Disaster social work

March is Red Cross Month. Social workers are well-qualified to provide disaster mental health (DMH) services, and requirements for DMH volunteers have been broadened as of 2017. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2017

The mishap of a catastrophic earthquake has left the entire country of Nepal in deep sorrow, grief, and pain. Social workers can play a vital role in providing services to those in need. Read more


Social worker Ellen Fink-Samnick reflects on being a hospital social worker at Virginia Hospital Center, the hospital in the closest proximity to the Pentagon and that received a majority of the victims injured there in the 9/11 terrorist attack. Read more

Practice 2 Comments

A survivor of the 9/11 attacks describes her experience and provides steps that helpers can take to ease the pain of the survivors of this and other disasters. Read more



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