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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 10, 2018

10 Actions Social Workers can Take to Stand with Dreamers

2018-10-19T11:06:32+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

In 2012, former President Barack Obama took executive action to protect the lives of immigrant young people who came to the United States as children. These young people are known as Dreamers, based on proposed legislation called the Development, Education, and Relief for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act “that would have granted legal status to certain [...]

24 09, 2018

A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

2018-10-17T20:10:09+00:00By |Careers|

The specific roles and responsibilities of a social worker vary according to which field they work in and their specific role. However they broadly involve helping people in need by working with social services organizations and communities, as well as advocating for the needs and best interests of their clients. Social workers and social services workers wear [...]

17 09, 2018

Your Guide to Becoming a Social Worker

2018-09-17T11:21:45+00:00By |Careers|

Interested in becoming a social worker? If you care about the welfare of people and want to play a role in the betterment of society, it can be an ideal first career. The basic educational requirement for becoming a social worker is a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or a related discipline. Fieldwork experience is also highly valued by employers, [...]

3 09, 2018

The Clinical Significance of Pets

2018-08-22T18:13:51+00:00By |Ask A Social Worker|

Case Study: Working Clinically With Clients & Their Pets *In efforts to protect client anonymity, names in the case examples included in this article have been redacted and the shared content is purposely not credited to the contributing clinical social worker. Client: "Losing my cat was like losing a family member." In a recent session, [...]

31 08, 2018

Great-paying Jobs in Social Work: They Do Exist

2018-09-21T18:15:37+00:00By |Careers|

Many social workers enter the field based on their deep-seated passion for helping others. With an advanced social work degree and the drive to provide care for those who need it, pursuing a career as a social worker can be as rewarding financially as it is rich in purpose. RELATED:  3 Highest Paid Social Work Industries (By State & [...]

30 08, 2018

7 Career Paths for Social Work Professionals

2018-09-21T18:18:42+00:00By |Careers|

Becoming a social worker means a career dedicated to helping others, but that help can come in many forms and in a wide range of areas. Social workers can help individual children and adults, whole cities or even the entire nation in a variety of ways. The good news is that the career outlook for social workers is growing rapidly, according [...]

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 [...]

25 04, 2018

5 Common Traits and Habits of Social Workers

2018-05-11T19:12:38+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social workers and social service workers are known to be inherently caring people who devote their working lives to helping others. But what kinds of traits and habits make them so good at empowering others to solve life's big problems? Here are five common traits of social workers – and how these traits help shape a successful social work [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

3 04, 2017

Transtheoretical Model: How Does this Apply to Social Workers

2018-01-05T20:30:01+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Stages of Change – Transtheoretical Model As a social worker, it is important to be aware of the process through which your clients may go as you build your relationship and help them achieve their goals. Every client has unique experiences, personalities, and circumstances. Learn more about transtheoretical model. However, Prochaska and DiClemente (1983) determined [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2017

Social Worker Fields of Practice: Get Salary and Other Info Per Field

2018-07-05T19:58:27+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Worker Fields of Practice Social Work can be very rewarding. It's important to find the right Social Worker fields of practice for you. In this article, we'll cover these social worker fields of practice: Aging / Gerontology Child Welfare Criminal Justice / Corrections Drugs and Alcohol / Addictive Behaviors Education / School Social Work Family [...]

15 03, 2017

10 Strategies for Evoking Change Talk for Social Workers

2017-12-07T21:21:25+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Motivational Interviewing in social work is a counseling style that has gained serious momentum in the field within the past 15 years. It is a goal-oriented and client-centered approach that allows clients to use change talk to change behavior and reach positive goals. Changing a behavior is a difficult process but, according to Motivational Interviewing, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 01, 2017

How Becoming a Social Worker Helped Me Navigate the World of Disabilities for My Son

2017-12-07T20:22:30+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

How did becoming a social worker help me navigate the world of disabilities for my son? Here is a little bit about our situation and what lead us down this road and why becoming a social worker was so important to me. Background on Myself: I work as a family resource specialist for a Non-for-profit. I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2 01, 2017

Interested in Becoming a Social Worker? Find Out Why I Became a Social Worker

2017-12-07T20:19:08+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Interested in Becoming a Social Worker? Here is my story why becoming a social worker was my calling. I hope it inspires and gives hope. My dad’s side of the family was always very interesting to me. He was told he got off the bus as a child and went immediately to foster care because [...]

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 [...]

15 12, 2016

Social Work Advanced Standing Requirements – What You Need To Know

2017-12-07T19:33:42+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Potential students interested in pursuing social work education may have heard about advanced standing. Students with advanced standing enter graduate level education with one year of coursework and fieldwork already completed. But how do they do this and what exactly does advanced standing mean? These are the basics about social work advanced standing. What is [...]

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 [...]

12 10, 2016

NASW’s Call For The Behavioral Health Care Manager

2016-11-02T19:06:08+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

The National Association of Social Workers has put out a call for social workers to inform themselves about a unique social work position, Behavioral Health Care Manager, and advocate for social workers to be included in the language and official job requisites for this title and funding eligibility. What is a Behavioral Health Care Manager? [...]

5 10, 2016

Taking Action on Social Work Student Loan Debt

2018-05-31T16:15:56+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

Social Work Student Loan Debt Continues to Outpace Social Work Salaries: Learn More About Loan Forgiveness for Social Workers Social work student loan debt is a growing issue in the social services community. Being a social worker is a multifaceted role that requires caring, committed, and educated people to deliver the crucial services to populations [...]

24 06, 2016

A Social Worker’s Guide to Refugee Resettlement

2018-05-31T16:19:41+00:00By |Industry Articles & Topics|

The current global refugee crisis has brought great attention to a vulnerable population of people that continue to be of concern to the social work profession. What is a Refugee? The current global refugee crisis has brought great attention to a vulnerable population of people that continue to be of concern to the social work [...]