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4 Reasons to Pursue a Master’s in Social Work

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Whether you are a college student, recent graduate, or currently employed, a master’s in social work (MSW) can help boost your career. Here are four reasons why. 1. Advocate for underserved populations. Social workers get to advocate for the most marginalized and vulnerable populations. At-risk populations require the most assistance from social workers, but they have the most difficult time ... Read More »

Mother, daughter earn MSWs together

By Rena Malai, News staff When Evelyn Scott’s daughter, Jasmine, told her they should go to graduate school together, she thought Jasmine was kidding. “It started as a joke,” Evelyn Scott said. “But going to grad school was on my bucket list, so we made a Christmas plan in 2013 to apply together.” The Durham, N.C., residents and NASW members ... Read More »

NASW-Connecticut helps secure state jobs for BSWs and MSWs

By Rena Malai, New staff Having a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work will now definitely pay off in Connecticut, thanks to efforts by the NASW Connecticut Chapter. The chapter convinced the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services to give hiring preference to social work degree job applicants for all state social work jobs, which took effect in March. DAS ... Read More »

MSW students lobby to stop practice of juvenile solitary confinement

By Rena Malai, News staff North Koreans used solitary confinement as a way to break down U.S. prisoners of war during the Korean War, broadcast journalist Ted Koppel said recently on “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” Koppel’s report highlighted 17-year-old James Stewart, an incarcerated juvenile who committed suicide after being placed in solitary confinement. Isolation was used as psychological torture ... Read More »

Reed selected to lead American Red Cross Preparedness Strategy

The American Red Cross announced in April that Richard Reed, who holds an MSW, has been appointed vice president for Preparedness and Resilience Strategy for the organization. Reed will lead a comprehensive organizational assessment of all American Red Cross preparedness, resilience, and recovery programs, including domestic and international programs. According to the Red Cross, Reed will be responsible for developing ... Read More »

Survey shows trend in schools offering dual or joint MSW degree

NASW News blog exclusive: An article published in the June 2012 issue of the NASW News discusses nontraditional career path programs at schools of social work in the U.S., including dual degree programs. Below are some additional statistics related to that article. According to a 2011 annual survey conducted by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), about 39 percent ... Read More »

Social Work Hospice Leaders Gain Recognition

Several social workers have recently received national recognition for their leadership in hospice and palliative care. Tracy Schroepfer, associate professor and director for the part-time MSW program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Social Work, was selected earlier this year to serve on the steering committee of the National Quality Forum’s Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Project. NASW and ... Read More »

Recognize 2010 Graduates with the Professional Social Worker Pin

Dear Social Work Student – Is your school using the Professional Social Worker pin to recognize graduating students? Ask your school to consider the silver-plated Professional Social Worker pin at commencement. Just $10 each for schools of social work, the pins distinguish Social Work from other programs on campus, and instill pride in the profession. All funds from the Social ... Read More »

Nominate an Oncology Social Worker as an Unsung Hero

Compassionate caregivers around the country are doing extraordinary work on the front lines of the fight against cancer. These doctors, nurses, social workers, and others offer comfort, courage, and inspiration to people facing cancer and their families. The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes the unsung heroes of cancer care and brings to light the critical role that outstanding ... Read More »