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 [...]
Early Childhood Trauma: The Misinterpretation of Misbehavior in Young Children. How Social Workers Can Help!
Early Childhood Trauma: The Misinterpretation of Misbehavior in Young Children According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education. During the 2013-14 school year over 6,700 children attending public pre-school were suspended 1 to 4 times from school. Yes, that’s right – PRESCHOOLERS suspended from school. There are various systemic reasons contributing to the [...]
Awareness of Multiple Women's Issues Every year when October rolls around, I begin to notice hints of pink on the television, in businesses and storefronts, on online banners and Facebook photos. October is, of course, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is the color that has come to be associated with the cause. And, October [...]
Abuse within the LGBTQ Community: How Social Workers Can Help Although domestic violence is more commonly associated with heterosexual relationships, there is strong evidence that intimate-partner violence is just as prevalent within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Social workers working with this community must be aware of specific ways domestic abuse may affect [...]