Tag Archives: social work profession

The Great Resignation and Social Work – The Latest Issue of Social Work Advocates Is Available Online

The Great Resignation and Social Work Laetitia Clayton, Editor The COVID-19 pandemic spurred employees in many professions to leave their jobs in record numbers, resulting in what’s being called The Great Resignation. Social workers are leaving jobs, too, but it seems most are staying within the profession. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that social work will continue to ... Read More »

We ‘have a way to go’ to achieve racial equity in social work

September 25, 2020 About Social Work Responds The Association of Social Work Boards, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National Association of Social Workers are committed to collaborating on the range of issues affecting the social work profession and the people and communities we serve. Follow Up ASWB is seeking qualified social workers to write questions for the ... Read More »

Social Worker Identity: A Profession in Context

Social work is such a broad field, encompassing micro-, mezzo-, and macro-practice, that it can feel like it lacks a unifying professional identity. What are the underlying values and concepts of social work that delineate the profession, and how can these values and concepts help social workers frame their identities and situate themselves as professionals? An article in a recent ... Read More »

The Role of Female Leadership in Social Work Organizations

Women in the social work profession have historically been prominent in establishing the practice. Between formal social work policy issues such as, Gender-Based Violence and the Health of Adolescent Girls, pay equity, and global women’s issues, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has continued to represent and advocate for women’s empowerment in the social work profession. The field of ... Read More »

Hope Matters

Social work has been called the profession of hope. When looking for a change or a solution to a problem, we turn to manifestations of hope—expectation, optimism, belief, promise— both as individuals and on a societal level. The capacity to hope for change enables social workers to serve people who have experienced torture, trauma, drug addiction, domestic violence, or child ... Read More »