Eric Lindberg is a special projects writer with USC University Communications. He previously worked as an editor and writer with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work from 2010 to 2017. He is a USC graduate with a degree in print journalism.
Stories by Eric Lindberg:
New program for the homeless nourishes body and soul
USC pilot project relies on the time-honored tradition of cooking and sharing a meal with others.
Laptop program narrows digital divide for college-bound foster youth
Nonprofit asks USC professor to evaluate the effect of giving computers to teens in the foster care system.
Students urge action on refugees who flee one of the world’s deadliest regions
Unaccompanied Central American children heading to the U.S. are the crux of research that began in a course on global social work.
Social work professor recruited for national mentoring program
The American Psychological Association taps Suzanne Wenzel to take part in an initiative focusing on HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations.
Putting people behind bars has hidden costs for society
New faculty member studies historical disparities related to the prison system and calculates the external costs of incarceration.
Study to explore gang life’s long-term effects on Hispanic women
USC researchers to study experiences of women first interviewed 15 years ago.
New smoking alternatives gain popularity among teens
The use of e-cigarettes and hookah by adolescents has grown in recent years.
Working at USC brings together professor’s ‘strands of life’
Experience in varied branches of social work gives Trojan the chance to help military veterans and launch a doctorate program.
Teaching social and emotional skills may contribute to academic success
A holistic approach to education is needed to nurture the skills, researchers find.
Alumnus seeks solutions to suicide risk in LGBTQ community
National crisis intervention organization offers hotline, other services to individuals.
How can social workers improve their skills?
Two USC scholars strive to redefine their practice and respond to complex challenges facing their profession.
Student finds shelter in homelessness research
Field work is a key for Jack Lahey, who’s seen as a good fit by USC School of Social Work associates.
A possible solution to ending homelessness begins with Housing First
A novel approach to the pressing social issue provides immediate access to housing and supportive services.
Adoptee explores childhood trauma in the hope of helping others
Master of Social Work student wants to prevent inappropriate placements for foster children shuffled through the system.
Researchers to gauge crisis services for sexual minorities
The Trevor Project offers a hotline and text-messaging services to individuals in need.
New book explores sacred side of therapy
Practitioners may have overlooked the key to psychological issues among their clients, USC author contends.
Is science a solution to social woes?
New faculty member takes on social problems that affect vulnerable populations across generations, including poverty, substance abuse and health.
Technology fuels fight against cocaine use in Mexico City
Researchers project words and images onto buildings in areas frequented by hard-core drug users.
Reviewing grants can be a painstaking process
Application guidelines are long and complex, but the devotion to detail has turned into an asset for academics at USC.
Scholars to explore child maltreatment in select neighborhoods
Duo’s grant is designed to develop the next generation of professional leaders in social work.
Dean Flynn inducted into Social Work Hall of Distinction
The honor recognizes stellar contributions to social justice and social welfare.
Gift will help older adults bridge the digital divide
Trustee and his wife want to advance research into the use of tablets by elders in Taiwan.
Why are endowed chairs important?
Faculty at the USC School of Social Work reflect on the importance of endowed professorships to strengthen and enrich the school’s programs.
Children’s Data Network to grow with help from Hilton Foundation
The groundbreaking project’s new funding will allow it to gather information on foster youths.