Making Money in Social Work: Breaking the Low Pay Myth

Social workers are often told, alongside the pity glance, that the field is low pay & you'll burn yourself out trying to survive. Though I agree that the field is terribly underpaid and undervalued, I do believe that too much weight is given to the underpaid aspect of social work. So how can we make... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready? | Becoming a Social Worker

Since my time beginning university, all the way at community college working towards my A.S. in Human Services, to being at one of the top Ivy League social work graduate schools, there is one consistent element that continues to frustrate me - the people becoming social workers.  I see this with all pathways, be it... Continue Reading →

Why People Ignore the Horrors of Reality

For a long time, my heart has hurt for black families that have had sons killed by police officers, children molested by the family friend that everyone loves and trusts, and refugees seeking asylum in the United States due to war and death in their home country. I could never understand why it seems so... Continue Reading →

Advocacy 101: Going to Bat for Your Client

Advocacy is a widely talked about topic, but how exactly is advocacy accomplished? Below, advocacy will be broken down and tips for fighting for your client base or individual client at all levels will be provided. Feel free to comment some of your own advocacy tips, and how you work with various populations. What is... Continue Reading →

Myths About People with Developmental Disabilities

I've worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for about three years now, and it is a population I find vast amounts of love and joy. With this love and joy however, negativity and ignorance is possessed by many. It is with this writing that I hope to break any false ideas you have about people... Continue Reading →

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