What to Achieve at Your Social Work Field Practice

In August, I will be beginning my Bachelor's level year-long field experience. While at community college, I completed an Associate's level semester-long internship at a foster care and adoption agency, and it was  a wonderful experience to have prior to my BSW internship. Because of this, I now have a better idea of what I,... Continue Reading →

Social Work’s 12 Grand Challenges

The Grand Challenges of social work are the larger, umbrella topics of social issues that seem almost impossible to solve. For the profession of social work, this list was formulated by some of the best and well-known in the field. Follow the link provided for more information on the specifics talked about with Dr. Richard... Continue Reading →

Addiction’s Pathway From a Mourner’s Perspective

My family has a personal connection to the opioid epidemic. Shortly after my grandmother's death 10 years ago, my grandfather took a quick turn for the worse in terms of grief and coping. He continues to be in his ever non-linear stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - though I would say acceptance... Continue Reading →

The Delicate Balance of Profiling & Ignoring Stereotypes

In the social work profession, the practice of cultural competence is largely talked about and desired in any practicing social worker. It is so sought after, that the National Association of Social Workers has Cultural Awareness listed in the Social Workers' Ethical Responsibility to Clients section of the Code of Ethics. As it is spoken... Continue Reading →

28 TedTalks Every Social Worker Should Watch

Below are linked a list of Ted Talks useful for those in social work or human services fields. I find them particularly refreshing, especially when they come with a diverse perspective, or a social issue I don't particularly surround myself with. I hope you find the list beneficial to your continuing education, whether that is... Continue Reading →

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