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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 [...]

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 [...]

7 11, 2018

The Potentially Devastating Long-Term Effects of Today’s Short-Term Immigration Debacle

2018-11-07T16:07:49+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

I fear What the past will do to me In the future - Yehuda Amichai, Concrete Poem Part 1 Through the Eyes of a Trauma-Informed Social Worker Last year, 20 years after receiving my Master’s Degree in Social Work I completed an 18 month certification in Child and Parent Psychotherapy with an emphasis on treating [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 09, 2018

Support and Networking Tips for Social Workers

2018-09-21T18:32:41+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Savvy social workers often seek out peer support, mentoring and networking opportunities. Who can you turn to for guidance and connections? Social workers do their best to meet the needs of others – every day, year after year. While this can be highly rewarding, it also puts you at significant risk of burnout if you don't feel supported [...]

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 [...]

21 08, 2018

Certificate Programs for MSW Students

2018-08-21T18:10:54+00:00By |Careers|

What is a Graduate Certificate Program? While researching Master of Social Work programs, you're likely to come across several certificate programs that schools of social work offer to complement or expand upon one's course of study. Certificate programs consist of a series of courses that provide in-depth study of a specific topic or area. Certificate programs [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 07, 2018

The Role of a Social Worker Today

2018-02-22T22:42:11+00:00By |Careers|

The role of social workers is dynamic and constantly evolving. International perspectives on social work highlight the critical, wide-ranging responsibilities of the profession worldwide. Social workers engage in far-reaching work. They are employed across areas as diverse as casework, counseling, education, research, policy development, community engagement, and advocacy, creating change from micro to macro levels. The principles [...]

22 05, 2018

Top Paying Social Work Jobs

2018-02-22T23:12:23+00:00By |Careers|

While social workers go into the field for love — not money — there are several high-paying jobs within the industry. An advanced degree can help graduates obtain them. There are many reasons people choose to pursue a social work career. Chief among them are the desire to help vulnerable individuals and communities, the wish to better society [...]

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 [...]

10 04, 2018

How Technology Is Transforming Social Work Education

2018-02-22T23:39:13+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 08, 2017

Dual Degrees in Social Work: Is it Right for Me?

2017-12-06T21:59:57+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Dual Degrees in Social Work: Is it Right for Me? Social work as a field of academic study is by nature interdisciplinary – it draws from various traditional academic disciplines, such as sociology and psychology, to form its educational foundation. Dual degrees in social work programs can be an option for further education. Social workers [...]

28 07, 2017

Bullying in Schools: How Social Workers Can Help Prevent It

2017-03-31T21:30:52+00:00By |Bullying|

Bullying in Schools: How Common is it? Bullying in schools has long been an issue that is dealt with by parents with their kids in one way or another when their child is school. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involve a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has [...]

25 07, 2017

How Important is Self Care for Social Workers?

2018-05-24T03:17:40+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Workers and Social Work Self Care Social work self care: Some years ago I owned and operated a yoga and wellness studio in my hometown. One day when I was participating in a Mindfulness and Meditation class there was construction going on outside affecting the building and our space. As we sat cross-legged, eyes [...]

21 07, 2017

Sensory Integration in Children. What Social Workers Need to Know

2017-03-31T18:38:39+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Understanding Sensory Integration and Processing: Why It Matters To Children Sensory integration: Any parent of multiple children knows that children (and adults for that matter) can interpret the same situation very differently. Who hasn’t heard, “You love ‘Carrie’ more than me” or “You never make John do chores but I’m always doing stuff.” If I [...]

18 07, 2017

Body Focused Repetitive Behavior: A Social Worker’s Guide

2018-05-24T02:59:06+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

What is Body Focused Repetitive Behavior? Body focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) or body focused repetitive disorder refers to a grouping of compulsive behaviors that damage an individual’s physical appearance through repeated negative tactile attention. These disorders are considered to be on the obsessive-compulsive disorder spectrum. BRFBs can take a number of forms, focused on different [...]

13 07, 2017

Career Spotlight: Working In Government Health and Human Services as a Social Worker

2017-03-31T01:29:12+00:00By |Careers|

While social workers may choose to work in the non-profit or private sector, there are many opportunities for social workers to be fruitfully employed in the public sector as well. Government Health and Human Services jobs are often negatively portrayed as bureaucratic and ineffective, the impersonal nature of which is at odds with the social [...]

10 07, 2017

Master of Social Work: Choosing the Right Specialization for You

2018-05-31T16:03:09+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Are You Considering Getting Your Master of Social Work Degree? When you begin to consider earning a Master of Social Work degree, you most likely recognize that this is no ordinary career choice. In most cases, you have not come to this crossroads in search of your highest paying option or out of a need [...]

