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“The training that occurs in PhD programs in any field is often about faculty mentorship and scholarship opportunities as much as it is about the actual coursework,” says Michael Hurlburt, associate professor and director of our PhD program. Social Work Scholarships, Social Work Programs, Social Work Research, Nursing Degree, Phd Student, Associate Professor, Human Services, Sociology, Social Issues

Should I Pursue a PhD in Social Work?

“The training that occurs in PhD programs in any field is often about faculty mentorship and scholarship opportunities as much as it is about the actual coursework,” says Michael Hurlburt, associate professor and director of our PhD program.

We’re exploring the social and cultural factors that contribute to the prevalence of suicide among men—and a few tactics for helping friends and family who may be struggling with mental illness. Social Work Research, Mental Issues, Mental Illness, Vulnerability, Factors, Professor, Culture, Feelings, Space

Addressing the Epidemic of Suicide Among Men—and the Myth of Impulsive Suicide

“The most important thing that we can do is create the space for our friends and family to feel comfortable expressing vulnerability,” says Susan T. Lindau, adjunct professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Our latest article on the blog explores the social and cultural factors that contribute to the prevalence of suicide among men—and a few tactics for helping friends and family who may be struggling with mental illness. Click through to read more.

“As academics, with the good fortune of both library access and Google, we quickly found several nationally representative studies on this exact set of topics, with quite contrary results.” - Jeremy Goldbach, director of the USC LGBT Health Equity Initiative at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Social Work Research, Lgbt Youth, University Of Southern California, Good Fortune, You Sure, Disorders, Science, School, Health

Are You Sure More Than Half of LGBTQ Youth Have an Eating Disorder? Because Science Says Otherwise

Jeremy Goldbach is director of the USC LGBT Health Equity Initiative at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. The initiative leads scientific inquiry into the physical, emotional and social health of LGBT youth, adults and families, and guides best practices for achieving health equity for this population.

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USC professor and LCSW Jessica Klein weighs in on stalking in the age of social media

Unwanted phone calls or texts? Threats of violence or blackmail? If this sounds familiar, you might be a victim of stalking. Whether in person or on the internet, being stalked is a uniquely terrifying and isolating experience. Victims may be afraid to report their stalker out of fear of retaliation, or be unsure where the dividing line falls between innocent behavior and obsessive, potentially dangerous tendencies. But the more we talk about this behavior, the more we can do to stop it.

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Social Work Around the World: Cross-Cultural Collaboration in China

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Here’s to a sparkling #NewYear! And click through to check out our most popular blogs of 2017! Most Popular Blogs, Social Work Research, Check

Here’s to a sparkling #NewYear! And click through to check out our most popular blogs of 2017!

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Study will use new tool to identify causes, impact of stress on health of sexual minority adolescents

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Study will use new tool to identify causes, impact of stress on health of sexual minority adolescents

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Providing Care for HIV Positive Patients

The prognosis for people with HIV has dramatically improved since the 1980s. What has changed in HIV patient care over the last 30 years?

Latinas exposed to mindfulness-inspired practices tend to choose and buy healthier items at the grocery store, according to a new study published in AJPH. Social Work Research, Mindfulness Practice, Grocery Store, Latina, Yummy Treats, Study, Healthy Recipes, Canning, Inspired

Practicing Mindfulness Can Help Latinas Buy Healthier Foods

A new study shows that Latinas exposed to mindfulness-inspired practices tend to choose and buy more healthy items and are more likely to use a preplanned shopping list.

Most service members leaving the military and returning to San Francisco aren’t prepared for the transition home, even more so than veterans in LA, Orange County and Chicago, according to a new study from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Social Work Research, Bay Area, Orange County, Depression, San Francisco, Chicago, Study, Military, School

Bay Area Veterans in Bad Shape: Many are Jobless, Homeless, Depressed or Suicidal

Most service members leaving the military and returning to the Bay Area aren’t prepared for the transition home according to a new study from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

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Advancing the Science on LGBT Health

A population that has received far too little attention from researchers is emerging from the shadows thanks to a new initiative at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

To recruit and retain the best hourly workers, long-term care and senior living providers need to reassess their management and engagement strategies. How To Communicate Better, Social Work Research, Measurable Goals, Communication Process, Job Satisfaction, Long Term Care, Employee Engagement, Senior Living, Continuing Education

Peers Empower Peers Living with Mental Illness to Better Health and Longer Lives

A new model of care holds promise in improving the physical health of people with mental illness reports a USC study, published in Schizophrenia Research.

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Communities Offer Pathways to Health Equity

A new report contends that social inequities that lead to problems like poverty, a lack of jobs, inadequate housing and discrimination are to blame for the nation’s poor health.

The majority of calls the LA Fire Department receives is misdirected — only 1 percent is associated with actual fires. USC social work researchers will collaborate with the LAFD to help reduce the misuse of the city's emergency medical services. Social Work Research, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Department, Collaboration, Fire Dept

Reducing the Misuse of Emergency Medical Services

Researchers USC will collaborate with the LAFD to improve the city’s EMS by more effectively directing individuals to the appropriate services.