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“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 …

5 Life Lessons Revisited in 2016

  Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! At the end of each year I take time to reflect and plan.  I often write blogs about the lessons I learned during the year.  This year has been a year unlike any other.  It was tough in many ways both personally and professionally.  This year there weren’t new …

Taking Macro Social Work to the Next Level

  Social work is often divided into three broad practice categories: macro, mezzo and micro. Macro level social work is interventions provided on a large scale that affect entire communities and systems of care. Mezzo social work happens on an intermediate scale, involving neighborhoods, institutions or other smaller groups. Micro social work is the most …

Social Workers for Business?

  Social Workers for Business? How They’re Helping the Private Sector And It’s Not Just Corporate Social Responsibility By Melissa Thompson   When most people think of social workers, they think of the people working in public agencies, helping individuals and families access services and live better lives. While the majority of licensed social workers …

How Social Workers Add Value to Businesses From the Inside Out

How Social Workers Add Value to Businesses From the Inside Out By Sam Becker   The corporate world is in a state of constant flux, shifting in both design and function, always adapting to market trends and adopting new efficiency models. The American business landscape is a venerable laboratory of sorts, allowing for entrepreneurs to …

Choosing the perfect intern the right way

  Choosing the perfect intern the right way By Disha Kathuria The internship phase is the Rainbow Bridge or star gate on the career path. It is the transitory period where freshly moulded minds leave the safety of the theoretical world of books, assignments, and exams, for the practical world. Not only is this phase …

Will You Make The Impossible Possible?

  Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary book is a great read for interns and internship managers.  It is a blueprint for what is possible when we believe, focus, commit, collaborate, and persevere.  The social worker in could barely contain my enthusiasm as I …

Get Hired As An Intern: Land the Internship of Your Dreams Ebook

  Get Hired As An Intern: Land the Internship of Your Dreams Kindle Edition   The economy and job market continue to evolve, yet internships are still a viable option to gain practical work experience and stand out in the crowd – perhaps now more than ever. As an emerging professional striving for economic self-sufficiency, …

Packaged For Success Provides Consultation to Colleges

  I serve as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Washington University, as an Internship Supervisor, and as a hiring manager with nearly two decades of experience in the human services industry.  I am also an undergraduate and graduate first generation college student, college parent, and career coach. I received my Masters of Social Work degree …