6 07, 2017

What Social Workers Need to Know About CyberBullying

2018-09-21T18:08:34+00:00By |Bullying|

What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is becoming a growing issue in the world today. When talking about bullying with clients that have been victims it's important to have an understanding of how it has evolved over the last 25 years. Back in the 1990's if a kid was getting bullied it would take some time for [...]

6 07, 2017

Find Out Which In-Demand Career Paths Are Available for Social Workers

2017-03-31T01:10:31+00:00By |Careers|

A Master of Social Work degree provides the opportunity for graduates to gain extensive training in grant writing and proposal development, honing this valuable skill for a potential future career as a development professional. In the competitive funding landscape of the social service sector, there is a growing demand for skilled grant writers at non-profit organizations, [...]

3 07, 2017

Social Work Tips: Understand Bullying and How to Help

2018-06-22T16:46:54+00:00By |Bullying|

Bullying prevention has been in the national spotlight for almost a decade now as schools have attempted to increase awareness and respond to increase rates of teen suicide and depression. Bullying Prevention:Understand Bullying and How to Help Part 1.  Too Close to Home As a social worker, child therapist, and mother of two school-age children [...]

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 [...]

27 06, 2017

Social Work Areas of Concentration. Not Sure Which One To Pick? Part 2

2017-12-06T22:00:29+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Areas of Social Work Concentration: Families and Children Social workers are bringing their unique skills to help two increasingly vulnerable groups: children and families, as their area of social work concentration. According to the National Association of Social Workers, approximately 16 percent of this country’s 500,000 social workers work in child services while 12 percent work [...]

16 06, 2017

Social Work Values: What We Do as Social Workers Matters

2017-12-06T22:55:26+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

Social Work Values: What We Do Counts So much of what we do in social work, from micro to macro level practice to social work values, is essentially arriving at new ways of trusting the process and committing to the journey while advocating for ourselves. Not so different from what we expect and hope for our [...]

10 06, 2017

Early Childhood Trauma: The Misinterpretation of Misbehavior in Young Children. How Social Workers Can Help!

2017-12-06T22:12:31+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 06, 2017

What it Takes to be a Successful Social Worker

2017-12-06T16:47:40+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Successfully Being a Social Worker Social work is both rewarding and demanding. Being a social worker takes a certain kind of person, and a certain kind of passion, to help individuals and families restore their capacity for social functioning, as well as create the right conditions that support communities in need. First and foremost, the [...]

2 06, 2017

What Social Workers Need to Know: Making Words Powerful and Purposeful

2017-12-06T18:04:21+00:00By |Ethical Dilemma|

Social Work Ethics: Words Used Wrong Not many years ago, the word “gay” became used as a commonplace slang expression in many dominant cultures to mean stupid, bad, unimportant, inferior. This paradoxical misuse of a word that means happy and joyous was directly related to its second meaning: homosexual. Social work ethics do not condone the [...]

30 05, 2017

Activism and Social Work: The Relational Being

2017-12-06T21:54:17+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

My Experience with Activism Contributed by Brandon Haydon, LCSW Before the decision to enter social work, I was an activist engaged in a number of social movements, such as LGBTQ rights, anti-racism, and radical economic justice. Throughout my MSW program and my first years as a professional, I have dealt a lot with an overarching conundrum [...]

26 05, 2017

How to Make the Decision to Endorse a Client’s Appeal for Independent Housing?

2017-12-06T17:49:59+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Goals and the Needs of Clients Having to endorse an appeal for a client for independent housing is something a social worker will no doubt come across when working with clients throughout their careers. Social work goals differ from client to client. Various types of housing for people who have mental illness can [...]

24 05, 2017

How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack. What Social Workers Need to Know

2017-12-06T22:53:14+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

Panic Attack Help Social Workers Panic attacks can be a truly harrowing experience for both the client and clinician. Working in clinical social work, your likelihood of encountering someone who experiences panic attacks is significant. As a Social Worker, knowing effective panic attack help strategies is important. A recent US survey suggested that panic attacks [...]

17 05, 2017

Postpartum Depression: A Case Study for Social Workers

2018-05-24T03:18:25+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Postpartum Depression: Case Presentation Marisol is a twenty-seven-year-old Latina woman of Honduran origin, who currently lives in the United States with her husband and infant son. She presents with a depressed mood, reporting feeling “totally empty,” and became tearful when describing her last few months during which she experienced a substantial impairment in her social and [...]

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 [...]

