Tag «macro social work»

I Love Macro Social Work

  I Love Macro Social Work Social workers stand up for millions of people every day. These include people who are experiencing devastating illnesses and mental health crises, our veterans, children, families and communities. Yet many people still misunderstand who social workers are and the invaluable contributions they bring to society. This year National Association …

Support Pack A Backpack Drive™ 2017

  Our Annual Pack A Backpack™ Drive begins April 1, 2017 and ends on May 5, 2017. We are collecting backpacks (and duffel bags) filled with personal hygiene items for teen boys in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters. Backpacks will be delivered in May during National Foster Care Month.  Our goal is 250 …

“Getting It Right” in Social Work

  “Getting It Right” in Social Work A Social Work Month Message From Darla Spence Coffey, CSWE President & CEO   We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system.  But also for and with those who often have so much …

Trends in Macro Social Work Education

  Trends in Macro Social Work Education By Sue Coyle, MSW Social Work Today Vol. 16 No. 2 P. 16   For macro social work to regain ground in the field, it must start in the classroom.   In today’s world, micro social work reigns supreme—or at least that’s how it appears.   Those entering …

I Love Social Work Interns

  I love working with social work interns. I have served as a Field Instructor or Internship Manager for both undergraduate and graduate social work students.  I was going to write a different blog post but Christina Reardon so eloquently put into words all the reasons I love serving as a Social Work Field Instructor. …

Where to Find Security Talent & How to Keep Them Happy

  Where to Find Security Talent & How to Keep Them Happy By Tim Armstrong It’s no secret that there’s a huge talent shortage in the security space today. With a low supply and high demand, salaries have surged, increasing 6.4% from 2015 to 2016. (That’s an even higher salary growth than software engineers are …

Join me at the Business Women’s Network of Howard County Luncheon

  The Business Women’s Network of Howard County promotes and supports professional women in their careers as executives, business owners and leaders. BWN provides a vibrant network of women who have a significant impact on the business environment in Howard County.   I am honored to be a panelist for How to Attract and Retain …

What Tasks Can An Unpaid Intern Perform?

  First let me start by saying that I believe every intern should receive some sort of financial compensation whether it is a weekly transportation stipend or a monthly bonus – even interns working in nonprofit organizations.   There are regulations for what constitutes an unpaid internship versus employment in private or for profit sector.  …

Don’t Get Sued By Your Intern

Ignore the idea that interns are free labor.   The Department of Labor Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.  If each of the following six criteria listed below are met, an employment relationship …

Area business leaders learn ‘ins and outs’ of internships

  Area business leaders learn ‘ins and outs’ of internships By Sarah Hite Hando at Times Leaders   WILKES-BARRE — When Maureen Ciliberto was an intern “back in the day,” fetching coffee was one of the duties.   “I was able to observe a lot, but I was more like extra help,” said Ciliberto, career …