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Loss and Suffering: The Role of Social Work

Loss and suffering often go hand-in-hand, and social work frequently entails working with individuals who have experienced loss. Examples include settings such as nursing homes, cancer programs, hospices, ICUs, addictions, prisons, and foster care.

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Social work has a tradition of leadership. A good reason to become a social work leader is the fact that the profession is too important to be left to those without a social work background or a clear understanding of our profession. more

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Macro social workers asked: What constitutes a protest song? On the surface, this seems straightforward - a topical song with a focus on social justice and social change. That said, the best songs are propelled by their themes and their quality. more

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There are certain points in your career that will be engraved in you, the memory of which will be at your side as much as you might try to distance yourself. It is a moment like this that I will try to convey to you as concisely as is possible. more

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Feelings of grief will not stop for a holiday, a wedding, or other “cheerful” event. Coping with grief during the holidays is challenging and requires support and understanding. more

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With the recent allegations of serial sexual offenses against Harvey Weinstein, and the widespread response to the #MeToo campaign, we review the impacts of sexual assault, harassment, and coercive control. more

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Star athlete activists have a passion for addressing injustice and a breadth of visibility. Social workers have advocacy skills, an understanding of policy, and knowledge of effective programs. Together, we can be a force for change. more

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What does it mean to interrupt Islamophobia? And how does social work fit in? more

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Mariya Taher focused all of her MSW research on female genital cutting. Within a few years, she was a sought-after expert on the subject. more

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Resilience isn't about eliminating anxiety, fear, or uncertainty. Resilience allows us to face challenges with greater confidence and ability to bounce back. Self-concordant goals, physical well-being, and emotional well-being are included. more

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#MacroSW Twitter chats on the Grand Challenges for Social Work initiative are summarized. more

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