Naked Narratives


It could be your last break-up; the discrimination at your current job; or a familial relationship you still can’t come to terms with. Traumatic experience touches everyone and its origins are just as varied as the people it affects. Perhaps more insidious than the events themselves, are the uniquely haunting impressions left on our bodies—demons … Continue reading Naked Narratives

Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersectional Perspective


On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, TI Task Force Co-Chairs Susan Hess and Devika Shankar and Core Strategic Planning Committee Member Brenda Ingram presented at Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersectional Perspective. The event, hosted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) USC Unit, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association, and Relationship … Continue reading Intimate Partner Violence: An Intersectional Perspective

Trauma Informed Task Force Statement on Charlottesville Violence


Dear Community, Though over a week has passed since the violence in Charlottesville on August 12th, the trauma and pain are still fresh. This politically and racially motivated attack is, sadly, only the most recent act of domestic terrorism in a long history of hate violence perpetrated by sympathizers of extremist organizations that advocate for … Continue reading Trauma Informed Task Force Statement on Charlottesville Violence

TI Task Force in Cuba


Susie Hess, LCSW-IL, Danielle, Brown, LCSW, and Vanessa Peña, MSW, presented in Havana, Cuba at the conference for “Development and Perspectives of Social Work in Today’s World” from June 5-10, 2017. The conference was hosted by the 8th International Congress, 10th, National Congress of Social Work, and 4th National and International Congress of Socio-Occupational Therapy. … Continue reading TI Task Force in Cuba

Wellness for Professionals


On March 21, 2017, TI Task Force Core Strategic Planning Committee Member Nkem Ndefo and TI Task Force Advisor Elizabeth Eastlund presented on a panel at an event hosted by the USC Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work – Wellness for Professionals: Taking Care while Giving Care. The event began with a screening of … Continue reading Wellness for Professionals