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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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The History of Grand Challenges

In 2015 the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) launched an initiative called the Grand Challenges for Social Work.1 Grand Challenges have been used for more than a century across different fields to address significant societal issues. O...

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With a growing number of people facing traumatic events, it’s important that social workers are properly trained in disaster relief, planning, and recovery. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), since 1980 there have been 241 sustained weather and climate disaste...

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Applying to graduate school has many steps, and sometimes the personal statement portion of the application can feel daunting. This submission should be a representation of your personality, passion and commitment to furthering your education, and it’s just as important as your test scores and aca...

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Each person considering earning an advanced degree has their own motivations: promotions, higher salaries, expanding their skills and knowledge and gaining respect and credibility in the office. Even if their reasons for pursuing a master’s degree differ, each potential candidate likely shares the...

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Why Do These Letters Matter?

Letters of recommendation are a vital part of your graduate school application. While things like your test scores, transcripts and personal statement are extremely important aspects of your application, excellent letters of recommendation can help to make up for pot...

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If you are drawn to the field of social work and desire to make meaningful, life-changing connections with others, consider a career in micro-level social work. A micro-level social worker can provide skillful guidance and personalized care that can alter the course of someone's life for the bette...

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Mary White

Social work internships—also known as field placements and fieldwork—are an integral part of an aspiring social worker’s education.

As the associate director of field education for the Online MSW at Yeshiva University, Mary White makes a career out of helping students find the right career path...

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The reasons why social work is needed vary depending on who you ask. The real value of social work is grounded in the field's simultaneous commitment to improving individual well-being and addressing the broader social justice issues that impact the individual. In fact, social work's code of ethic...

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When discussing social work, the topic of salaries isn't usually the first thing mentioned, so you may be wondering what a Master of Social Work (MSW) salary looks like. We believe honesty is the best policy, so we're going to lead with it. If your goal is to become the next Bill Gates or to thoro...

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