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As a social worker, a treatment plan is an important tool when working with clients. This written document is a roadmap for both you and your client as you work toward addressing the challenges in their life.
When life requires a change in directions, sometimes it feels frightening. Changing can be uncomfortable and confusing. Even with a clear goal, the path forward may be hazy. The journ...
According to studies published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), damage to the brain from drinking is a common and potentially severe consequence of long-term, heavy alcohol use. The ability to think, remember and reason, referred to as “cognitive functioning,” is adversely affected by even mild-to-moderate drinking.
With over 350 theories and therapies in counseling, therapists have a wide range of options for promoting healthy development in their patients. In general, these theories and therapies share a common goal of developing safe environm...
When people hear the term diversity, they automatically think about race. Diversity is more than the color of skin. It is about age, gender, sexual orientation, career level, religion, political status, economic status and so much more. Growing up Puerto Rican in Chicago, I never realized how important diversity was to me until I went to college.
A Master of Social Work is the key to maximizing your earning potential as you develop your career. In fact, the demand for social worker jobs is expected to rise between 17% and 18% by 2028,1 so the difference in a master’s in social work salary for candidates with an MSW compared to those with...
As a new social work student, one of the things I was most excited about was my internship. As I started planning for my first, I was nervous. I was just starting social work school with only a few classes behind me. Was I really ready? How c...
Advocacy is a key social work activity, reinforced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, which calls on social workers to “pursue social change” and “challenge injustice.” Advocacy or social advocacy is the p...
America has always been a nation of immigrants. Today, more than 40 million people living in the United States were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants. Although the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) does not officially recognize immigrati...
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