Social Work News
Tales of a Quarantined Social Work Student
Here I am nearing the end of my college career as a social work student, quarantined during a worldwide pandemic, COVID-19.
We’re All in This Together
In the Letcher County School system, over 75 percent of students qualify for free and/or reduced lunch.
Child Welfare and the Family First Act
Congress passed the Family First Act, a new federal child welfare act. This federal legislation is now being implemented in Kentucky, as well as the other states in the nation.
The Role of Social Workers in Elder Self-neglect Prevention
According to the American Society on Aging, social workers are reporting elder self-neglect among individuals age 65 and older as a significant and growing problem.
EKU Named Among Most Affordable Social Work Bachelor’s Degrees
HumanServicesEdu.org named Eastern Kentucky University among the Most Affordable BSW Programs in the United States.
Social Worker VS. Social Services Worker: Ensuring Proper Training in the Field of Social Work
I recently listened to a news conference at which Gov. Bevin proposed a new apprenticing initiative to train high school students for social services worker positions in the Department of Community Based Services (DCBS).
Social Work and Hospice
Students often do not consider a career in hospice due to a few misconceptions. Hospice provides care to all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, the District of Columbia and the U.S Virgin Islands. In 2014 there were approximately 61,000 locations and still growing.
Social Work Careers in Health Care
Upon earning a bachelor’s of social work (BSW) degree you may choose to specialize in a particular field of social work. One specialized area of practice is medical social work.
Social Work Career Opportunities with Older Adults
If you have ever considered a social work career with older adults but thought you would be restricted to working in a nursing facility or other institutional setting, you may want to consider the following demographics.
Social Work and Families
When you ask people ’What do social workers do?” the average person will say something about social workers taking children away from their families. While that sometimes becomes a necessity, it is only partially true.
Turn your desire to help others into a rewarding career
Many people want to help others. It is good to want to help others. It speaks to our humanity, our sense of mutuality, and even to our purpose. But the desire to help other people, while a good goal, has its limitations.
EKU Announces Online Social Work Degree
Eastern Kentucky University will offer the bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) online in fall 2017. The new format will prepare students for success in a growing field.