Connecting the Dots for Military Families

Professor Ron Avi Astor and his USC Building Capacity and Welcoming Practices project have successfully worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District and others across the state to identify and better serve military-connected students in public schools.

School Launches New Curriculum

Revolutionary changes in the U.S. health, education and welfare systems demand a different kind of social worker – one who has the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work in emerging and evolving areas. To address this need, we have redesigned our MSW curriculum, ensuring it is producing social workers prepared for current and future challenges.

First-of-its-kind Study to Focus on LGBT Service Members in Military

Researchers from the USC School of Social Work and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will collaborate on one of the first U.S. Department of Defense-funded research projects of the LGBT population in the military.

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.


Department of Children, Youth and Families

Our department of Children, Youth and Families focuses on prevention and early intervention, promoting and sustaining healthy families with diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Steven Su, MSW ‘13, works at a maximum-security prison counseling inmates on a multitude of mental health issues. By fostering meaningful bonds, Su is helping transform a devalued population.


A $100,000 grant from QueensCare will allow USC Telehealth to expand a new program to offer web-based mental health services to low-income parents and caregivers of special needs family members.