We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Toolkit


As the country transitions into the new presidential administration, it’s impossible to ignore the general restlessness in the air. People are walking around more highly charged than ever before as national identity enters a state of flux and personal futures are held in the balance. Many are reporting symptoms such as pressure in the chest, … Continue reading We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Toolkit

Film Screening & Panel: Resilience


On November 16th, The NASW USC Unit, Black Social Work Caucus of USC, and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association screened the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.  The film screening was followed by a panel discussion that explored the biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect, and … Continue reading Film Screening & Panel: Resilience

Grief and the Holidays


Whether you are newly grieving, or remembering someone who died long ago, the holidays can bring about many unexpected emotions. The weeks leading up to the holidays are filled with visual cues and smells that can touch memories you thought were safely tucked away in your heart. Social media, television, and movies containing pictures and sound … Continue reading Grief and the Holidays

8 Simple Ways to Prioritize Wellness


The tragic acts of violence exposed over recent weeks and months have once again left the nation reeling with anger, pain, grief, and distress. As we attempt to cope with the trauma and violence that we are constantly exposed to in our lives; as we comfort our friends, family members, and colleagues, who are also … Continue reading 8 Simple Ways to Prioritize Wellness

Paper Tigers Film Screening Sparks Dialogue in LA


Over two hundred individuals gathered last week at the screening of the award-winning film Paper Tigers, in commemoration of the inaugural “All School Day” at the USC School of Social Work. The focus of the day was on public health and the importance of cultivating trauma informed communities. The event was hosted by the USC School of … Continue reading Paper Tigers Film Screening Sparks Dialogue in LA

2nd Community Roundtable


The Trauma Informed Task Force of Greater Los Angeles (TICTFGLA) held our 2nd Community Roundtable on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Hillsides, in Pasadena. Over 80 community members, service providers, and other interested professionals were in attendance. The theme of this roundtable was Community Trauma and Community Healing, and the goals included: Learn about the … Continue reading 2nd Community Roundtable