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While some professions may occasionally confront the impact of social injustice, social work is among the few careers that deal with it as an intrinsic part of their job function.

It’s a social worker’s responsibility to empower their clients and help them find the resources and services they n...

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Emotional intelligence is a phrase that’s often thrown around, particularly in the business community. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this concept is equally important for social workers to understand.

Today, many recognize the five components of emotional intelligence as defined...

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For nearly everyone, professional development can be beneficial to staying on top of their career, whether it involves learning about new research or mastering new innovative techniques and strategies.

However, social work professional development takes on critical importance. Social workers ne...

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Not every social worker’s day-to-day workload looks the same. From working with policymakers to individual families, there are countless career paths a degree in social work can take them. While each environment has its own benefits and drawbacks, the challenges faced by social workers in rural co...

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On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a pandemic. Even before the announcement, governments and communities have been on high alert as the number of those infected with the virus rises exponentially, seemingly on a daily basis.

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With 2020 already feeling like it’s speeding by, there are many challenges that social workers are currently facing. From food insecurity to climate justice, the list of social issues in the U.S. and around the globe can seem overwhelming.

At Yeshiva University, we understand that pulling togeth...

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Every March, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) celebrates the profession by calling attention to the work and accomplishments of its members. Choosing “Generations Strong” as this year’s theme, the NASW wants to recognize the country’s more than 700,000 social workers,1 from thos...

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Getting your social work license is an essential part of being a social worker, but that doesn’t mean it can’t feel overwhelming. Whether you’re still deciding on a master’s program or you are preparing to take your licensure exam, there is a lot to take into consideration.

The most important: E...

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It’s a question frequently asked by those who know they want to dedicate their careers to helping others: What’s the best way for me to be of service?

The only way to get to the answer? Dig in and research. Otherwise, you could miss some crucial aspects about each profession. For many considerin...

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About the Code

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics serves to uphold the profession’s mission. As a profession, social work aims to improve human well-being and help satisfy the fundamental human needs of all people, with special regard to the needs and empowerment of...

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