Students explore how journalism can drive policy change on social issues
USC symposium offers research on homelessness, child welfare and immigration for faculty and local officials.
Teaching social and emotional skills may contribute to academic success
A holistic approach to education is needed to nurture the skills, researchers find.
Alumna turns childhood trauma into activism
Abused as a youngster, Crystal Anthony finds purpose by helping others as a social worker.
Parents’ yelling takes heavy toll on teens
Their muted emotional response may actually signal aggression toward father or mother, USC study finds.
A closer look at childhood obesity: In many groups, it’s still on the rise
Reports of a slowdown don’t tell the whole story, USC analysis shows.
Internet search tool takes on human traffickers
Three-year project offers law enforcement a way to catch criminals and reach out to underaged victims.
Building confidence in foster youth through caring relationships
Gift from USC alumna and former foster child will endow a new program at USC Telehealth.
Infants in California remain at high risk for maltreatment
New study affirms that society needs better coordination of available services to ensure the safety of children.
Children suffer in shadow of parent’s unauthorized immigration status, USC-UCLA study finds
The report supports the administration’s plans to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Child welfare researchers explore opportunities, challenges
Dean Marilyn Flynn moderates a meeting of top LA County government officials.
Social work students partner with police to take down crime
Gardena intervention program turns from the punish-first-and-rehabilitate-later approach.
California teens from military families at higher risk of suicidal behaviors, study finds
Researchers from USC and Israel urge increased screening of military-connected adolescents.
Series exposing fatal flaws in Florida child services wins Selden Ring Award
Miami Herald team is honored by USC Annenberg for investigative journalism that led to changes in state policy.
There are two sides to social services issues
Training USC students at government and community agencies can sharpen clinical skills.
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.
Fighting modern slavery through technology
The technological tools that make it possible for traffickers to communicate with people can also be used to disrupt the illicit trade.
Gov. Brown honors Trojan for child welfare research
The assistant professor has worked with other researchers and state leaders to link massive sets of data on child welfare and well-being.
Study aims to help both mother and child
Ferol Mennen will test a group therapy approach to treating depressive symptoms and improving parenting skills among mothers in Head Start.
Lost boys find a home in alumna’s documentary
A documentary produced by a USC Dornsife alumna paints a poignant picture of troubled boys in Pakistan.
School transition linked to victimized military students
Military-connected students in middle and high school were more likely than nonmilitary students to be physically victimized, a new study reports.
Storytellers inspire action through film
The lab’s mandate is to embed the kinds of facts and information that can motivate awareness and behavioral change into engaging cinematic experiences.
Duo breaks down big data to advance research
Researchers at the USC School of Social Work are developing a repository to integrate data across state and local agencies to improve services for families.
Data sharing serves a purpose for child welfare expert
Nearly 900,000: That’s how many infants, toddlers and preschoolers are in Los Angeles County right now.