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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.

YouTube about CWFL


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

New Home in Figueroa Building

CWFL Office at UPC Campus Will Move
to New Location May 20

With construction on the new University Village set to begin imminently, CWLF is moving to our new home in the Figueroa Building.

Fig Bldg

Now located on campus and near a parking structure, the Center will continue to serve staff and faculty from its' new location, starting May 21.

The Center maintains the same phone number and email address, but has a new mailcode and address:

3535 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 202
MC 1263
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1263

For directions, map and parking instructions,
please follow this link


Award-winning streak continues for CWFL

USC announced as 2014 National Award Winner of Psycholgically Healthy Workplace Award

CWFL highlighted for helping faculty, staff and their families manage work-life issues

AWLP Seal of Distinction

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2014 — In recognition of its efforts to create a healthy, high-performing work environment, the University of Southern California received the American Psychological Association's 2014 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 8. USC was one of only four employers from across North America to receive the award this year, winning in the government/military/educational institution category.

"Forward-thinking employers such as the University of Southern California are going beyond the typical wellness program to focus on a broader view of well-being," says David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, head of APA's Center for Organizational Excellence. "When an employer is truly committed to helping employees thrive, psychologically healthy workplace principles become ingrained in the very norms, values and beliefs that are part of the organization's culture. In turn, this helps employees perform at their best, on and off the job."

For more information about the award, follow this link.


USC Wins 2014 Work-Life Seal of Distinction from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress

CWFL Plays Integral Role in the Efforts that were Heralded

AWLP Seal of Distinction

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11, 2014 — WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that University of Southern California has earned the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness.

University of Southern California is one of 66 organizations to be honored March 20 at the Work-Life Awards Luncheon at the AWLP Work-Life Forum in Baltimore.

Begun in 2012, the AWLP Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace.

For more information about the award, follow this link.




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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