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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

2018-11-07T16:02:39+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 [...]

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 [...]

5 11, 2018

5 Inspiring TED Talks for Social Workers

2018-09-26T21:41:38+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

For those looking to gain some new perspective on a certain topic, learn about innovative practices in a variety of fields, or hear fresh ideas on pressing social issues, TED Talks are a great place to start! With TED speakers from a variety of disciplines, TED offers a diverse array of voices and viewpoints [...]

25 10, 2018

5 Social Workers Featured in the Media

2018-10-23T17:00:29+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

As the social work profession has grown and gained recognition for the valuable work of its practitioners, social workers have recently become the subjects of documentaries, magazine articles, and other media pieces. These five social workers have been prominently featured in the media, bringing further recognition to the profession as a whole and to the [...]

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 [...]

11 09, 2018

Design Thinking for Social Work? Is there a Connection?

2018-09-11T14:42:35+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

  What is Design Thinking? Design thinking “is a methodology for creative problem solving.” It emerged in the last 20 years from a long history of innovators working to solve “wicked problems” in a variety of fields through highly creative approaches and methods most commonly used in design firms. The basic idea is that design [...]

7 09, 2018

Social Workers Recruited for New Positions Across the Nation

2018-09-11T14:50:50+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Across the nation, social workers are being recruited to apply their skills to the diverse human population at accelerated rates. The overwhelming mental and socio-emotional health needs of individuals in modern society create significant demand for the professional skills that social workers possess. In some cases, the amount of available social work positions has expanded [...]

28 08, 2018

Career Insights from 3 Leaders Who Are Changing Social Work

2018-08-22T14:19:04+00:00By |Careers|

A successful career in social work and advocacy can take many different directions – through politics, the nonprofit world and even clinical settings – all of which have unique requirements and roles. One thing remains true for all successful social workers though: a dedication to their cause. Below we highlight three influential agents of change who describe [...]

13 08, 2018

Educate Yourself: Exploring a Career in Advanced Clinical Social Work

2018-10-12T17:13:33+00:00By |Careers|

A career in social work offers many different opportunities, from helping society's most vulnerable to working with large, multinational corporations. One career pathway, which made the top 100 jobs in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report, is clinical social work. Where Do Clinical Social Workers Work? Clinical social workers typically work in: private practice hospitals [...]

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 [...]

23 01, 2018

Police Social Work in the News

2018-07-05T19:47:30+00:00By |Careers, Industry Articles & Topics|

Recently, police social workers have gotten increased attention in the news thanks to a bill introduced in New York City Council in December, 2017. The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Councilmember Mark Treyger, requires every police precinct in the city of New York to have a licensed clinical social worker on duty 24 hours a day. [...]

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 [...]

7 06, 2017

What Career Options Do I Have As A Social Worker?

2017-12-06T16:52:44+00:00By |Careers|

Careers in Social Work: Dual-Degree Options for Social Work Students Those interested in pursuing a social work education will likely become aware of a variety of dual-degree options offered by many universities and colleges, combining social work training with studies in another discipline. These programs allow students to earn two advanced degrees simultaneously, one of [...]

7 03, 2017

School Social Work or Counseling: What’s the Difference?

2018-05-31T16:10:12+00:00By |Bullying, Careers|

When looking at the many options of social work careers in therapy and counseling services, it is easy to get confused with the roles of a school social worker and a school counselor. There is some overlap in these two professions, but there are also distinct differences as well. Understanding how each one affects the [...]

1 03, 2017

How Social Workers Become Expert Witnesses

2018-05-31T16:18:12+00:00By |Careers, Industry Articles & Topics|

Social workers are increasingly required to appear in court as key expert witnesses. What does this involve and how do social workers become "court ready"? In recent years, social workers have become increasingly valued as expert witnesses across a wide range of areas including domestic violence, child welfare, parental rights, sexual assault, guardianship, mental and [...]

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 [...]

15 02, 2017

A Social Worker’s Guide to Immigrant Status Series: Part 1: Undocumented Immigrants

2018-01-05T19:18:23+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

In U.S. society, immigrants of all classes continue to be one of the most oppressed and marginalized groups due to structural disadvantages perpetuated by an immigration system that lacks an understanding of the global politics compelling migration patterns and fail to recognize the basic human rights of persons not born on U.S. soil. The knowledge [...]

23 12, 2016

Social Worker Job Descriptions: Everything You Want to Know to be a Social Worker

2018-01-05T19:49:54+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, social work is one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States. The profession is expected to grow by 19 percent between 2012 and 2022. More than 650,000 people currently hold social work degrees. Considering a career in social work? In this article, you'll find social worker job [...]

11 12, 2016

Helping Clients with Substance Abuse Issues

2018-05-31T15:54:19+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

  Alcohol and illicit drug abuse cost the U.S. healthcare system approximately $25 billion and $11 billion respectively. It's clear that substance abuse is an important issue.  For people considering social work as a career, there are many roles available within families and communities that are impacted by substance use disorders (SUDs). How Social Workers Help with Substance Abuse Social [...]