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8 04, 2019

BridgingApps: An Online App Search Tool for a Variety of Social Work Needs

2018-10-05T18:14:34+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Recent advances in technology have created opportunities previously unimaginable. We can video-chat with loved ones in real time across the world, control our homes remotely, and do much of our banking and shopping online. The power of the smartphone, and the many applications available for download, has also created new opportunities for maintaining and improving [...]

4 03, 2019

March is Social Work Month

2019-03-06T19:15:25+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Recognizing The Field ...AND Sacred Heart University for Waiving MSW Application Fees In Recognition of Social Work Month. It is a time when the nation’s 650,000 social workers are recognized for their efforts as community leaders, champions and advocates for social justice, welfare and During social work month, many of the nation's social work [...]

22 01, 2019

Fellowships for MSWs Part 2: Specialized Opportunities

2018-10-04T19:17:58+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Many social work fellowships are offered to students and graduates interested in working with particular populations or within certain practice arenas. Currently, several fellowships focus on aging, due to the great need for social service workers in this area. A number of other fellowships focus on public policy and and leadership development in the social [...]

21 01, 2019

Fellowships for MSWs Part 1: Social Justice Opportunities

2018-10-04T18:31:25+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Numerous fellowship programs actively recruit Master of Social Work students and recent graduates. Fellowships offer social work students and graduates an opportunity to advance their skills during or after graduate school, usually with a focus on mentorship and learning in action, with financial support. These opportunities allow students and recent graduates to gain invaluable work [...]

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 [...]

3 12, 2018

The Grand Challenges for Social Work

2018-10-04T15:14:15+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

What is the Grand Challenge Initiative? Social workers are needed now more than ever to tackle the world’s complex, global, and inter-related problems. Research has shown that social workers have positively transformed society during the profession’s last century of history. Now, social work practitioners and scholars are looking toward the future impact of social work [...]

26 11, 2018

How to Find a Licensed Social Worker Near You

2018-10-04T15:11:25+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social workers assist organizations, communities, groups, families, and individuals in a variety of ways. Whether you’ve experienced a traumatic crisis or are just in need of additional family support, social workers are able to help by providing counseling and psychotherapy services, connecting clients to resources, and advocating for clients’ needs. The first step to 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 [...]

12 11, 2018

5 Social Work Hashtags You Should Follow

2019-01-14T19:41:13+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 10, 2018

5 Social Work Leaders to Follow on Twitter

2018-10-23T13:45:52+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

The internet age has provided social workers a variety of social media platforms to share their viewpoints, practice experiences, research findings, and more. Leading social workers are taking to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to connect with followers interested in social work topics - from clients to colleagues and everyone in between. If you’re interested in [...]

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 [...]

30 07, 2018

The Benefits of Social Work: Why You Should Invest in an MSW

2018-06-11T17:25:27+00:00By |Careers|

A career in social work offers an array of emotional and intellectual benefits, and a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) is your ticket to a long and rewarding professional journey. If you’re searching for a meaningful, in-demand career that offers variety and the opportunity to make a real difference, social work may be a perfect fit. There’s no doubt social work is emotionally [...]

19 06, 2018

How Long Does It Take to Complete a Master’s of Social Work (MSW)?

2018-02-22T22:50:54+00:00By |Education|

How long does it take to do a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) program? What are the degree and educational requirements and the long-term career benefits? The degree requirement for social work and educational requirements for social workers vary according to what area graduates wish to practice in and at what level. A common question for aspiring social workers is how long it [...]

4 06, 2018

What Can You Do with a Social Work Degree?

2018-06-25T16:55:53+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

A Master’s in Social Work (MSW) enhances a social worker’s career in countless ways, opening doors to new professional pathways, opportunities, and specializations. Your Career Outlook with a Social Work Degree An MSW is an important long-term career investment that will greatly improve your career outlook as a social worker. It can help you practice at a higher level, command a [...]

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 [...]

7 03, 2018

How an MSW Can Improve Your Conflict Resolution Skills

2018-02-22T23:43:37+00:00By |Careers|

Conflict resolution is an essential part of social work practice today, but one that can frequently be mishandled. Social workers must learn to use conflict resolution to help their clients and resolve issues constructively. Undergoing a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) can help social workers develop these critical skills. Conflict resolution is an inherent part [...]

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. [...]

12 01, 2018

8 Benefits of Getting Your Master’s in Social Work Degree

2018-12-18T19:36:32+00:00By |Careers, Education|

You can work and remain gainfully employed as a social worker with a bachelor's degree. However, if you wish to really further your career and work in a clinical setting, then a masters in social work (MSW) degree is essential. Through a master's degree, you can specialize in a particular area and even advance to [...]

22 03, 2017

Social Work Specializations and How to Pick The Right One for You

2017-12-07T20:11:43+00:00By |Careers|

Social work is one of the most diverse and expansive professions of today. Social workers have roles in almost every major industry and setting, from hospitals to military bases, legal agencies to rehabilitation centers, schools to private psychotherapy practice, and much more. With such a pervasive and far-reaching profession, and limits on the time and [...]

12 01, 2017

How to Choose the Right Social Work Degree Path for You

2017-12-07T21:26:41+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Degree Facts and Statistics According to the U.S. Department 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 a social work degree. Professional social workers are highly trained and [...]

6 12, 2016

Why Your MSW Field Education Matters

2016-12-08T20:29:04+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Your MSW Field Education: Benefits and Why It Should Matter To You Field education, also referred to as practicum, fieldwork or field experience, is the hands-on training portion of your graduate program. It’s also a vital part of gaining firsthand experience in the field, along with a better sense of the career opportunities in social work and the [...]

2 12, 2016

What Types of Jobs Can You Get with an MSW?

2017-08-13T16:23:30+00:00By |Bullying, Careers|

Before embarking on the journey of graduate level social work education, many potential candidates wonder what they can expect from a social work career. While nearly everyone is familiar with the term “social worker,” this position title can be applied to a wide range of MSW jobs for the graduate, and there are many other [...]