“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” -Jane Addams Social work is often regarded as offering services only on an individual level. In truth, it encompasses much more. Macro social work is an area of practice concerned with
Articles By: Rebecca Bernstein
While it may initially seem daunting, child welfare social work is actually an extraordinarily rewarding and important career. More than 3 million children are referred to child protective services each year, according to the National Children’s Alliance. As a vulnerable population, children require the protection of professionals uniquely qualified to meet their needs. Child welfare
Students drawn to the social sciences have a wide range of options when considering their particular field of study. Psychology and sociology are two such areas. Although these disciplines often attract students of similar mindsets and inclinations, the subjects are often confused with one another. Psychology and sociology both involve the scientific study of people.
“The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people…” -Preamble, Code of Ethics, National Association of Social Workers When considering its direct positive impact on people’s lives, perhaps no profession is regarded as highly as social work. Social workers are charged
Burnout is “a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work,” the Mayo Clinic explains. While burnout occurs in all professions, the condition is particularly prevalent in the field of social work. Social workers with burnout may experience changes in thinking, mood and functioning,