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Military social work

As an LCSW who serves in the United States Air Force, I am committed to serving my nation. The social work code of ethics value of “service” aligns with the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

U.S. Army social worker Mark Wesseler answers the question, "What's so great about social work?" Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018

In this article, a former VA social worker presents 11 reasons to consider a social work career in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Among them are innovation, mobility, salary, benefits, and more. Read more

Careers 3 Comments

I don’t regret seeing the social worker. I needed the help and wish others in the military would take advantage of these services instead of feeling they have to deal with their issues by themselves. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2016 1 Comments

The journey from soldier to social worker, as told through Haiku, by Donald McCasland. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2016 1 Comments

Tina Atherall talks about merging personal and professional interests to pave the path for change through social work. Read more

Social Work Month 2015

A story of a social worker working with a veteran illustrates how important nuggets of information can be deeply buried, and the power of dreams and simply listening. Read more

Practice

Technology in systems is only as good as the planning behind it. An example of needing a systems plan integrating technology is the current crisis in Veterans’ mental health and health care. Read more

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This year, as in other Memorial Days past, I went to nearby Fort Campbell, KY, and paid my respects to friends and buddies no longer with us. Inevitably, as the day goes on, I'll think of my own journey, and the pain I carried for YEARS--and the Read more

Practice

Spoken word poetry that takes viewer on the emotional roller coaster that veterans with PTSD go through. 1 in 5 veterans suffer from PTSD and 23+ a day commit suicide. Something needs to change; therefore, the Post-Traumatic Growth movement commences Read more

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