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Policy/Law
social work and LAPD partnership
Jennifer Avalos believes that police officers are being asked to do too much, without the proper training, and that the solution for communities involves social work assistance and collaboration. (Photo/iStock)

USC social work students and faculty impact law enforcement through internships

An initiative of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work builds partnerships with law enforcement agencies, training them on officer wellness, mental health and social work practices.

Health
Telehealth social work mental health
Master’s-level interns at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offer therapy online to more than a hundred patients each week. (Image/Courtesy of USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work)

They combat the stress and anxiety of hundreds of Californians — from their own homes

As the new coronavirus spreads across the world, the telehealth clinic at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work sees increased demand for counseling related to stress and anxiety.