Stories by Cortney Fielding:
First Human Services Clearinghouse in China Launched
Seeking easy access to culturally relevant social work practices, the USC School of Social Work and the Chinese Cochrane Center have launched the first online clearinghouse for human services professionals and policymakers in China.
USC Event Examines the Games People Play
It’s a pop quiz straight out of Workplace Relations 101.
Vega Honored for Contributions to Hispanic Mental Health
USC Provost Professor William Vega, one of the nation’s leading experts on health disparities affecting ethnic minority groups, has received the 2010 Research and Advocacy Award from the National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health.
Boxer lauds USC’s military social work program
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) delivered high praise for the USC School of Social Work’s military social work program and its students now preparing to serve the nation’s war veterans.
European Trip Immerses Students in LGBT Issues
Seventeen students from the USC School of Social Work traveled through Europe’s most socially progressive cities this summer, meeting with everyone from policy wonks to former prostitutes as they explored issues of sexual orientation and gender identity abroad.
Korean American network honored with community award
The USC School of Social Work’s Network for Korean American Leaders (NetKAL) fellowship program was honored for promoting service and leadership among young professionals during a gala in New York.
$7.6 Million Grant to Help San Diego Military Children
While lugging overstuffed backpacks loaded with books and binders to school each morning, students from military families also carry the invisible weight of a parent at war.
Ron Astor Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Ron Astor, the Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social Development at the USC School of Social Work, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion during its Los Angeles graduation ceremony on May 17.
A Focus on Foster Care
While many 18-year-olds spent the summer happily selecting the perfect sheet sets and shower caddies to brighten college dorm rooms, Jessica Chandler was homeless, hopeless and “waiting for the next bad thing to happen.”
Admiral Cites Challenges Facing Military Families
Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke bluntly about the strains placed on American soldiers and their families while the nation continues its ninth year of war in the Middle East during a recent town hall event hosted by the USC School of Social Work.
Military Official Visits School of Social Work
After returning from a particularly violent tour of duty in Iraq, Col. David Sutherland caught himself scanning the lakes and canals scattered across his Texas town.
Students to Explore Social Work in Europe and India
The USC School of Social Work will expand its international footprint this summer with the addition of new global immersion programs in Western Europe and India.
More Grants for Military Social Work Program
The USC School of Social Work has been awarded two new grants totaling $6.5 million for its military social work and veteran services teaching and research activities.
Network Launches Chapter in D.C.
Twenty-four new fellows in Washington, D.C., have been selected to join the fellowship program in the Network of Korean American Leaders based at the USC School of Social Work. Nearly half the fellows have political or government-related backgrounds.
Grant Funds Efforts to Prevent Stress Disorder
A USC School of Social Work professor will use a $1.8 million federal grant to help prevent long-term mental-health disturbances, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), from developing among the children in military families.
Patti, Ell Named Fellows of Social Work Society
USC School of Social Work Dean Emeritus Rino Patti and professor
Kathleen Ell have been named fellows of the newly formed American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare — the first national society honoring excellence in the research and practice of social work.