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The Link Between Mental Illness And Homelessness

On any single night in the United States, up to 600,000 people sleep on sidewalks, under bridges, in the woods, or in emergency shelters.


    Social Work and the Juvenile Justice System

    Today, the United States has a separate legal system in place for juveniles. And the juvenile justice system works hand in hand with social workers for the welfare and rehabilitation of young people.


      Graduate Spotlight: Brenda Ray – Putting Mentors in the Driver’s Seat

      When Brenda Ray learned Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana was overlooking volunteer mentors because they didn’t have Indiana driver’s licenses, she went on a one-woman mission to change the years-old policy and open the doors to help at-risk children.


        Graduate Spotlight: Pamela’s Story

        For Pamela Piero, MSSA, a career in social work seemed to be her destiny. Growing up in northeast Ohio with many adopted cousins, nieces, and nephews, she also watched as her next-door neighbor fostered babies until they were adopted into loving homes.


          The Increase Of Mental Health Issues And How Social Workers Can Help

          The mental health community has seen a marked increase in the number of mental health diagnoses in recent years, especially among children and young adults. The types of disorders being seen more frequently are depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.


            Becoming A Social Work Leader

            As a leader in the field of social work and an acclaimed Case Western Reserve University professor, [Grace Longwell] Coyle’s concepts in 1930 shaped the focus of modern social work by developing a scientific approach to organized group work


              Social Work on a Global Scale

              Does the role of a social worker change when the work moves overseas? Take some time to understand the unique challenges and demands of a global change agent.


                Protect Our Kids Act: An Update

                Social workers have a key role in implementing the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012, a federal strategy to reduce the number of child deaths attributed to abuse or neglect.


                  Self-Care for Social Workers

                  Social workers can have stressful daily roles; practitioners must develop a habitual practice of self-care techniques to avoid burn-out.


                    Social Workers Play Critical Roles During Disaster Relief

                    Natural or man-made disasters can generate PTSD and other disorders in community members and relief workers alike; social workers can aid in the healing process.


                      Green Social Work

                      When in 2010 CSWE declared sustainability to be the social justice issue of the new century, it was clear that the social work field was ready to embrace the global issue of sustainability.


                        3 Reasons to Get Your Masters of Social Work Now

                        MSW degrees provide valuable, practical experience and open the door to a number of job opportunities. See other reasons to get your MSW now on our blog.


                          How to Get the Most from a Social Work Degree Online

                          If you are interested in social work, an online degree may be ideal for you. On our blog, see how to get the most from your social work degree online.


                            What to Expect From a Career in Social Work

                            A range of job duties awaits those who graduate with an MSW online. Read about social work careers, from job duties to settings and earning outlooks on our blog.


                              Student Spotlight: Chelsea’s Story

                              Case Western Reserve University Online Master of Science in Social Administration Student Spotlight Discover Chelsea’s Story


                                Student Spotlight: Daniel’s Story

                                Case Western Reserve University online Master of Science in Social Administration Student Spotlight. Discover Daniel’s story


                                  Getting Started as a Social Worker

                                  Demand for health care and social services is growing, which suggests that social work is a great choice for compassionate people interested in helping others. Find out how to get your career as a social worker started.