Recent MSW Graduate
When I began my undergrad journey in 2011, I never imagined that I would be the confident individual I am now. As a non-traditional, first-generation college student, my undergraduate journey was long and at times difficult. However, through the love and support I gained from the faculty and staff, the uncertainty I had felt turned...
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social work interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional collaboration is an important aspect of hospital social work. Collaboration within different departments inside the hospital and with outside organizations is essential to providing clients with the help they need. I am completing my practicum at a local hospital, where I am also an employee. We work to provide care management and discharge planning...
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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 child abuse prevention
According to the Children’s Bureau, in 2020, roughly 2 million children received prevention services, and approximately 1.2 million children received post-response services (CMD, n.d.). Unfortunately, this data only includes state and local Child Protective Service Agencies. We can assume that these numbers could be much higher if we also had data from community-based agencies.
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social work bsw degree
The black and white of it, so to speak, is that institutional racism directly creates a disproportionately Black service population. Wage disparity, poverty, single parent households, incarceration, teen pregnancy, doubled infant mortality, and lack of equity in property plague Black communities at alarming rates compared to their white counterparts, (Moore, 2021, para. 2). This means...
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