran an op-ed by Eric Rice of the USC School of Social Work about the value of cell phones for homeless youth as a means to connect them to different resources. "Cell phones are a relatively cheap resource and they are a resource that these youth can leverage into jobs, housing and stable lives," Rice wrote.

BeFM's Morning Wave in Busan
March 20, 2015
BeFM’s “Morning Wave in Busan” (South Korea) interviewed Ron Astor of the USC School of Social Work about school violence. “When the students themselves know what to do and who to go to and they trust them, we see the bystanders--the ones that are watching, the ones that are reading it--play a big role in shutting down the bullying/cyberbullying problems. When they don’t like it, they go to the teacher; they tell their other friends to stop; they step up and become good citizens,” he said.

Atlantic
March 20, 2015
The Atlantic mentioned the online graduate program at the USC School of Social Work.

Los Angeles Daily News
March 20, 2015
Los Angeles Daily News cited a study by the USC School of Social Work finding that households unconnected to the Internet are most likely to bring broadband into their homes if parents believe it's essential to helping their children complete homework.

Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2015
Los Angeles Times featured research by Tamika Gilreath of the USC School of Social Work and colleagues finding that California high school students with a parent in the military are far more likely than those from civilian families to have recently attempted suicide. "They’re bearing the burden of our war on terrorism," Gilreath said. AlwaysResearching.com, The Briefing Room, Futurity, Health Canal, Imperial Valley News, Lodi News-Sentinel, Military.com, Reading Eagle, Stars & Stripes and Tribune News Service also carried the story.

SiriusXM Radio's Maggie Linton Show
March 18, 2015
SiriusXM Radio’s Maggie Linton Show interviewed Terence Fitzgerald of the USC School of Social Work about his new book “Black Males and Racism: Improving the Schooling and Life Chances of African Americans.”

Wall Street Journal
March 18, 2015
The Wall Street Journal ran a column by Karen Lincoln of the USC School of Social Work about the need to think about long-term elder care well in advance of needing it. "My father’s life taught me to work hard and to be self-sufficient. My father’s death taught me to have a long-term-care plan," she wrote.

Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2015
Los Angeles Times quoted Shane'a Thomas of the USC School of Social Work about the historical and cultural legacy of LGBT-friendly nightclubs. "We have to find a space to validate who we are," she said. "There's something about being around others like you, how great it feels to be affirmed in a place where people look like you."

Los Angeles Sentinel
March 12, 2015
Los Angeles Sentinel mentioned Karen Lincoln of the USC School of Social Work and the Advocates for African American Elders are conducting outreach and education initiatives to inform seniors about the new changes to Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Singtao Daily
March 10, 2015
Singtao Daily interviewed Caroline Lim, a PhD student at the USC School of Social Work, about how mental illness is regarded in Chinese culture.

Slate
March 10, 2015
Slate quoted Ruth White of the USC School of Social Work about depictions of manic-depressive disorder on the TV show "Empire." She pointed out the character Andre’s impulse buy of a brand new Lamborghini (at the same time that Empire is in a potentially dire financial crisis) as a key instance of him in a manic state. The article also mentioned White is the author of Preventing Bipolar Relapse.

Rafu Shimpo
March 9, 2015
The Rafu Shimpo quoted Carrie Lew of the USC School of Social Work about the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute’s screening of a documentary exploring trauma resulting from internment. “The Japanese Americans, half of whom were children, were incarcerated for up to four years without due process of law or any factual basis in bleak, remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. This compelling film depicts powerful personal stories, as well as the emotional impact the camp experience had on these individuals, which they carried with them for over 50 years,” she said.

Voice of OC
March 6, 2015
The Voice of OC mentioned a partnership between the USC School of Social Work and Project Kinship, which helps incarcerated individuals successfully transition to their community and navigate life outside the correctional system.

Blaze
March 6, 2015
The Blaze cited a quote and research from Vern Bengtson of the USC School of Social Work about the impact people’s relationships with their fathers have on their religious beliefs. “The quality of the relationship between the child and the parent affects the success or lack of success in transmission,” he told Christianity Today back in 2013. “Warm, affirming parents, especially fathers, tend to be the most successful.”

LearnU
March 6, 2015
LearnU quoted Anthony Hassan of the USC School of Social Work about a $4.5 million grant the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families received from the Department of Defense. “CIR and DoD share the same vision that education and training can be and should be advanced, using the most innovative technologies to train clinicians anywhere, anytime to be able to meet the needs of our military and veteran communities,” he said.

Fast Company
March 6, 2015
Fast Company featured research by Eric Rice of the USC School of Social Work and Milind Tambe of the USC Viterbi School, along with colleagues, to prevent the spread of HIV among homeless youth. Rice is studying social networks in that population; Tambe has developed an algorithm for modeling how HIV could spread through known contacts in the study group. "The program essentially calculates thousands and thousands and thousands of possibilities, and votes on the best choice," Rice said.

Antelope Valley Press
March 5, 2015
Antelope Valley Press quoted Eugenia Weiss of the USC School of Social Work about a veterans group with questionable credentials. “Someone with a diploma from wherever it is can call himself what he wants to. Whether it is legitimate, proven or up to industry standard is another matter,” she said.

Orange County Register
March 2, 2015
The Orange County Register interviewed Elizabeth Pringle-Hornsby of the USC School of Social Work about National Social Work Month and what it means to be a social worker. She said social workers must be knowledgeable about the resources available within the agencies they serve. “Sometimes it’s something as simple as referring them to a food bank or finding transportation or medical care,” she said. “You have to ask ‘Why is that family coming in to receive services? What can the agency provide?’”

Social Work Today
March, 2015
Social Work Today interviewed Kristen Zaleski about her research on whether social work students can learn empathy. She says she thought she was able to teach empathy, but the results of her study have "led [my colleagues and me] to more questions than it has reassured us about what we thought we knew."