Social Work BS


Social Work Justice
The social work profession is one of compassion, understanding, empathy, and communication. Social workers across the globe carry these traits, as well as a passion for improving the quality of life for many underserved individuals in countless communities. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) outlines several core values in the Code of Ethics, but...
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Social Work Fighting Discrimination for LGBTQ+ Seniors
LGBTQ+ community members have endured discrimination regarding their fundamental human rights to healthcare, and violence because of who they love. Take for example the mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado, where 5 people were killed and at least 17 people were injured (PBS News Hour, 2022). Or the fact that 36 Republican senators,...
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Social Work is more than just Child Protective Services
The social work profession dates to the late 19th century and was established “to ensure that immigrants and other vulnerable people gained tools and skills to escape economic and social poverty.” (National Association of Social Workers – NASW). Since then, the social work profession has transformed itself into a multi-faceted field with a variety of...
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A recent survey indicates that there are more than 400,000 children across America living in the foster care system. Many states are facing a significant foster care shortage. For example, as a result of the pandemic Alaska’s licensed foster care homes dropped from nearly 1,100 down to 650 licensed homes with over 3,000 children in...
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social work mental health
We are living in a time when mental health problems are not only at an all-time high but also recognized more than ever. There has been a stigma around mental health issues, often causing them to be viewed from a negative perspective. Therefore, discovering you have mental health issues can often cause fear or a...
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social work domestic violence
Domestic violence is the "intentional and consistent use of power to control an intimate partner. It includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound their partner—or someone their partner loves".1 A person can be experiencing DV if they find themselves being controlled by the words and...
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social work bsw healing
Have you ever wondered why it’s easier to make friends in a college dorm than in a classroom? How about why you can study in a library, but not in your living room? Architecture and the physical environment can dramatically impact the type of human behaviors therein. This blog explores the behavior impacts of the...
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social work international overdose awareness day
Kentucky alone has been extensively battling the drug epidemic and overdose complexities. Overdosing is when a person consumes higher doses of a chemical substance than their body can feasibly tolerate. In 2021, it was reported that 2,250 Kentuckians died from a drug overdose; this is a 14.5% increase from the prior year. Unfortunately, 2020 saw...
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social work vicarious trauma
Vicarious trauma is the accruing effect of being exposed to someone else’s trauma. It frequently occurs in people who engage with trauma survivors or witness traumatic events, especially on a repetitive basis.
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social work older adults
Living past 75-years-old is what is known as being in the biological elite due to living past the current average life expectancy. As you may expect, 100-year-olds do suffer from illness and functional limitations greater than younger cohorts of older adults (Youdin, 2014). However, when a 100-year-old has a high degree of acceptance of the...
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