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

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

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