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Alyssa Vu: Becoming a Social Worker

This post was written by guest writer Alyssa Vu. Alyssa is a Junior studying Social Work at New York University. She is originally from San Jose, California but currently resides in New York, New York. I was raised in a traditional Vietnamese household, and I mean very Vietnamese. I grew […]

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Lora Oh: My Path To Social Work

This guest post was written by guest writer, Lora Oh. Lora is a junior at New York University’s (NYU) Silver School of Social Work. She lives in Flushing, Queens, New York. I entered NYU’s College of Arts and Science in September 2013 with absolutely zero ideas on majors, ambitions, and […]

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Social Learning Theory and Its Importance to Social Work

Social workers in every field face the obstacles and challenges that come with trying to understand human behavior. Gaining this insight is a complex and layered process, and social workers employ a variety of theories to achieve positive results for their clients. One such theory is called social learning theory. […]

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Social Workers on Staff: A New Approach to Primary Care

John is suffering from both physical and mental health issues, so he goes to his primary care provider’s office to seek treatment for the physical problems. After his evaluation, John is surprised when his doctor introduces him to a social worker who works in the same office and helps patients […]

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Theoretical Approaches: Social Work Systems Theory

Social workers can encounter many different obstacles in their line of work. Each obstacle faced represents a different kind of challenge. However, there are a few theories that can help social workers deal with some of the challenges they are facing, and how they can be utilized to achieve positive […]

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How Can Social Work Managers Best Support Their Staff?

Social work careers can be extremely rewarding, offering the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in need. But social work can also be a demanding, high stress field. In order to best serve their clients, social workers must be able to maintain a calm demeanor and […]

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National Breastfeeding Month: How Social Workers Can Help Reduce Disparities

After having a baby, every new mother has to make important decisions about infant nutrition. Whether or not she chooses to breastfeed, having access to information about her options is key to making an informed and appropriate decision for her health and lifestyle. August is National Breastfeeding Month; a time […]

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Social Work Thought Leaders: Debbie Stabenow

From their advocacy skills to their passion for justice, social workers make natural leaders. In this series, we profile social workers who are leading change on the national level as members of Congress. Meet the individuals who, with the social worker’s firsthand understanding of public policy’s impact on private lives, […]

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Social Work Thought Leaders: Barbara Lee

From their advocacy skills to their passion for justice, social workers make natural leaders. In this series, we profile social workers who are leading change on the national level as members of Congress. Meet the individuals who, with the social worker’s firsthand understanding of public policy’s impact on private lives, […]

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Social Worker Thought Leaders: Susan Davis

From their advocacy skills to their passion for justice, social workers make natural leaders. In this series, we profile social workers who are leading change on the national level as members of Congress. Meet the individuals who, with the social worker’s firsthand understanding of public policy’s impact on private lives, […]