Becoming a Social Worker

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28 12, 2018

Top 5 MSW Programs for Working with Traumatized Populations

2018-11-07T19:02:31+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

From interpersonal violence to natural disasters, traumatic experiences are wide ranging. Trauma can impact any member of society and even be passed down through generations. While trauma is universal, some groups of people are more vulnerable to trauma’s effects than others. Traumatic experiences can have a serious impact on a person’s mental health, social functioning, [...]

11 12, 2018

Top 5 MSW Programs for Working with Aging Populations

2018-11-01T19:06:35+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

As the Baby Boomers generation enters retirement and the later stages of life, there is a critical need for social service providers with specialized experience in working with aging populations. Elderly individuals often have complex needs related to healthcare, mental health, social connection, living independently, and navigating end of life processes. Prospective MSW students seeking [...]

19 11, 2018

5 Annual Social Work Conferences You Should Attend

2018-10-04T15:10:28+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

For social work professionals, there are many reasons to attend an annual conference hosted by a social work professional association. Social work conferences offer many opportunities to connect with colleagues in the field through networking and social events, keep up to date with cutting edge research by attending paper and poster presentations, engage in [...]

13 11, 2018

Top 5 MSW Programs for Community Practice

2018-12-31T18:44:51+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

A degree in social work leads to a diverse array of career options, spanning from individual practice to community-based work and policy development. Social workers who have the appropriate training and skills in macro-level practice are being hired to lead organizations, analyze and develop policy, conduct cutting-edge research, and design effective programs. For prospective social [...]

15 10, 2018

Alternative Jobs for Social Workers

2018-10-17T17:08:26+00:00By |Careers|

One of the greatest advantages of a social work degree is the flexibility in job options available to graduates. Social work skills can be applied to a number of professional positions, allowing social workers to explore a diverse range of job opportunities, and have the flexibility to choose to try something new. Many candidates are [...]

13 03, 2018

Title IV-E Stipend Could Help Pay For Your MSW

2018-03-13T21:37:50+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

For prospective social work students with an interest in working in the field of child welfare and child protection, the Title IV-E stipend program is able to provide financial and educational support through participating universities in the United States. What is the Title IV-E Stipend Program? In the late 1970’s, government officials and child welfare [...]

4 04, 2017

New to Social Work? Start Here

2017-12-07T19:28:42+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

On Being New to Social Work Whether your title is therapist, counselor, case manager or the like, becoming a social worker the field can be scary. You question your skillset, your ability to best help your clients, if you’re prepared enough, if you can handle difficult situations, which techniques to use, which theoretical framework is best, what that [...]

22 02, 2017

Community Social Worker: Is it the Right Career for You?

2017-02-22T19:28:29+00:00By |Careers|

If your passion is to help whole communities or raise the profile of hard-working not-for-profits, a career in community support and outreach could be the right career path for you.  Are you a big picture thinker — the kind of person who understands the impact that not-for-profits and government organizations can have on those in [...]

19 01, 2017

Find Out Why You Should Apply for a Social Work Internship

2017-12-07T20:32:16+00:00By |Careers, Industry Articles & Topics|

Why Social Work Internships Are Necessary Before you are ready to start your career in social work, you must first have experience applying what you learn in the classroom to a real-life environment. Most social work degree paths require that students undergo a period of social work field placement via social work internships, which represent opportunities [...]

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 [...]