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The Challenges of Coping with the Addiction of Someone You Love

As I have gone through the drama, tragedy, stress and shame that comes along with watching a loved one battle addiction, I have finally grown to …

Addiction

LGBTQ+ Individuals at High Risk to Be Victims of Violence

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at high risk for being victims of physical and sexual assault, harassment, bullying, and hate …

LGBTQ

American Psychological Association Urges Congress to Reject President’s Proposed Budget

The American Psychological Association expressed serious concerns regarding deep cuts in the president’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget that the …

Health Care

Social Workers Are the World’s Most Genuine and Unsung Humanitarians

On March 1st, 2017, celebrity and grammy award-winning singer, Rihanna received the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award from Harvard University. …

No Mean City: Glasgow City Health Partners with Social Care in North East Glasgow

On World Social Work Day, alongside social workers across the world, we are celebrating our professional identity and ‘socialworkness’ while pausing …

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Celebrates World Social Work Day

Today is World Social Work Day, a time to honor social workers and recognize the contributions they bring to society. As social workers play an …

Dementia

6 Ways to Deal with Different Emotional Conditions

Outrage is an intense feeling. On the off chance that it isn’t taken care of fittingly, it might have disastrous outcomes for you and those nearest …

Heart Rates

Wading into Action at the Intersections, The Case for Bresha Meadows

On July 18th, 2016, 14 year old Bresha Meadows was arrested for shooting her abusive father in the head, and she is currently awaiting trial for …

Social Justice

Into the Woods: On the Path to Recovery

Addiction is devastating at any age, but for parents with a teenager substance abusers, it can all but tear the family apart. Adolescence is a period …

Addiction

Creative Expression and Artistry in Healing from Trauma

You may be familiar with the idea of “Art Therapy”; a process where people from all ages might find healing and comfort from experienced trauma or …

Getting It Right for Every Child

On March 7, 2017, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, made a statement in Parliament regarding the Named Person Service and the legal challenges …

Human Rights

CSWE Honored for Cultivating Social Workers’ Participation in Public Policy

ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 13, 2017—Darla Spence Coffey, MSW, PhD, president and CEO of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), has been presented …

Government

Social Work Students Give Up Spring Break To Advocate for Policies in D.C.

There won’t be a post-spring break re-acclimation for a small group of social work students at The University of Alabama.<p>Instead, they’ll sit before …

Education

5 Super Foods To Help You Become Healthier

When we think about healthy living, we tend to focus primarily on avoiding unhealthy foods and incorporating lifestyle choices that are aimed at …

Nutrition

Social Work Research Sparks Calls for Change in Adoption, Options Counseling Process

A new study by a Baylor University researcher gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the options …

Social Work

Increasing Minimum Wage Would Reduce Teen Pregnancies

A $1 increase in the minimum wage would likely reduce the U.S. adolescent birth rate by about 2 percent, according to new Indiana University research.<p>…

Public Health

New Research Shows Split on How People Consider Transgender Rights Issues

The Trump administration in late February withdrew Obama administration federal protections for transgender students that would allow them to use …

Equality

Co-Creating Community: Leadership and Personal Responsibility

Does <i>Personal Responsibility</i> sound like a burden to you; like more than you really want to take on? Believe me, I totally get it. How can one person …

Indigenous Peoples

5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe About Schizophrenia

In any given year, approximately 1.1% of the U.S. adult population is affected by schizophrenia, according to the National Institute of Mental Health …

Mental Health

A Hot Cup of Attention Tempered with Chocolate, Please

Deep down, we always knew it, but science is proving that cocoa and caffeine are indeed the best marriage ever. Clarkson University researcher Ali …

University of Georgia

Caring for the Caregiver

During cancer treatment, the main focus is on the patient. However, a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, including caregivers. A caregiver …

Social Worker

Three Myths about Latino Immigrants That It’s Time to Bust

As a counseling professor, I train my students to ask their clients: “If you succeed in making the changes we’re talking about, what will be better?” …

Multiculturalism

10 Big Mistakes College Students Make In Their Job Search

<b>“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail.</b> …

Employment

Five Apps to Help Sort Out Your Life

While only you can sort your life out, it is true that little things like your app can make the whole process so much easier for you and enable you …

Productivity

Child Protection Systems Review Report Accepted by Scottish Government

Today (Thursday 2 March 2017), the Scottish Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald gave a statement to Parliament in response to …

Child Protection

Americans Divided on Obamacare Repeal, Poll Finds

ST. LOUIS — As House Republicans labor to define a new plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), public support for the 2010 legislation …

Health Care

The Intersection Between the Worldwide Refugee Crisis and Human Trafficking

The worldwide refugee crisis, largely spurred by the historic mass migration of people from war-torn Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries, …

Human Trafficking

Justin Trudeau: How One Person Can Positively Change The World

Political ideology is not something everyone thinks about, but for Social Workers it is infused in our profession whether we like it or not. As an …

Justin Trudeau

Top 5 Places To Read Reviews Before You Download An App

Mobile technology has placed the power to shape our lives in the palm of our hands. Today, people are heavily reliant on their mobile phones/ tablets …

Apps