Stories by Cynthia Monticue:
Parents advise investigators on mental health treatment in children
Trials with Latina mothers take place in settings where the research can promptly benefit the patient.
Master of Social Work online program gets bigger and better
Five years after its inception, USC’s Web-based degree curriculum is stronger than ever.
National report urges U.S. to significantly revise prison policies
Rate of imprisonment has more than quadrupled in four decades, the report finds.
USC offers first MSW program within family services agency
It allows employees to earn an online degree while acquiring practical experience in social work.
USC center to launch Orange County veterans survey
The survey is a continuation of the work the center started last fall with a similar poll in Los Angeles County.
USC study intersects teen births with foster care in LA County
A first-of-its-kind study reveals new insights regarding births to teens involved with the child welfare system in Los Angeles County.
USC social work alums join state’s Hall of Distinction
The California Social Work Hall of Distinction honored social work leaders for their distinguished career achievements and exceptional contributions to social welfare in California.
Flynn named to new commission on child protection
Marilyn L. Flynn has been appointed to the newly created Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection.
USC professor named to ethics committee for space exploration
Lawrence Palinkas has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Ethics, Principles and Guidelines for Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflights.
Professor honored for work with foster youth
Wendy Smith Meyer, associate dean of faculty development, received the Nancy M. Daly Founder’s Award from United Friends of the Children.
Goldbach receives grant to study stress in LGBT adolescents
Jeremy Goldbach, assistant professor at the USC School of Social Work, has been awarded a grant to develop a measure of stress for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents.
In memoriam: Lillian Hawthorne, 88
Lillian Hawthorne MSW ’71, professor emerita and former assistant dean for student affairs at the USC School of Social Work, died on Feb. 20 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Social Work partners with King’s Centre for Military Health Research
The USC School of Social Work’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families announced a partnership with the King’s Centre for Military Health Research at King’s College London to bring together scholars in the United States, United Kingdom and around the world.
VetAdvisor to hire USC Military Social Work graduates
The USC School of Social Work and Three Wire Systems’ VetAdvisor, which provides proactive preventative care to veterans, has announced a partnership to recruit and hire military social work graduates for coaching services.
In memoriam: Richard Thor, 80
USC School of Social Work Board of Councilors member Richard (Dick) Thor ’58 died on Dec. 18 at his home in Redondo Beach after a battle with cancer. He was 80.
Social Work Partners With National Council
The USC School of Social Work has announced a partnership with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare as part of an ongoing commitment to the recruitment and retention of a strong behavioral health workforce.
Hassan Participates in Global Initiative Jobs Summit
Anthony Hassan, director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families at the USC School of Social Work, recently attended the Clinton Global Initiative America jobs summit, a meeting hosted by former President Bill Clinton on driving job creation and economic growth in the United States.
Jordan-Marsh Receives Distinguished Achievement Award
USC School of Social Work associate professor Maryalice Jordan-Marsh has received the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Nurses’ Alumni Association of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The honor recognizes an alumnus for making nursing a more visible profession through scholarship, education or practice.
Students Launch ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Website
The Military Acceptance Project, a new organization created by a team of graduate students at the USC School of Social Work, has launched a website designed to provide information, resources and support to service members about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Social Work Pioneers Honored
The California Social Work Hall of Distinction inducted seven new members, five posthumously, in a ceremony held Oct. 9 in Los Angeles, recognizing their unique contributions to improving social and human conditions.
Brekke Tapped to Give Rosen Lecture
John Brekke, the Frances G. Larson Professor of Social Work Research at the USC School of Social Work, will give the 2011 Aaron Rosen Lecture at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research in January.
Social Work Sets Virtual MSW Program
USC has announced a second virtual master’s degree program, this time at the School of Social Work.
School of Social Work to Offer $50,000 Fellowship
The USC School of Social Work has partnered with the American Case Management Association (ACMA) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to offer the first ACMA Social Work Fellowship, a post-graduate program that provides a deeper understanding of hospital social work and hands-on training in case management practice.
John Brekke Earns Investigator Award
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, a competitive, national funding program focused on addressing challenging health policy issues, has selected USC School of Social Work professor John Brekke to receive a grant to study mental health system transformation in America.