9 05, 2017

Funding for MSW Students While in School – Part III: Get Paid for Conference Presentations and Community Service Projects

2017-12-15T18:59:06+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Funding Opportunities Social Work Funding: Social work students are encouraged to present their work at conferences and symposiums, sharing their research with the broader social work community and learning from others in the field in the process. While presenting at a conference might seem to be at first merely an additional responsibility, it [...]

3 05, 2017

Funding for MSW Students While in School – Part I: MSW Scholarships

2018-05-24T03:14:46+00:00By |Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Paying for Your MSW: Social Work Scholarship Most graduate students struggle to make ends meet during their Master’s studies. For graduate students in the field of social work, especially, finances can be a significant challenge during completion of the degree, and unlike many careers, social work doesn’t guarantee a high paycheck to pay off [...]

25 04, 2017

Working With People With Paranoia: What Social Workers Need to Know

2018-05-24T03:16:48+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

Tips for Helping People with Paranoia Social workers are highly likely to encounter people exhibiting some paranoid features at some time in their careers. From features of psychotic disorders like schizophrenia to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's to effects from some prolonged substance dependence disorders and even some personality disorders, paranoia of varying degrees is [...]

20 04, 2017

Working with Clients Who Exhibit Paranoia Symptoms: A Social Worker’s Experience with Paranoia

2017-12-07T21:21:10+00:00By |Advocacy, Ask A Social Worker|

Working with Clients Who Exhibit Paranoia Symptoms I have worked in Community Mental Health for a number of years, addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable populations in our society, and paranoia symptoms are something with which with I've become rather familiar. I’ve worked with folks who have refused to use computers and phones, [...]

17 04, 2017

Having a WRAP Plan: How Social Workers Can Help Clients with Mental Health Issues

2017-12-07T21:27:19+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

Working with Clients with Mental Health Diagnoses When a loved one is living with a mental health diagnosis, it is life changing not only for that person but also for their family members. Regardless of age having to raise a child with a mental health diagnosis can be very overwhelming. Addiction to alcohol and drugs can bring [...]

13 04, 2017

Social Work Ethics: Q & A on Social Work Practice

2018-05-31T16:13:13+00:00By |Advocacy, Ask A Social Worker|

Setting the Right Boundaries in Social Work Practice Ever since I became a social worker, my friends have come to me for “free” help and therapy. I used to enjoy it but now I find that some of them have become dependent on me. Any advice on how I can get them to stop using [...]

11 04, 2017

Attention Social Workers: Understanding Addiction Recovery Groups. Observing a 12-Step Recovery Group through the Lens of Group Work

2018-05-30T21:54:43+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Abstract 12 step addiction recovery groups like Alcoholics Anonymous can be seen as some of the longest-running and most prolific resources of community-based support for people struggling with addiction and substance abuse issues in the U.S. The following study is the first-person account of the author, a social worker, attending an open meeting on the [...]

7 04, 2017

5 TV Shows that Reflect on Family Systems

2018-05-24T02:19:47+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Different Family Systems as Seen on TV As social work students and practitioners deepen their knowledge of family services and therapy, theories and models, applying theoretical concepts to specific family systems can be an informative activity. Textbooks often provide case studies of different social work issues for this purpose, guiding readers to see theoretical concepts revealed [...]

4 04, 2017

New to Social Work? Start Here

2017-12-07T19:28:42+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

On Being New to Social Work Whether your title is therapist, counselor, case manager or the like, becoming a social worker the field can be scary. You question your skillset, your ability to best help your clients, if you’re prepared enough, if you can handle difficult situations, which techniques to use, which theoretical framework is best, what that [...]

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 [...]

28 03, 2017

Being a Social Worker: Proving Intervention Effectiveness

2017-12-07T21:16:50+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Being a Social Worker: The Effectiveness of Intervention Social work as a profession originated from women’s social service work with marginalized populations, the settlement house movement, and other forms of reciprocal community benefit programs. Being a social worker has its challengings and one big one can be proving intervention effectiveness.  However, as the social work [...]

27 03, 2017

Social Work Intervention: Labyrinth-Walking, A Holistic Approach

2017-12-07T21:24:18+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Interventions Social work has always taken a holistic approach to treating the person in environment considering the many interconnected aspects of a client’s life in assessment and treatment planning and empowering clients with social work interventions that work best for them. As substance abuse of pharmaceutical drugs continue to rise, many social workers are expanding [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

13 03, 2017

Motivational Interviewing: Social Worker Strategies

2017-12-06T17:52:38+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Motivational Interviewing in social work has recently become a widely used counseling style within the field due to its practicality. It is a more directive, client-centered approach and is best used for clients who are illustrating a great deal of ambivalence around some sort of change. The goal of Motivational [...]

