3 Ways social work students can get involved with professional conferences

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Professional social work conferences are a great way to network, learn, and stay up to date on various trends and social work practices. And while the term “professional” may hint at a more experienced target audience, such conferences are also a great opportunity for students and aspiring social work professionals. Here are three ways bachelor […]

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Taking care of yourself while taking care of others: Why self-care matters in social work

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As a student pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work, you are bound to juggle the demands of your coursework with the responsibilities of your daily life. As a future social work professional, these demands and responsibilities may become even greater as you become faced with difficult decisions related to client care. Growing evidence of social […]

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Deciding if a Master of Social Work is the right next step

Limestone College Social Work

Choosing to pursue an advanced degree such as a Master of Social Work can be a difficult decision, especially considering the time and financial investment required. That’s why it’s important to think critically about specific benefits an MSW can offer. Here are three things to keep in mind when deciding to pursue an MSW: Career […]

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

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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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