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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...
September 25, 2020
There are many routes a social worker can take in their career. By working within the criminal justice system, social workers in prison provide a critical resource for inmates, helping address key issues in behavioral health and care management. These social workers face unique challenges though...
Even for a social work student, Tamar Bezalely is more than experienced at talking with clients. As a relationship consultant, she’s been working for years with singles, new couples and spouses through her company Matched by Tamar. “I get to know singles very closely so that I can help them beco...
While some professions may occasionally confront the impact of social injustice, social work is among the few careers that deal with it as an intrinsic part of their job function. It’s a social worker’s responsibility to empower their clients and help them find the resources and services they n...
Emotional intelligence is a phrase that’s often thrown around, particularly in the business community. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this concept is equally important for social workers to understand. Today, many recognize the five components of emotional intelligence as defined...
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