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Suicide is a public health problem that can and must be prevented. National Council for Behavioral Health president and CEO Linda Rosenberg responds to recent suicides in the news. more

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You have applied to social work grad school and have been invited for an interview. These five practical tips from a recent applicant are designed to help you interview successfully and earn a place in the next MSW class of the school of your choice. more

Education & Credentials

The IL Department of Children and Family Services, with Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, held the 6th annual "Kids in Care, and Those Who Care Art Exhibit" at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, IL, April 23-27, 2018. Watch the video. more

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The walls are not just the walls of my house. They are the architecture of my life, and the brick and mortar and plaster and paint have all come on loan from those who lent me their suffering. more

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In the film Phantom Thread, the symbolism of hidden messages mirrors social workers' professional challenges. more

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We like to think there are no limits to what we can do as social workers. The truth is that hitting up against your limits as a helper is something one has to come to terms with to remain in the social work profession. more

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In marriage counseling and in the gun control debate, until each side stops and really hears the other, nothing is going to move forward. They’ll just keep reiterating their points, probably with increasing volume and frustration. more

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Blueberry Pie

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January 23rd is National Pie Day. Indulge in the pie of your choice. And, let’s resolve to treat ourselves to self-care through more PIE (Person-in-Environment)! more

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A poem, Clients, by social worker Rich Kenney, Jr. more

Creative Work

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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Social worker Elizabeth Gamarra challenges us to rethink how we treat immigrants and refugees in her TEDxSaltLakeCity talk. 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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The one in the chair, waiting in a hospital room, often feels invisible, unseen. 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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Ken Nwadike, Jr., spoke at the PA NASW 2017 conference. Known as the "Free Hugs Guy," Nwadike is a peace activist who has gotten involved at events such as the Boston Marathon, protests, and rallies to spread love, peace, and hugs. more

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What happens to children after entering the foster care system? We as a society should redirect our focus and show a valid interest in improving the lives of this vulnerable, academically at-risk population. more

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Social work licensing exam tutor Susan Mankita, LCSW, explains 2018 changes to the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) licensing exams. The changes are slight and make the exams more relevant. more

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Social Work - a poem on love, hope, change, and the power to do good in the world. more

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CRISP Political Boot Camp Panel

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Can you imagine how much more effective Congress would be if 20 percent or more of its members were social workers? The first CRISP Political Boot Camp provided three days of training in political social work. more

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