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8 Best Practices for Sending Text Messages in the Social Services Industry

Anyone who works in the social services industry has noticed a growing trend. The number of clients who request that you use “text messages” to reach …

Text Messaging

Scottish Survivor Groups Encourage All Survivors of Abuse in Care to Take Part in a Milestone Consultation

<b>With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, BASW and SWU launch ‘Respect for Social Work’: the campaign for professional working</b> …

Social Work

Discussing Current Events with Students and Children: If, When, and How?

The unfortunate reality for children growing up right now is the prevalence of senseless tragedies. I myself, even as a grown adult, struggle time …

Education

Why We Are Just Learning About Harvey Weinstein?

Why has it taken almost three decades for Harvey Weinstein’s absurdities and gross sexual misconduct to come to light? He was a champion of women’s …

Feminism

Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement

Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by a Michigan State …

Foster Care

Rescuing Sex Trafficking Victims

Forty years ago, it wasn’t unusual to find Lois Lee, Ph.D., J.D. wandering the streets and alleys of Los Angeles at 3 a.m.; she even did so while …

Rights & Freedoms

It’s National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day which is a day of raising awareness and destigmatization for the LGBTQ community. It's #NationalComingOutDay! Come …

LGBTQ

Actor Terry Crews Comes Forward About Being Sexually Assaulted by Hollywood Exec

Actor Terry Crews takes to Twitter to discuss being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood Executive in the wake of the firing of Harvey Weinstein for …

Harvey Weinstein

New Study Looks at End-of-Life Decision-Making for People with Intellectual Disabilities

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning medical orders inform emergency …

Autism

Moving Beyond “Fixing” People: Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities

Working on a boarding high-school campus, I have the opportunity to be exposed to different students. During my first year, one student, in …

Colin Kaepernick

Social Good, Social Work, and Social Justice

Social Good, Social Work, and Social Justice News<p>en_US<p>website<p>Social Good, Social Work, and Social Justice was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by …

Social Work

What if Donald Trump Had Empathy?

Donald Trump has proven over and over that he is incapable of empathy. Being called upon to relate to the pain of another person is like asking a …

Education

Environmental Social Work: A Call to Action

What is environmental justice? Dr. Robert Bullard, often called the father of the environmental justice movement, in an interview with the Union of …

Climate

Transformational Leadership in the Context of Social Work

Social work leadership has transformed into actual practice from research. While the primary definition of transformational leadership remains the …

The Workplace

CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children

Congress allowed the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire Oct. 1, leading to the demise of one of the most successful …

Health Care

NASW Puerto Rico Chapter Sends Message Detailing Dire Situation on Island

This message from the National Social Work Association (NASW) Puerto Rico Chapter was sent to Mark Nichols, NASW manager of chapter services, in a …

Puerto Rico

APA Offers Resources for Coping with Mass Shootings, Understanding Gun Violence

Constant news reports about the shooting in Las Vegas can cause stress and anxiety for people, leaving them with questions about the causes of and …

Guns

UMSSW’s Financial Social Work Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI) during …

Education

Why Mass Shootings Prompt Little Change in Public Opinion About Gun Control

Americans were shocked by the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed the lives of twenty …

Education

Rescue to Recovery Stages in a Red Cross Disaster Deployment

Roy was my partner for most of our deployment with Red Cross on the Disaster Mental Health Team in Texas. We spent many hours on the road mostly on …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Getting Stuff Done

I used to manage a wonderful multidisciplinary team in East London, who prided themselves on going the extra mile for families on their teamwork and …

Social Work

Mindset Matters: Positive Parenting

Growth mindset is a very hot topic in the educational realm today. A basic explanation for a not-so-basic, metacognitive concept is the fact that …

Education

Teachers Report Weaker Relationships with Students of Color, Children of Immigrants

The relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, …

Gender

Abusive Bosses Experience Short-Lived Benefits

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored …

The Workplace

Code Therapy – A Mental Health and Technology Documentary

Code Therapy is a short documentary about how technology is changing the way mental health services are delivered. Mental illness, such as …

Mental Health

AARP Applauds Unanimous Senate Passage of RAISE Family Caregivers Act

AARP applauds the unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers …

Health Care

The Y Wants Everyone to Take a #SelfieWithSomeoneNew

Today, the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is launching a new social media campaign, #SelfieWithSomeoneNew. Inspired by the Y’s new “Us” national campaign …

Feminism

BASW and SWU launch ‘Respect for Social Work’: The Campaign for Professional Working Conditions

With half of social workers intending to leave their jobs soon, BASW and SWU launch ‘Respect for Social Work’: the campaign for professional working …

Mental Health

Conflict Resolution: Who Started It Doesn’t Necessarily Matter!

Remember in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy began her stroll down the Yellow Brick Road? Eventually, she came upon a fork in the road. There she …

Guns