National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement Moves to School

The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) is now housed at the USC School of Social Work. The renowned center is one of the leading organizations in the United States providing comprehensive crisis and bereavement resources and training to educators, school systems, governmental agencies and community organizations.

Report Highlights Challenges for Los Angeles County’s Aging Adults

A new report released by the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging found that while people in Los Angeles County overall are living longer, there are significant differences in health prospects for older adults of certain racial and ethnic backgrounds, depending on where they live in the county.

Kids in Military Families at Higher Risk for Variety of Problems

Growing up in a military family during times of war puts a sizable proportion of children at a greater risk for a wide range of negative outcomes – drug use, being bullied or carrying a weapon to school – compared to their nonmilitary peers, according to a new study by USC researchers.

School Launches New Online Nursing Degree Program

The USC School of Social Work is launching a new online nursing degree program, addressing health care needs in the context of society by offering a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for aspiring family nurse practitioners (FNPs). Graduates will help meet the increasing nationwide demand for advanced practice nurses in primary care settings.

School's Commitment to Racial Justice

The USC School of Social Work is dedicated to eliminating racial injustice and promoting an ongoing healing and reconciliation process to dismantle racism. This commitment is rooted in the belief that all members of our community are valued and needed to further the human rights and social justice mission of the school and our profession.


Department of Adults and Healthy Aging

Our Department of Adults and Healthy Aging focuses on the mental health and physical well-being of all adults. Areas of study include wellness, substance abuse, behavioral health and the Affordable Care Act.


Through his field placement with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, MSW student James Lopez walks the field, meets players, and stops by the stadium for work while promoting the foundation's community programs.


Ground-breaking research on local veteran transition challenges conducted by the school's military center will now be able to help those outside California thanks to a grant aimed at replicating the study in Chicago.