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In todays hectic world, the competing demands of work and family life can be more challenging than ever. The USC Center for Work and Family Life (CWFL) is a one-stop destination dedicated to helping you maintain a balance between your personal and professional lives.

We provide integrated services for the USC faculty/staff community and their families designed to support you throughout your work experience at USC. We understand that everyone has unique needs and faces different challenges. Whether you need support coping with personal or relationship issues, workplace conflict, a referral for dependent care or a workshop on stress management, you'll find the help you seek from one of our dedicated and highly trained professional staff members.

Our core services include brief, solution focused counseling for a wide range of personal and work-related concerns, consultative support for faculty, managers and departments, as well as a variety of programs and services targeted to help you find and preserve a healthy work-life balance. We also maintain an extensive network of additional resources for referral, both at USC and in the community.

2-Minute CWFL Overview

Here is a brief and informative video about our services, an interview with CWFL Executive Director John Gaspari, LCSW.

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Winner: 2014 National Award Winner
(American Psychological Association)

Winner: 2013 Best Practices Honoree
(American Psychological Association)

Winner: 2012 State Award Winner
(California Psychological Association)

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Noteworthy Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness month

This month is dedicated to promoting public awareness about domestic violence and informing communities about available resources to aid families dealing with a domestic violence crisis.

According to NCADV, domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.

To understand more about how you can identify and prevent domestic violence and intimate partner violence, read the full article here.

For anonymous and confidential help for staff and faculty at the University of Southern California, call the USC Center for Work and Family Life at (213) 821-0800


Starting July 7th

CWFL Announces On-Site Services at USC Center Downtown

USC Center Downtown

CWFL will begin offering on-site services at USC Center--Downtown every Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm--room to be announced. The first date of services there is July 7th.

If being based downtown leaves you feeling removed or distant from services at USC, then the Center for Work and Family Life would like to help you feel more connected.

Even if Thursdays are not a convenient day for you to meet with our staff downtown, our Figueroa Building office is physically closer than almost every other service of this kind, and can be accessed through a short shuttle ride, a secure video conference, or a private phone call.

The Center for Work and Family Life is committed to providing meaningful support in a safe and confidential setting, free of charge and readily accessible to all USC faculty, staff, and their benefits-eligible dependents.

To consult with one of our Licensed Professional Staff, call us today at (213) 821-0800, or email us at





Archive of CWFL in the News

We have created an archive of our most noteworthy events and happenings in our new WorkLife News page. To view our highlights, click here

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