Social development across the globe during the 21st century seems to depend upon world leaders and philanthropy. But, other individuals, organizations, and movements have made headway as well. While politics seems to be the weight that holds all rights movements down, some legislation passed since 2000 that also proved helpful to the disabled, women, children, and domestic workers. While some headway has been made locally and globally, social services are needed more than ever to help individuals through natural disasters, economic downturns, health crises, and family and community issues. Continue reading
The misconceptions about social work and social workers seem to be the same across the board, but with some variations. Mostly, the focus is on social workers and their connections to welfare, to “child robbing” (taking kids from homes), and an association between social work and socialism or sociology. While some misconceptions may seem funny or downright ludicrous to some readers, the harm comes when individuals who believe these myths want to hurt social workers. The only way to stop this type of harm to social workers is to continually educate the public about what social workers really do in their professions. This list may help you to spread the word. Continue reading →
If looking to get an education in social work, it can be a bit confusing as to what kind of work you will get upon graduation. There is a growing need for social workers in every area from fertility to care for seniors. However, there are many ways to become a social worker that break with the traditionally thought of careers such as social services or case manager.
To help illustrate this, we have gathered 22 unique and exciting careers in social work. Whether looking to build happy families or lend a hand to our armed services, there is something for everyone. Continue reading →
Social work can be a very rewarding field. It’s also a field that is in great demand these days. If you’re interested in a career in social work, there are several ways you can learn more about the profession. One of the best ways is to take open courseware classes to increase your knowledge. Open courseware classes are totally free, and allow you to learn at your own pace. You can find open courseware classes online from some of the finest universities in the world. Here are 19 that would be of interest to anyone considering the field of social work.
Twitter began as a great way to keep up with your friends. And, it’s still a great vehicle for that sort of communication. But, Twitter is also turning into a great way to keep up with your professional life. You can get news and information about your profession and keep up with others in your field. Take a look at these twenty social workers on Twitter. They’re worth following if you’re a social worker, or interested in the social work field. Continue reading →
Non-profits carry massive influence, especially because of the amount of government lobbying they do to push their agendas. We’ve picked out some of the non-profit organizations that fly under the radar but wield great power and control an insane amount of assets.