School of Social Work - News Bytes Volume 2, Issue 2 | March 2006
NASW Campaign Ad  USC Partners with NASW to Educate Public about Social Work

Social work has an image problem. Most people know social workers help people. But, few believe they, or their families, will ever need the assistance of one. Many Americans think most social workers are employed in child welfare departments and other government agencies that only assist disadvantaged families or those in dire circumstances, according to research conducted on behalf of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
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Spirituality Class Teaches Respect for Different Beliefs

A Swami, Catholic priest, Protestant minister, Rabbi and Buddhist monk each walk into a classroom. They are not the punch line in a joke, but rather the new teachers of spiritual diversity at the USC School of Social Work.
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 Buddhist Monks

Kids Fighting
 Research Suggests New Ways to Diminish School Violence

How do school officials know what kind of violence problem they might have? When does a specific school cross the line from having an average level of school violence to having a dangerous level of violence? What kind of violence prevention program will work?
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Mexican Kids  Mexico, Philippines Summer Classes Focus on International Social Work

The USC School of Social Work will offer two new study-abroad seminars in Mexico and the Philippines this summer, offering participants an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of another culture and different community development models of social service in an international setting.
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Hearst Foundation Funds Nurse Social Work Practitioner Scholarships

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded the USC School of Social Work a $200,000 grant to help recruit students to the first-ever Nurse Social Work Practitioner degree program. The grant will fund scholarships for nurses who want to pursue a new area of specialty practice that combines nursing with core social work skills.
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Rising Star
Esteban Juarez runs for NASW Board of Directors

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Alumni Notes
Buck Dodson
Suzanne Dworak-Peck
Amy Levin
Jan Nissly
Madelyne Pfeiffer

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In Memoriam
Chauncey Alexander
Sol Cordoba
Marjorie Tasem
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Did you know?

Did You Know?
The USC School of Social Work has established one endowed chair and six endowed professorships in the last decade. This reflects an overall increase from one professorship in 1978 to today’s total of eight endowed chairs and professorships valued at $8 million.