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20 02, 2018

Referral Specialist

2018-01-06T01:47:58+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

What do Referral Specialists do? Referral specialists typically work in an office setting within the medical field. They are in charge of insurance approval for patients to see a specialist and also they handle the pre-authorization for certain procedures. They are in charge of gathering financial information on patients and making sure they are aware [...]

19 02, 2018

Patient Advocate

2017-12-17T22:27:25+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

What does a Patient Advocate do? A Patient Advocate is employed and paid by the hospital to help patients. They take complaints of patients or help with communication between staff and patients. The medical world is confusing so they step in to break down the pieces or steps for the patient. Patient advocates can work [...]

22 05, 2017

Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills to Children with Disabilities

2017-11-03T20:05:00+00:00By |Advocacy, Bullying, Industry Articles & Topics|

What is Self-Advocacy? Self-Advocacy is empowering individuals with special needs to stand up for themselves and what they want in their life. Giving them the tools and resources to do this will help them be better self-advocate’s and protect them in situations where bullying may occur. Here are some suggestions to help build these skills [...]

5 03, 2017

A Social Worker’s Advice to Parents with a Special Needs Child

2017-12-07T21:22:22+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Working with parents of children with special needs can be challenging. Fortunately, there are many resources for parents of children with disabilities. Here are few things parents often needed to be reminded of when raising children with special needs: Don’t Let Typical Parents or People in the Community Get You Down It is hard at [...]

3 03, 2017

Overcoming Language and Communication Barriers in Social Work

2018-05-31T15:32:48+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Overcoming Language and Communication Barriers in Social Work Imagine walking into a room full of people who are speaking a language that you don’t understand. How would you feel? Would it make you anxious? Would you feel lost? Working in the social work field it is inevitable that you would run into a client who [...]

31 01, 2017

Creating an Individual Education Plans (IEP): What Do Families Need to Know?

2017-12-07T21:16:35+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

What is an Individual Education Plan (IEP)? An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is an education plan for your child developed by the school district. It is a document that is a written record of the decisions reached at the meeting for a student who will receive special education and related services. IEP is under Part [...]

17 01, 2017

How Becoming a Social Worker Helped Me Navigate the World of Disabilities for My Son

2017-12-07T20:22:30+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

How did becoming a social worker help me navigate the world of disabilities for my son? Here is a little bit about our situation and what lead us down this road and why becoming a social worker was so important to me. Background on Myself: I work as a family resource specialist for a Non-for-profit. I [...]

2 01, 2017

Interested in Becoming a Social Worker? Find Out Why I Became a Social Worker

2017-12-07T20:19:08+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Interested in Becoming a Social Worker? Here is my story why becoming a social worker was my calling. I hope it inspires and gives hope. My dad’s side of the family was always very interesting to me. He was told he got off the bus as a child and went immediately to foster care because [...]

30 11, 2016

You Know You’re A Social Worker When…

2016-11-30T20:54:02+00:00By |Careers|

Top 20 Signs You Know You're a Social Worker See more articles from >> You think $30,000 (or if you're lucky, $40,000) a year is A LOT. You often work two or more jobs to make ends meet. You can turn anything negative that a client says into a positive. You laugh at somethings [...]

8 06, 2016

The Five Stages of Grief: A Social Worker’s Struggle with Epilepsy

2017-03-08T19:59:22+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Grief And Loss Theory in Social Work Practice Contributed by Jennifer Yoffie, MSW. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, barraging, depression, and acceptance. In my case, the grief was dealing with the onset of my son’s seizures and his diagnosis of epilepsy. I went through the stages in order for the most [...]

28 04, 2016

8 Valuable Resources For Parents of Children with Disabilities

2018-05-30T21:44:54+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Navigating the world of disabilities can be overwhelming and sometimes a full time job for some parents or caregivers.  Here are just a few resources that have been family tested that may help in this process. United Healthcare United Healthcare grant is an awesome grant for parents who have private insurance.  The application process [...]