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With 2020 more than halfway over, there are countless challenges that social workers are currently facing. For many, it might feel like there are still more concerns to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a historic economic downturn leaving millions unemployed, and Black Lives Matter protes...

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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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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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