OCAC Newsletter

December 2015

Mindfulness in Everyday Living

NASW- OC event in collaboration with the OCAC Caucus

When: Saturday December 12

Time: 9 am- noon


Students: Free

NASW Members- $10


Rsvp: pringleh@usc.edu

or Facebook: NASW-Orange County Unit

Part Time Social Work Caucus

We'll be wrapping Christmas gifts for families in need.

Date: Thursday, December 17

Time: 7:15-11:30 a.m.

Location: OC Fair and Events Center

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP at ptswc@usc.edu by 12/4

Open for the first 25 people that RSVP.

Sexual Assault Counselor 48 Hour Training- Project HER

Sexual Assault Victim Services Program (through Community Service Programs)

Project HER. Heal. Engage. Respond

Begins Thursday, January 7,2015 and concludes on Thursday, January 28, 2015

Sessions are Tuesday and Thursday evenings form 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Saturdays

from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All sessions are required.

Topics will include:

Crisis intervention skills

Law enforcement, court and medical procedures

Child sexual abuse

Rape Trauma Syndrome

Acquaintance rape

Presentations by various agencies.

For more information, contact Vanessa Reyna: vreyna@cspinc.org

Learning support at OCAC

WALK-IN hours in SW Office 119; Wednesdays 5 p.m.—7 p.m.; Thursdays 4 p.m.—6 p.m.

with a writing coach

& Tuesdays 12 p.m. —1 p.m with a content tutor in Room 132

Writing Coach assists with responsiveness to assignment, grammar and style, APA format, Organization

Content Tutor assists with responsiveness to assignment, course content, and theories

Hailee Sattavara; Writing Coach; SATTAVAR@USC.EDU

Tues. & Thurs. SW119; 10 a.m. — 6 p.m

Wed. SW 119; 12 p.m. — 7 p.m.

Fri.—Sat. SW 110; 9 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Chelsy Duffer; Content Tutor; DUFFER@USC.EDU

Tuesday Room 132; 11a.m. — 1 p.m.

Wednesday Room 132; 1 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Friday Room 132;10 a.m. — 1 p.m.

Alycia Minshall; Writing Coach; MINSHALL@USC.EDU

Tues. SW116; 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

Thurs. SW 115; 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Sat. SW 116;10 a.m. — 3 p.m.

To view writing resources, or to schedule an appointment, visit http://libguides.usc.edu/socialwork/sowkwriting

Can’t meet? Email your paper, assignment guidelines, preference
of writing coach or content tutor, and due date to MSW.LEARNINGSUPPORT@USC.EDU

Questions? Please email: Vanessa Ault, Learning Support Admin Assistant @ vault@usc.edu

National Immersion Programs

Military and Veterans Policy and Practice

Washington, DC

Learn about the development and change of federal policies and programs for service members, veterans and their families, the roles of the legislative and executive branches of government in the development and implementation of policies affecting the Department of Defense, and the role of policy/advocacy groups. Enjoy site visits and seminars with guests from Congress, government agencies and policy/advocacy organizations.

More Information on the Military Immersion:

Fred Stone Tel: 970.631.4570

● E-Mail: fstone@usc.edu

Dan Hester Tel: 213.740.3939

● E-Mail: hester@usc.edu

Child Development and Social Policy

Los Angeles & Washington, DC

Learn about the cornerstones of the policy process, including how legislation is proposed and enacted, the roles of advocacy and lobbying organizations, and the challenges of policy implementation and evaluation. Enhance your understanding of government's role in child development policy gain insight about creating a game plan with tools they can use to influence the process and build networks

More Information on Child Development Immersion:

Penelope Trickett Tel: 213.740.8018

● E-Mail: pennyt@usc.edu

Dan Hester Tel: 213.740.3939

● E-Mail: hester@usc.edu

Please visit: https://sowkweb.usc.edu/global/national-immersion-programs

(Information for both immersions)

Save the Date!

The OC graduation celebration will take place on Wednesday May 11, 2016.

Come celebrate your accomplishment with your peers!

All OCAC students and their families, faculty, and staff are welcome!

More information to come.

OCAC Caucus is selling merch!

Have something to contribute?

Look for this newsletter at the beginning of every month! If you or your caucus have any upcoming events or announcements to add in the next issue, please email graceeka@usc.edu with the subject line "OCAC newsletter".

USC School of Social Work, Orange County Caucus

Director: Dr. Eugenia Weiss

Co-Chairs: Sarah McClellan & Jonathan Aspuria

Community Chair: Alexis Salas

Treasurer: Stephanie Arroyo

Secretary: Grace Kang

Foundation Year Rep: Alexandra Harris