Summer of reading for social workers in training

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With summer just around the corner, you may be in search of a good reading list that can offer a source of entertainment, relaxation but also personal development. Below we’ve highlighted a few reading lists along with specific book picks that Bachelor of Social Work students might enjoy and learn from. Gatesnotes: 5 Good Summer […]

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Continued education resources for aspiring social workers

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As an aspiring social worker, studying toward your Bachelors in Social Work, you may already know that once you obtain your professional license, you will be required to pursue continued education (CE) to maintain your credentials. For example, in South Carolina, licensed social workers are required to complete 40 hours of continued education biannually. At […]

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Homelessness among youth and the role of social workers

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For most people, when they think of homelessness, an image of a middle-aged person comes to mind. Yet in the U.S., homelessness impacts a surprisingly large number of youth. It is estimated that there are over 1.3 million young people — those who are 18 or younger — living on the streets at any given […]

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Infographic: Social work careers in South Carolina and beyond

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If you are earning a Bachelor of Social Work at Limestone College, you may be wondering about state-wide and national employment statistics for the field you will soon enter. To provide current and aspiring social work students with this important information, we created a Careers in Compassion infographic. Our data was compiled from the Bureau […]

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Loan forgiveness programs for social work students

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Talk to almost any social worker and you will likely hear that the expected career income was not the primary driver of their decision to choose social work as a profession. While most social workers are motivated by their desire to help others, income still plays an undeniably critical role in one’s quality of life, […]

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Funding opportunities for social work students

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For students earning a Bachelor of Social Work, there are many scholarship and fellowship opportunities that can help pay for the cost of education. Typically, the amount of financial support can vary from a couple of hundred dollars to a few thousand. When searching for scholarships or fellowships, students should pay close attention to the […]

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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

Limestone College Social Work

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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