We Help Podcast: Ep. 1 Pilot Home

There are an estimated 15.1 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes by violence, according to the latest figures available from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. While the majority of these refugees and asylum-seekers are in sub-Saharan Africa (4.1 million) or Asia and […]

 

Four Roommates, Four Social Services Degrees

When considering graduate school or a master’s degree, it’s important to figure out exactly which program is right for you. Four roommates went through that process, each one coming out with a degree that fit their interests and professional goals. Carolyn, Emily, Lauren and Stephanie met as undergraduate students at […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]