Social Work News

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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Play Therapy: Speaking the Language of Children

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on November 09, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

“Play energizes and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.” —Stuart Brown, MD, Contemporary American psychiatrist Play is an essential part of the human experience. It creates joy, fosters imagination and encourages learning, among a host of other benefits. Play therapy harnesses

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Family Social Work in Today’s American Household

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on October 23, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

Divorced parents. Grandparents raising grandchildren. Two-income families and same-sex couples. These are just a few scenarios that define today’s changing domestic landscape. According to the article “Family Diversity is the New Normal for America’s Children,” the number of children living in “traditional” households has decreased dramatically since the 1960s. As familial structures become increasingly diverse,

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