This award is in recognition of Tory's over 13 years of training new generations of social workers dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence as field faculty, adjunct lecturer and field instructor for students at the USC School of Social Work, as well as Cal State Long Beach, UCLA, and Cal State Dominguez Hills Social Work programs.
In addition, Tory worked for over 12 years as a school social worker with the Long Beach Unified School District serving as Field Instructor for 28 MSW student interns; and as Lead Social Worker for 4 years, he helped lead a team dedicated to prevention and intervention across the district through federally funded grant programs, community collaborations, attendance initiatives, and site-based direct practice.
Since 2010, he has been an Academic Advisor and Field Liaison for Foundation and Concentration Year students and taught Integrative Seminar and Leadership courses for MSW students. In these positions, Mr. Cox helps train a new generation of social workers dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence.
His current work on non-profit boards includes: Standards & Practice Chair for the School Social Work Association of America, President of the California Association of School Social Workers, and Board Member/CEU Coordinator for End Abuse, Long Beach, a child abuse and domestic violence prevention council.
In 2010, Prof. Cox received the "Social Worker of the Year" award from NASW-CA's Region I, Long Beach Unit and "Most Inspirational Professor" for his work at the School of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach.
In his social work career, Mr. Cox has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in private practice, a Director of the Stevenson/YMCA Community School in Long Beach, and a Foster Care Social Worker and Recreation Director for Ettie Lee Homes for Youth, a group home agency.
To contact Tory: ToryCox@usc.edu.