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22 04, 2019

Why Social Workers Need Multiracial Competence

2018-11-07T18:53:26+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

A growing number of Americans identify as multiracial, and there’s evidence to suggest that by 2050 as many as one in five Americans might claim a multiracial background. Social workers who understand the complexities and concerns of multiracial people are better equipped to work with America’s increasingly diverse cultural populations. Our Multiracial Nation Barack Obama was, of course, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 08, 2018

Reducing Recidivism: How Social Work Helps Ex-offenders

2018-09-21T18:49:34+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, around two-thirds of the more than 650,000 ex-offenders released from prison every year are likely to be re-arrested within three years. Social workers can play an important role in helping to reduce recidivism rates through their involvement in social programs that help ex-offenders transition back into the community and by [...]

3 05, 2018

A Short History of Social Work: The Roots of Your Profession

2018-05-30T21:50:42+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

The History of Social Work The earliest origins of social work (dating back to the Middle Ages) were in church-based ministering to the poor, which evolved into the philanthropic and social justice movements of the 19th century. Today, social workers are still connected to these originating tenets of compassion, fairness and community progress. The modern social work profession grew from [...]

11 04, 2018

The Global Social Worker: What You Need to Know When Working Abroad

2018-05-31T15:51:01+00:00By |Careers|

What global policies and developments are shaping the social worker environment and how will these changes affect the way you help your clients? Global Shifts and Trends in Social Work There is a long tradition of social workers traveling overseas to apply their skills and acquire new ones in other countries and cultures. Global access has created [...]

10 04, 2018

Technology and the Future of Social Work

2018-05-31T16:21:03+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Technology is reshaping how every industry operates and social work is no exception. The rise and prevalence of new technologies are changing the way services are offered, and hence how social workers interact and communicate with their clients. Social workers need to keep up to date with these changes now and into the future. The [...]

10 04, 2018

How Technology Is Transforming Social Work Education

2019-04-15T22:12:58+00:00By |Careers|

What technological changes are shaping the way social work education is delivered to America’s next generation of social workers? Find out here. Just like other industries, social work is being shaped by the increasing adoption of new technologies. This is also true of social work education, where digital technology is changing how the next generation of social workers [...]

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 [...]

18 01, 2017

How to Become an Oncology Social Worker

2017-03-17T16:49:47+00:00By |Careers|

Oncology Social Work: What You Need to Know Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and receiving the devastating news that you have cancer. Your doctor will guide you through the medical treatment, but what about everything else you’re worried about or need to sort out? Who will help with decision-making? Who in your family should [...]

10 01, 2017

The Mental Health Needs of Juveniles in Detention

2018-10-09T02:07:20+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

How Social Workers Help Youth in Detention with Mental Health Issues The mental health of adolescent offenders has been identified as one of the single most important issues faced by the youth justice system today -- and social workers are playing a vital role. A report by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile [...]