A Guide to Forensic Social Work

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on October 18, 2016  /   Posted in Social Work News

Social work positions are expected to increase 12 percent by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With this faster-than-average growth rate, those who seek employment in the field can expect to choose from a myriad of specialties. Forensic social work represents just one of these many career prospects. Forensic social work is a

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The Psychology of Dreams: Inside the Dream Mind

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on September 23, 2016  /   Posted in Psychology News

Why do we dream? How do dreams provide insight into the mind? Are dreams relevant to waking life? From ancient times when dreams were considered to hold prophetic powers to the neurological phenomena studied today, dreams remain one of psychology’s most enduring mysteries. Although scientists continue to research the answers to these questions, they build

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Catholic Youth Minister Career Guide

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on August 29, 2016  /   Posted in Theology News

Although the Catholic Church has provided guidance to its followers for nearly 2,000 years, only recently has it made efforts to work directly with youth. Youth ministry is emerging as a viable career path for those interested in merging their faith with their passion for service. Jobs for directors of religious activities and education (including

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Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on July 27, 2016  /   Posted in Social Work News

In social work, ethical conduct is an essential — but complex— practice. Social workers must often act quickly and effectively in the face of difficult moral dilemmas, especially when the results can have a profound impact on the course of their clients’ lives. It is therefore imperative for social workers to both familiarize themselves with

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The Growing Need for Geriatric Social Work

Posted by Tricia Hussung on June 20, 2016  /   Posted in Social Work News

Approximately 70 million Americans will be over age 65 by 2030, up from 35 million in 2000, the U.S. Administration on Aging predicts. Older adults will represent 19 percent of the population in 2030. With individuals in the baby boomer generation reaching age 65 and life expectancy increasing, the United States is undergoing a large-scale

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