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Writing for Social Work Helper is unpaid and volunteer, but I can get your writing on the issues you care about in front of bigger audience. Social Work Helper is also a progressive magazine that does...
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Social workers can learn from Mahatma Gandhi on how to step into the light. How to raise your voice and still be modest and a servant to humanity. This is what all social workers want. Right? Although Mahatma Gandhi was very modest man and a great leader,…
Social workers can learn from Mahatma Gandhi on how to step into the light. How to raise your voice and still be modest and a servant to humanity
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How actively involved should social workers be in the political arena? This was one of the themes that set the agenda for Thursday night’s Twitter chat hosted by the Network for Social Work Management using the hashtag #MacroSW. The Congressional Research…
Key questions during the Twitter chat is the focus of a media campaign around Social Work on the Hill Day featuring the hashtag #YSocialWork.
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Social Work is a tough profession even under the best of circumstances, but the impact social workers have on the lives we touch can influence the trajectory of a life over its lifespan. Many of us choose this profession for a variety of reasons. However,…
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When I first got out of grad school with my Master in Social Work, I was a bright-eyed kid full of hopes and dreams of doing my part to make the world better. Completely broke and desperate to find work before the student loans people released their…
Funders do not want to invest sufficient funds in our organizations for capacity building because we do not have enough capacity.
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    Berkeley, CA – A contingent of 60 graduate students led a teach-in and mediation at UC Berkeley’s School of Welfare today in response to racist comments made by a tenured Professor Steven Segal who was present along with Dean Jeffery Edleson. The…
    Berkeley, CA – A contingent of 60 graduate students led a teach-in and mediation at UC Berkeley’s School of Welfare today in response to racist comments made by a tenured Professor Steven Segal who was present along with Dean Jeffery Edleson. The action was organized in support of 25 graduate students enrolled in... Continue Reading »
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By Ebenezer Cudjoe and Daniel Gyedu Assisting patients with timely arrangements for their posthospital care continues to be a, if not the, central function of social workers in most hospitals (Cowles, 1999: 163). In 1986, federal legislation in the form…
Discharge planning in assisting patients with timely arrangements for their posthospital care continues to be a central function of social workers in most hospitals
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It’s no secret a high-quality public education can develop a knowledge base and nurture skill sets within children further maximizing their potential while stabilizing communities and strengthening economies. On January 8, 2002, the No Child Left Behind…
A closer look into the controversy of No Child Left Behind and new possibilities from a school social work perspective
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Grandparents raising grandchildren is an age-old practice and continues to be common in today’s society. This article offers helpful advice to these grandparents as they parent their grandchildren in the 21st century to avoid barriers to success for both…
Grandparents raising grandchildren is an age-old practice and continues to be common in today’s society. This article offers helpful advice to these grandparents as they parent their grandchildren in the 21st century to avoid barriers to success for both the grandchild and grandparent within these families. Grandparent-led households develop for many reasons. Although commendable, the... Continue Reading »
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Over the weekend, Republicans in the Michigan Statehouse passed a “license to discriminate” bill that would give just about anyone the right to refuse service [...]
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By Denise Bartley, Andre Juste, Rachel Meadows, and Guiseline Momplaisir Did you know that 63.7% of elderly women in the U.S in were abused in 2014? Or that 58.5% of them were neglected? These statistics suggest that the majority of elderly Americans, our…
By Denise Bartley, Andre Juste, Rachel Meadows, and Guiseline Momplaisir Did you know that 63.7% of elderly women in the U.S in were abused in 2014? Or that 58.5% of them were neglected? These statistics suggest that the majority of elderly Americans, our grandmothers and grandfathers, are being abused and neglected all the time. For... Continue Reading »
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With Black History Month coming to a close, it is important to recognize the contributions of those who strove for societal progress in social services before us. As an MSW program dedicated to celebrating social justice and cultural diversity,…
It is important to recognize the contributions of those who strove for societal progress in social services before us.
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Visit www.socialworkhelper.com a progressive magazine providing news, information, and resources for social justice, social work, and social good. Founded in 2011 and created by Deona Hooper, MSW, Social Work Helper caters to two types of readers. We help those who consume services navigate the systems we implement, and we help the providers of services be more knowledgeable about the challenges and barriers consumers face as well as how to be more efficient in providing services.
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Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People
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Sex educator Colin Adamo is working on the illustrated guide to healthy and enjoyable sex for young straight guys

Children Who Experience Early Childhood Trauma Do Not ‘Just Get Over It’...
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What if you are 4, 9 or 15 years old though, how will you cope, especially as your repetitive early childhood trauma of living with domestic

What Happens When You Actually Read the Grand Jury Testimony - Social Wo...
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So, I happened upon St. Louis Public Radio's site that breaks down the Grand Jury Testimony on Michael Brown into bite size pieces and by bi

Overcoming Emotional Trauma: Life Beyond Survival Mode - Social Work Helper
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Motivational speaker Travis Lloyd’s Overcoming Emotional Trauma: Life Beyond Survival Mode is a fresh fusion of autobiography and practical

Response to Nicky Morgan’s Speech at the National Children and Adult Ser...
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The College of Social Work is extremely heartened by the Secretary of State's, Nicky Morgan, clear and explicit support for a strong and con

How to Reduce Risks to Employment When Using Social Media - Social Work ...
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Learn how to reduce risks to your employment, liability, and breach of confidentiality when using social media personally or in practice.

Mike Brown’s shooting and Jim Crow lynchings have too much in common. It...
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The ‘savage’ of history has become the ‘thug’ of 2014. Injustice is so banal that we hardly notice it happening

National Association of Social Workers Faces Criticism for Promoting Abo...
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In the Issues statement of Family Planning and Reproductive Choice, the National Association of Social Workers endorses abortion stating: […

Rotherham Report: The Role of Leadership in Child Protection - Social Wo...
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It is hard to read the report on the sexual abuse of children in Rotherham England. It details years of abuse involving 1400 children.

The Michael Brown Shooting: Why the Requirement for ‘Perfect’ Victims is...
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An unarmed Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson.

How does child protection work affect social workers?
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Study of children and families social workers reveals that despite job satisfaction there is a personal cost • Excessive workloads take toll

Top 5 Reasons Social Work is Failing - Social Work Helper
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Why is social work failing in advocating for social workers, the people we serve, and the advancement of the profession.

Peyton Manning Gives Back with his Peyback Foundation - Social Work Helper
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Peyton Manning created the PeyBack Foundation which promotes the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide le

The Denial of Middle-Class Prosperity
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In The Wall Street Journal, Neil Gilbert writes that government data show that average disposable income has increased across all income gro

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Social Work Appears Absent in #Ferguson Global Conversation - Social Wor...
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Here are several reasons why I believe a grand social work reaction is needed in Ferguson or we can wait to see who else can meet those need

Winning the Boss Lottery - Social Work Helper
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Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, spoke eloquently about her experience in "Winning the Boss Lottery".

5 Career Tips: Networking in the Social Work Profession - MSW@USC
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Social workers interested in networking may find the perspective of businessman Ivan Misner helpful. Misner is the founder and current chair

The Sport of Coming Out - Social Work Helper
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Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is the latest in a long line of sports "stars" to come out as gay in an interview with celebrity interviewer S

A very beautiful and highly secured place. I attended the first ever White House Briefing for Social Work Education hosted by Council for Social Work Education and the White House Office of Public Engagement.
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