Social Work Issues

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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 [...]

20 12, 2017

The Importance of Taking Action in Social Work

2017-12-04T17:02:41+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

"Ethical Principle: Social Workers Challenge Social Injustice. Social workers pursue social change, particularly with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed individuals and groups of people. Social workers’ social change efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice. These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about [...]

12 05, 2017

A Social Worker’s Personal Reflection on Social Work Research: My Thoughts on Social Work Research as a Social Worker

2017-12-06T21:12:34+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

Social Workers and Social Work Research Social work as a profession is widely recognized as having a commitment to social justice and social change, to go beyond merely conducting research about individuals, groups, communities, to designing studies with and for the individuals, groups, and communities being observed through social work research. However, as social work [...]

31 03, 2017

Social Workers: Understanding Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivations

2017-12-07T20:12:55+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation Social worker issues: Whether you are a School Social Worker working with high school students, a drug and alcohol counselor working at an outpatient facility or a therapist working in private practice, it is important to know what motivates your client. This knowledge is vital to aid in the process of [...]

29 03, 2017

Domestic Violence Awareness: A Social Worker’s Reflection on Awareness Campaigns for Women’s Issues

2017-12-07T21:14:31+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

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 [...]

23 03, 2017

Social Workers Help Promote Positivity and Hope: The Hope Kaleidoscope

2017-12-07T20:13:03+00:00By |Advocacy, Ask A Social Worker|

The Goals of Social Work: The Hope Kaleidoscope We can think about the goals of social work - whether clinical, community, advocacy, or teaching - as a mutually transformative process. No matter the scope of your social work specialization, what we do impacts the world around us and subsequently ourselves - it both emanates and [...]

6 01, 2017

What Are Asylum Seekers? How Can Social Workers Help?

2017-12-07T21:28:10+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

An asylum seeker is an individual coming from all over the world seeking refuge in the United States based upon persecution they’ve experienced in their home country or permanent place of residence. Persecution may be based on the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Like refugees, asylum-seekers [...]

30 12, 2016

Social Work Issues: Working with Family Members or Friends as Interpreters

2017-12-07T19:56:11+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Clinical social workers and case managers working with diverse populations can expect, at some point in their careers, a need to work with an interpreter when a common language between client and clinician is not shared. In our article series, we are tackling a number of social work issues. In this article, we're tackling how [...]

9 12, 2016

Policy Brief: Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2015

2018-01-05T20:27:35+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker, Bullying, Industry Articles & Topics|

The Problem of Bullying in Schools The problem of bullying in schools is both a child welfare and an educational concern. Social work bullying can be a focus area. Students who are bullied are in danger of being physically and emotionally injured, in addition to the disruption bullying can cause in an educational environment. Students cannot [...]