Helping people put their lives back together is one of the most rewarding parts of the job for a substance abuse social worker. Learn more reasons why this specialty area of social work can offer a fulfilling professional path.
Although the military is working to address problems related to sexual assault, prevention efforts may need to focus on culture change.
Social workers are finding their skill sets are transferable and valuable in business and nontraditional settings. Learn how to highlight those skills when applying for jobs.
Social work is one of those careers in which you can truly make a difference in people’s lives. A Master of Social Work degree can open many doors and show others you have not only the knowledge and the skills, but also the compassion and dedication necessary to work in such an important field.
Regardless of their documentation status, children with undocumented family members are not shielded from living under the constant fear that their loved ones may be taken from them without warning. To better address the needs of families facing mental health challenges, USC partnered with the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles to create a first-of-its-kind mental health counseling program which offers free services on site for clients regardless of immigration status.
Social factors play a significant role in binge drinking. Learn how self-regulation and mindfulness can moderate alcohol consumption.
Individuals considering this field of work should pursue a Master’s in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution such as the online MSW program from USC. Want to know more? Learn how to become a LCSW.
Navigating the medical system can be complicated for patients and their families. But medical social workers can help. Their job focuses on providing people with chronic and acute illnesses with everything from mental health and financial support to rehabilitation and palliative care services.
Understanding what’s behind a self-harmer’s actions can increase a person’s empathy and ability to help those in need.
Preparedness is an important part of disaster response. Learn about what roles exist for volunteers and how to get involved.