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10 Essentials Social Workers Must Know About Hope

Few would dispute that social work is the profession of hope. Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark shares 10 essentials of hope for social workers to keep in mind.

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Expressive techniques such as photography, writing, and other arts are tools for both the client and social worker to benefit from by accessing inner worlds and processing thoughts and feelings. more

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Who has time to develop Plan B when knee deep in Plan A!? And, social work is a core identity. Pursuing something other than social work? That’s crazy talk. Or is it? more

Self Care

The person initially tasked with ACA implementation was the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. In this exclusive interview, Secretary Sebelius offers advice to aspiring human service professionals. more

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Do you know the difference between marketing yourself and selling yourself? Marketing is about knowing your value and being able to articulate it to others. These tips will help you market to social work employers. more

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How much and what should social workers document? Allan Barsky outlines the ethics of social work documentation. more

Ethics

A recurring issue for social work students in field placement is that of the slow rate of client change. Understanding the Stages of Change Model allows you to meet clients where they are in regard to readiness to change. more

Field Placement

Rising rates of prescription drug abuse are leading to a neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) epidemic. Legislators in some states have focused efforts on criminalization rather than treatment. more

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