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Have a burning topic on your mind? Need to spread awareness? Learn how to make a submission to Social Work Helper http://socialworkhelper.tumblr.com/submission 
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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It’s not unusual for introverts to run across prejudice, even in the clinical setting. They are encouraged by spouses, bosses, and some therapists to be more “outgoing,” “on,” “cheerful,” and “energetic.” They are told that if they put more effort into…
It’s not unusual for introverts to run across prejudice, even in the clinical setting. They are encouraged by spouses, bosses, and some therapists to be more “outgoing,” “on,” “cheerful,” and “energetic.” They are told that if they put more effort into what amounts to an extroverted way of being, that they will be happier, enjoy... Continue Reading »
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A friend has a theory that the meditation trend is really teaching people how to be introverted. 
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#MarcroSW  Twitter chat 7/9/15: Political Activity in 501(C)3 nonprofits. Chat starts at 9 PM EST. 
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Many of us watched, in utter astonishment, at the unfolding story of Rachel Dolezal and her misrepresentation of her race. For those who may not have heard of Rachel Dolezal, she was, until her recent resignation, the president of the National Association…
Many of us watched, in utter astonishment, at the unfolding story of Rachel Dolezal and her misrepresentation of her race. For those who may not have heard of Rachel Dolezal, she was, until her recent resignation, the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Spokane, Washington. Dolezal was forced to resign after allegations... Continue Reading »
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Millions of Americans breathed sighs of relief upon hearing the Supreme Court’s decision to leave in place subsidies in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the insured in states where the federal government created the marketplace exchanges. Six of the nine…
Millions of Americans breathed sighs of relief upon hearing the Supreme Court’s decision to leave Obamacare in place.
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Statement and photo released by Bishop Orrin K. Pullings On yesterday evening, after teaching and a special prayer meeting for our brothers and sisters in Charleston, SC, a white male approached our church with a weapon we thought was a machete. He began…
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We are savage yet and our planet needs time and maturity to respect to each other and believe that we are all the same ( human being) no race , no religion, no nationality, no language, nothing except being human. 
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If you’re not sitting at the table, you’re on the menu. This pithy bit of wisdom was offered as a reminder by University of Illinois Springfield social work professor David Stoesz in a discussion thread on a social work policy listserv about the…
Social workers are concerned about our level of effort on social justice issues in order to bring about societal change as our code of ethics mandates.
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If you’re a therapist, ideally, you have access to intervention training and a good clinical supervisor. What if you don’t? Many new therapists, social workers, and other psychosocial professionals enter the field without concrete psychotherapy…
If you’re a therapist, ideally, you have access to intervention training and a good clinical supervisor. What if you don’t? Many new therapists, social workers, and other psychosocial professionals enter the field without concrete psychotherapy intervention training, and most without sufficient experience to know  how to immediately implement it in every unique presenting situation. One... Continue Reading »
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On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that all couples, regardless of gender, have a constitutional right to marry the person they love. After the ruling was announced, states across the nation were forced to drop their bans on same-sex marriage…
On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that all couples, regardless of gender, have a constitutional right to marry the person they love. After the ruling was announced, states across the nation were forced to drop their bans on same-sex marriage allowing loving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples the right to marry. The... Continue Reading »
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often victims of bullying and violence in schools, at home and via social media. This has a serious effect on their well-being and prevents openness about their personal identity. Like all…
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often victims of bullying and violence in schools, at home and via social media. This has a serious effect on their well-being and prevents openness about their personal identity. Like all children, LGBTI [i] children are entitled to enjoy human rights and require a safe environment... Continue Reading »
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If you’ve read about Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, or just about any story of social importance lately, you have heard a lot about identity. Caitlyn Jenner identifies and is a transgender woman. Rachel Dolezal identifies as black but as Kimberly McKee,…
If you’ve read about Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, or just about any story of social importance lately, you have heard a lot about identity. Caitlyn Jenner identifies and is a transgender woman. Rachel Dolezal identifies as black but as Kimberly McKee, et al, aptly state, one can not simply choose to identify as a different... Continue Reading »
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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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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

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

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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

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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.

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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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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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