Social Workers In Film

Social workers play a major role in society and can be found in every community, supporting individuals, families, schools, administrators, veterans, and more — touching the lives of every client they meet. So it comes as no surprise that there are many movies about social workers — or at the […]

Social Work Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is one of the most effective ways to gain meaningful, hands-on experience in the social work field. It gives prospective M.S.W. students a chance to prepare for real-world work in the field and current social workers a chance to broaden or reinforce their experience. This post will help you think […]

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) Profile

The statistics are tragic. In the United States, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives — which is why National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is so important each April. Coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center […]

 

Stress Relief For Social Workers

Work-related stress can be called an occupational hazard for social workers. Meeting the needs of clients while dealing with bureaucratic red tape can be daunting, especially on a daily basis.  In a survey of more than 3,500 social workers conducted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 31 percent […]

Signs Of Child Abuse

“In the United States of America, every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success. Yet tragically, hundreds of thousands of young Americans shoulder the burden of abuse or neglect. As a nation, we must do better.” With these words, President Obama […]

Youth Alcohol Statistics

Youth alcohol abuse is rampant and has serious long-term consequences. In order to effectively prevent abuse, and assist students dealing with alcohol dependence, the following youth alcohol statistics will be helpful and insightful. First, let’s look at the key stats behind the number of children and teens using alcohol. Prevalence of […]