What Every New Social Worker Needs To Know

Social workers work with people with long histories of abuse and violence. Even when not serving the most vulnerable, we may be working with people who have experienced a traumatic event. Read more

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Social work programs throughout the country help prepare you for many of the challenging content areas that you will face throughout your career. The topic of human sexuality, however, is typically glossed over. Read more

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The U.S. federal government has put forth the SBIRT model to identify and provide treatment services to individuals with substance disorders. SBIRT is an acronym for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. Read more

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The Universal Accreditation Act extends the safeguards provided by Hague accreditation to orphans born in countries that are not signatories to the Hague Adoption Convention, their adoptive parents, and birth parents. Read more


There are a lot of changes in the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) that have social workers talking. Some of the revisions are seen as positive. Several are raising concern Read more

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Regardless of the type of social work being practiced, or the setting it is practiced in, every problem and issue social work clients bring into a session has a financial component: homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, job and/or healthcare loss, Read more

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Iā€™m new to social work, but have been involved in various aspects of the sexual and reproductive justice movement for nearly 10 years. What drew me to social work were the limitless possibilities to help others, from working one-on-one in a Read more


Twenty years ago, little empirical knowledge about intimate partner violence existed, conceptual explanations for relationship violence were not well thought out, and social workers were ill trained for dealing with the problem. Domestic violence, at Read more

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