Celebrating 2017 Social Work Month

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Every year, the month of March is celebrated as the National Social Work Month. As such, it offers a unique opportunity to highlight the contributions of more than 600,000 social workers around the country for the impact they make in our society every day. This year’s Social Work Month theme is “Social Workers Stand Up!” […]

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Social Work Course Spotlight: SW 206 The Influence of Sexual Factors on Behavior

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Limestone College students pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work may wonder why they need to take the course SW 206 The Influence of Sexual Factors on Behavior. A recent Social Work Today article illustrates just how vital this class can be for a social worker. This article discusses sex education for young adults with intellectual/developmental […]

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Top 5 movie picks for aspiring social workers

Limestone College Social Work

The importance of self-care is a widely discussed topic in social work. From the heavy workload to the emotional toll of working with people battling some of life’s most difficult challenges, it’s not uncommon for social workers to suffer job burnout. That’s why it’s important for social workers and those who are aspiring to enter […]

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Starting a private practice with a bachelor’s degree in social work

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For many who are entering the field of social work, the idea of running a private practice may sound enticing. From being your own boss to creating your ideal schedule, there are many perks to starting a business. However, as true with any business venture including a social work practice, there are risks, responsibilities and […]

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Cyberbullying: When social media is part of the problem and how social workers can respond

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In our recent post on setting client boundaries, we discussed some of the ways social workers can manage client relationships in the age of social media, such as instituting a social media policy and not interacting with clients on social media channels. However, what happens when social media is part of the problem the client […]

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Health Care Policy Update: Substance Abuse Treatment

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In our recent post on Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor, we shared some of the health care issues surrounding the fight against drug addiction, including the significant treatment gap in America. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), more than 20 million Americans suffering from substance abuse who needed treatment in […]

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Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor: What social work bachelor’s students need to know

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In the 2016 presidential campaign, one of the issues that surfaced to the forefront of political debate was the New Hampshire drug epidemic. Alarming statistics of drug related deaths in New Hampshire and across America have fueled the discussion about causes, needs, prevention and treatment. And among them, the need for trained substance abuse professionals and counselors. […]

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A social worker or a superhero: what’s your superpower

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As children we are often asked, if you could have one superpower, what would it be? Excitedly we contemplate fictional characteristics like flying or telepathy as we let our imagination wander. But rarely do we grow up thinking that we actually have a superpower. Dr. Anna Scheyett, a dean of the University of Georgia School […]

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Social work: setting client boundaries in the age of social media

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Imagine your life as a successful social worker. Now imagine one day receiving a Facebook friend request from your client. What do you do? Do you accept? Do you ignore the request? And what influence, if any, might your client’s condition — say, severe depression, for example — have on your decision? As social media […]

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Cooking & Social Work: The story of one Limestone student

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Cooking. For some an apron, chopping board and the sizzle of food hitting a hot pan is nothing more than a chore necessitated by the need to eat. For others, like Limestone’s social work student, Zaviah Wray, cooking is a lifelong passion closely intertwined with her path to social work. Zaviah’s love for cooking began […]

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