9 03, 2017

Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Social Work

2017-12-07T19:24:06+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

As an interdisciplinary profession, social work grew out of many traditional professions such as psychology and sociology, whose research foundations are grounded in empirical science. These traditional disciplines have historically viewed quantitative research in social work has been seen as the only acceptable methods for empirical discovery and understanding. Evidence-Based Practice Social work is not [...]

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 [...]

3 03, 2017

Overcoming Language and Communication Barriers in Social Work

2018-05-31T15:32:48+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Overcoming Language and Communication Barriers in Social Work Imagine walking into a room full of people who are speaking a language that you don’t understand. How would you feel? Would it make you anxious? Would you feel lost? Working in the social work field it is inevitable that you would run into a client who [...]

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 [...]

28 02, 2017

Narrative Therapy in Practice: Counter Documents and Therapeutic Letters

2017-12-07T20:08:40+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

The Narrative Approach in Social Work Commonly in therapeutic work, clinicians must keep progress notes, billing documents, and other important paperwork that together comprise a client’s case file. Learn more about how best to use the narrative approach in social work. This collection of documents is often required by an agency’s operating procedures and often [...]

27 02, 2017

Advocacy In Action: Social Work Student Loan Debt

2018-05-31T16:00:58+00:00By |Advocacy, Industry Articles & Topics|

How Student Loans Affect Students Being a social worker is a multifaceted role that requires caring, committed, and educated people to deliver the crucial services to populations in need. Most social work positions require an MSW at entry level or to advance, while the cost of graduate social work education is on the rise across [...]

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 [...]

17 02, 2017

A Social Worker’s Guide to Immigrant Status Series: Part 3: Temporary Visas, Family Visas, Residency, and Citizenship

2018-01-05T19:46:08+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Immigrant Visa Status Information In addition to the immigrant statuses and forms of immigration relief covered in Part 1: Undocumented Immigrants and Part 2: Immigration Relief and Specialized Visas, the following types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa status options are available to eligible individuals. Immigrant visa status options provide paths to becoming a Lawful Permanent Residents [...]

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 [...]

11 02, 2017

Funding for MSW Students While in School – Part II: Get Paid for Your Research

2018-01-05T20:02:44+00:00By |Careers, Education, Industry Articles & Topics|

Get Paid for Your Social Work Research As part of a social work graduate degree, students are expected to conduct research at various points during their studies. For those students who are interested in research, there is an opportunity to receive funding for student research being conducted. There are a few different sources of research [...]

30 01, 2017

Social Work Research: Using Participatory Action Research

2017-12-01T19:55:53+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker, Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Research: Using Participatory Action Research Participatory action social work research has long been linked positively to the social work profession, due to its emphasis on systemic social change, the liberation of marginalized groups, and examination of systems of power and knowledge. These core components, along with a focus on working with grassroots groups and [...]

26 01, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Being a Counselor and Having a Master’s of Social Work?

2018-05-31T16:22:37+00:00By |Careers|

From career progression to day-to-day duties and responsibilities, there are more differences between social work and counseling than you might expect. Find out for yourself and consider where your career path should go. At first glance, social work and counseling may seem like very similar social work careers. After all, both social workers and counselors care for [...]

21 01, 2017

How Social Work with Animals is Increasing

2017-12-07T20:22:48+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker, Industry Articles & Topics|

The benefits of emotional support or service animals have been well documented in many social work careers and counseling literature, and as a result, social work practitioners are likely to see an increase in social work with animals. Clients making use of such benefits opt to live with an animal that can provide support for [...]

19 01, 2017

Find Out Why You Should Apply for a Social Work Internship

2017-12-07T20:32:16+00:00By |Careers, Industry Articles & Topics|

Why Social Work Internships Are Necessary Before you are ready to start your career in social work, you must first have experience applying what you learn in the classroom to a real-life environment. Most social work degree paths require that students undergo a period of social work field placement via social work internships, which represent opportunities [...]

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 [...]

16 01, 2017

Working with Children’s Welfare in Social Work

2017-12-07T21:29:56+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Child Welfare in Social Work When you choose to become a social worker, there are countless avenues you can take to make a difference in the world. There are numerous populations that need additional support, guidance, and resources. One particular area that continues to be in dire need of a helping hand is child welfare [...]

13 01, 2017

The Role of Social Workers in Crisis Intervention

2018-05-11T19:49:33+00:00By |Careers|

Social workers often help individuals struggling to cope with major trauma. What skills and qualities are needed to work in crisis intervention? What is a Crisis Intervention Social Worker? A Crisis Intervention Social Worker's main focus is to provide support and guidance to clients in a state of acute mental health crisis. These states are [...]