Social Work News

Understanding Community Organizing Models

Posted by BUOnline on November 12, 2018  /   Posted in Social Work News

For ordinary people to effectively build systems of change, strategic and cooperative work is often necessary. Enter community organizing. As a field concerned with generating grassroots political power, it is and continues to be a primary method for individuals, neighborhoods and the public at large to fulfill collective unmet needs. Community organizing is defined as

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Seeing Autism Symptoms in Adults

Posted by BUOnline on October 10, 2018  /   Posted in Human Services News, Psychology News, Social Work News

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common neurological condition that affects about 1 in 59 children, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of reported cases of autism in U.S. children has more than doubled from 2004 to 2014. Initially, autism was described as a rare childhood disorder,

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Understanding Social Worker Licensure in Kentucky

Posted by BUOnline on August 08, 2018  /   Posted in Social Work News

By helping people cope with daily problems, social workers help fulfill the purpose of the profession as defined by the National Association of Social Work: “to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources and opportunities that allow them to meet basic needs.” Social workers need licensure to practice in mental health clinics,

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A Closer Look at Clinical Social Work Careers

Posted by BUOnline on June 11, 2018  /   Posted in Social Work News

Social workers help people cope with problems on a daily basis. These workers can work in a wide variety of settings, from mental health clinics to schools, hospitals, child welfare homes and more. Social work is defined by the National Association of Social Work as a way to “ensure that all people have equal access

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The State of Human Trafficking in Kentucky

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on January 25, 2018  /   Posted in Social Work News

Human trafficking is a billion-dollar shadow industry with a presence in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This crime is defined by the National Human Trafficking Hotline as one “involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud or coercion.” Victims are not a

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