The rise of online support groups and how social workers can help

Limestone College Social Work

According to a Pew Research study, “eight percent of Internet users living with chronic disease say they participate in an online discussion, a listserv, or other online group forum that helps people with personal issues or health problems.” And, in situations when a person is looking for emotional support in dealing with a health issue, […]

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Improving geriatric care with leisure activities

Limestone College Social Work

One of the many considerations in caring for the elderly is addressing specific challenges related to the aging process, including a healthy aging mind. A recent study by the University of Texas at Dallas suggests that mentally challenging activities that involve an active learning component can have a positive impact on brain activity into late […]

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Social work course spotlight: Field Practicum

Limestone College Social Work

Attaining hands-on experience while earning a degree in social work is critical in furthering a young professionals understanding of theory and principles taught in the classroom. That’s why at Limestone College the keystone course for students pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work is SW 420 Field Practicum. Unlike a typical college course, field practicum doesn’t […]

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Military social work and working with veterans

Limestone College Social Work

For students who may be undecided about which direction to take in their social work career, here’s a look at what it’s like to work with veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 11 percent of the adult homeless population are veterans. Many of them are male and suffer from mental illness, […]

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Meet Limestone Social Work Program Faculty: Lisa Glenn

Limestone College Social Work

After years of following her heart to other careers, Lisa Glenn found her fit in social work. “I believe that God gave me a special gift where I can connect with people – some people that other people can’t reach or can’t see or don’t want to help,” states Glenn, a Social Work alumna and […]

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Social work and law: a holistic approach to helping those in need

Limestone College Social Work

In the world of social work, helping those in need is not always a matter of just providing social services. Sometimes, a case may involve legal issues such as evictions or domestic abuse requiring the help of legal professionals. Recognizing the need for a multi-dimensional approach to helping the most disadvantaged members of our society […]

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3 reasons to watch House of Cards if you are a Limestone College social work student

Limestone College Social Work

If you are not familiar with the show, House of Cards is a Netflix original series about American modern day politics. The show originally premiered in 2013, receiving rave reviews leading up to its recently released season four. Starring Kevin Spacey who plays Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district, the series explores […]

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How social work research informs practice

Limestone College Social Work

If you are earning a Bachelor of Social Work at Limestone College, one of the courses you’ll take is SW 350 Social Work Research. This course examines the role of research from a social work perspective and teaches students how to collect, analyze, interpret and present data. But why is research important in social work? […]

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Meet Limestone Social Work Program Faculty: Brooke Hamilton

Limestone College Social Work

If your father is an Episcopal priest and your mother is a psychiatric nurse, what are the odds you’d end up becoming a social worker? For Brooke Hamilton, a Social Work Preceptor at Limestone College, those odds were extremely high. She credits the dinnertime conversations she listened to when she was growing up with helping […]

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Social Work Practice Area: Child Welfare

Limestone College Social Work

It is often said that becoming a parent is one of life’s most significant events, having the power to change a person in more ways than one. For Nicole George, a Limestone College social work student, the journey to motherhood inspired a new found love for children —one that would also help her discover a […]

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