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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 …

“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. …

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 …

Share This Career Tip With Your Social Work Intern

  Social Workers Need to be Social Networkers! by Jonathan Richardson   Networking is probably the most important part of anyone’s career, and everyone, especially social workers and students, should be practicing proper networking habits. As social workers, we need to be leaders in our community and build successful relationships with various people, and it …

Micro Social Work Students Should Take Macro Social Work Courses

  The Council on Social Work Education sets the standards for undergraduate and graduate education. The Association of Social Work Boards develops and administers nationwide licensing exams. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world which works to enhance the professional growth and development …

5 Things You Should Never Say To a Social Work Student

Social Workers are dedicated to making a difference. They are compassionate professionals committed to helping others live their best lives. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), social work is one of the fastest growing careers in the United States. Employment of social workers is projected to grow 19 percent …

I’m Calling For Social Workers

Social Workers Rock!! I want to get to know my readers better. Instead of writing about myself and my experiences today, I have 10 questions for you (Social Workers) that will help me to support your specific professional needs. Are you ready? Here we go: Are you currently a graduate or undergraduate social work student? …