USC Upstate Child Advocacy Studies Focuses on Prevention

June 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm

As the Spartanburg community sees an increase in child abuse cases, USC Upstate is focusing on prevention.

In an interview with the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Dr. Jennifer Parker, director of the Child Advocacy Studies Program, talks about the launch of the University’s Child Protection Training Center that includes a mock house with simulated crime scenes and a mock courtroom. The center will provide students and professionals with hands-on simulated training.

Read more in the Herald-Journal.

Laura Jennings, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Publishes Paper on “Fatness”

February 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Jennings LauraLaura Jennings, an assistant professor of Sociology, has published a paper titled, “Visual Representation of Fatness and Health in High School Texts.”

The article was published in “Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society.”