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May 26, 2017

May is National Foster Care Month. Foster care can come in many forms — do you know about these 10 types?

To many, “foster care” denotes the concept of a caretaker taking in children in need until they can find permanent homes. However, there are many different types of foster care, from those based on medical need to those that involve family members or friends of the family looking after children due to unforeseen circumstances.

May 25, 2017

How can social work help veterans who are suffering from mental health issues? One USC MSW graduate seeks to answer that question.

As a former marine, Dexter Egleston, MSW ‘17, is intimately acquainted with the mental health needs of veterans. A recent graduate from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, he spoke with us about his journey to his Master of Social Work and his post-graduation ambitions.

May 23, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In an effort to clear up common misconceptions and promote increased awareness, we present 15 important facts about mental health.

Millions of Americans quietly battle mental health issues each year. Mental Health Awareness Month aims to destigmatize this condition by encouraging open conversations as well as developing and implementing effective methods for treatment.

May 22, 2017

Memorial Day was established after the Civil War to honor those who had died while in military service. It is observed each year on the last Monday of May. While non-military families often see Memorial Day as the first celebration of summer, those connected to the military are likely to see it differently.

May 19, 2017

This Military Appreciation Month, take time to reflect on the sacrifices that service members make to ensure our freedom with these 25 inspirational quotes.

During Military Appreciation Month, we honor the bravery of the servicemen and women who risk their lives on behalf of our country and citizens. We hope that these 25 poignant quotes will serve to remind you of the sacrifices that these extraordinary people have made in the service of freedom.

May 17, 2017

The Class of 2017 was privileged to have Suzanne Dworak-Peck deliver the keynote speech at its commencement on May 12. Dworak-Peck, whose name will forever be intertwined with social work and nursing at USC, bestowed some wisdom from her three decades of dedication and service as a professional social work practitioner.

May 15, 2017

Wendy Smith, a clinical psychotherapist, associate professor and dean at USC, has been a long-time advocate for young adults transitioning out of the foster care system.

May 11, 2017

In the latest installment of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Mustafa Özbilgin and Michalle Mor Barak discussed how to effectively institute diversity and inclusion on an organizational level.

Implementing the principles of diversity and inclusion into various aspects of society has long been a goal of social scientists around the globe. Yet in large private and public organizations, this goal remains elusive. Questions remain of how best to enact these principles and whether they imperative to growth.

May 11, 2017

For Mental Health Awareness Month, treat your mind and body with these 10 simple, relaxing activities.

Whether precipitated by school, work or personal relationships, stress is nearly ubiquitous to the day-to-day of adult life. While a very low level of stress may contribute to your productivity, letting it build up can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health, exposing you to a host of complications that are easily preventable.

May 11, 2017

Pineda walks us through the ins and outs of this initiative to ensure military children experience seamless academic transitions.

Too often, the sacrifices and obstacles of military children go unrecognized. These children move with their families every one to three years on average, and are likely to attend anywhere from six to nine schools between kindergarten and their senior year of high school.