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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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June 15th, 2016

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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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May 16th, 2016

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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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May 12th, 2016

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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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April 14th, 2016

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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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March 9th, 2016

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Social work and advocacy

Limestone College Social Work

As social justice is one of the core values of the social work profession, it’s no surprise that many social work organizations and practitioners play a significant role in advocacy. Generally, the goal of advocacy is to boost public support for a given cause with the aim of influencing policy. For example, the National Association […]

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February 24th, 2016

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Social work practice area: Gerontology

Limestone College Social Work

Whether you have an aging grandparent, parent, or even a neighbor, you’ve probably had some experience in helping or caring for an elderly person. In fact, 80 percent of care provided to older adults comes from their family and friends. This support system can indeed be wonderful but eventually, many elderly people and their caregivers […]

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February 10th, 2016

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Driving social change with a Bachelors in Social Work

Limestone College Social Work

Earlier this year, when President Obama spoke to a group of middle-school students about his plans post presidency, he said he was interested “in doing the kind of work [he] was doing before”… alluding to his time as a community organizer. However, even prior to the President’s spotlight of the profession, many social workers have […]

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January 13th, 2016

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Social work and poverty prevention

Limestone College Social Work

Fighting social injustices including poverty is at the heart of the social work profession. And now, with the growing political debate surrounding the disparity between the wealthy and the poor, the spotlight shines a little brighter on the role social workers play in helping those in need. According to the Census Bureau, poverty affects more […]

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December 9th, 2015

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Social Work and Psychology

Limestone College Social Work

It should come as no surprise that one of the degree requirements for the bachelors in Social Work at Limestone College is a course in Psychology.  After all, understanding the sociocultural determinants of behavior, personality development and psychopathology— the scientific study of mental disorders — proves valuable in any career where you help other individuals. […]

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November 18th, 2015

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