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12 11, 2018

5 Social Work Hashtags You Should Follow

2018-10-04T15:09:30+00:00By |Advocacy, Industry Articles & Topics|

If you’re looking for social work related content on the vast world wide web, hashtags are a great way to find sources from various social media platforms and blog posts. Following a social work hashtag is an easy way to seamlessly integrate social work content into your existing Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. You can [...]

23 08, 2018

Helping Incarcerated Women: Social Workers in the Justice System

2018-08-21T18:28:53+00:00By |Advocacy|

Social workers provide vital support to incarcerated women in the U.S. prison system where, according to data released by The Sentencing Project, women now make up a larger proportion of the inmate population than ever before. When working with incarcerated women, social work professionals must be able to understand their clients' unique needs and the life issues [...]

19 04, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

2018-04-19T20:38:39+00:00By |Advocacy, Industry Articles & Topics|

  Illustrating the need for sexual violence awareness and considerations for social workers (and other mental health providers) to become involved in offering support and solutions to alleviating the pain experienced by victims and survivors. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Incidences of sexual violence is increasingly prevalent and does not discriminate affecting people regardless [...]

29 06, 2017

Career Spotlight: Community Organizer. How Social Workers Can Make an Impact

2017-03-31T01:01:57+00:00By |Advocacy, Careers|

What is a Community Organizer? Organizing people has long been a part of the U.S. politics. The community organizer encourages people to take collective action. From suffragettes demanding votes for women to the countless strategic collective actions taken as a part of the civil rights movement, to the recent protests against the “Muslim ban” at international [...]

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 [...]

28 04, 2017

Advocacy in Action: Behavioral Health Care Manager, CMS-1654-P

2017-12-07T18:35:14+00:00By |Advocacy, Industry Articles & Topics|

The National Association of Social Workers has put out a call for social workers to inform themselves about the behavioral health care manager position and advocate for social workers to be included in the language and official job requisites for this title and funding eligibility. The NASW urges that “this is an opportunity for social workers [...]

20 04, 2017

Working with Clients Who Exhibit Paranoia Symptoms: A Social Worker’s Experience with Paranoia

2017-12-07T21:21:10+00:00By |Advocacy, Ask A Social Worker|

Working with Clients Who Exhibit Paranoia Symptoms I have worked in Community Mental Health for a number of years, addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable populations in our society, and paranoia symptoms are something with which with I've become rather familiar. I’ve worked with folks who have refused to use computers and phones, [...]

13 04, 2017

Social Work Ethics: Q & A on Social Work Practice

2018-05-31T16:13:13+00:00By |Advocacy, Ask A Social Worker|

Setting the Right Boundaries in Social Work Practice Ever since I became a social worker, my friends have come to me for “free” help and therapy. I used to enjoy it but now I find that some of them have become dependent on me. Any advice on how I can get them to stop using [...]

23 03, 2017

Social Workers Help Promote Positivity and Hope: The Hope Kaleidoscope

2017-12-07T20:13:03+00:00By |Advocacy, Ask A Social Worker|

The Goals of Social Work: The Hope Kaleidoscope We can think about the goals of social work - whether clinical, community, advocacy, or teaching - as a mutually transformative process. No matter the scope of your social work specialization, what we do impacts the world around us and subsequently ourselves - it both emanates and [...]

27 02, 2017

Advocacy In Action: Social Work Student Loan Debt

2018-05-31T16:00:58+00:00By |Advocacy, Industry Articles & Topics|

How Student Loans Affect Students Being a social worker is a multifaceted role that requires caring, committed, and educated people to deliver the crucial services to populations in need. Most social work positions require an MSW at entry level or to advance, while the cost of graduate social work education is on the rise across [...]

12 01, 2017

Native American Water Rights: Social Work Advocacy In Action and The Dakota Access Pipeline

2017-12-07T19:27:34+00:00By |Advocacy, Industry Articles & Topics|

The Issue: Native American Water Rights Social workers are dedicated to advocacy and action in service to marginalized and oppressed groups, which can include the Native Americans and Native American Water Rights. Native Americans, or First Nations peoples, a diverse array of tribes, cultures, and traditions, have been among the most oppressed and injured groups in [...]