An Overview of the Strengths Perspective

In today's article, we'll be addressing one of the foundations of social work practice, the strengths perspective. I hope you enjoy, and perhaps even apply this approach to whatever profession you find yourself in. Side Note: References will be at the bottom. The majority of the article will come from what I've learned thus far... Continue Reading →

Antisocial vs. Asocial – Does the Difference Matter?

Below is a brief description on the difference between an individual who is antisocial and one who is asocial. I hope this clears up the misused terms used here, and gives a greater number of people understanding on introversion and psychopathy. Antisocial  A person who is anti-social is said to be so due to a... Continue Reading →

What to Achieve at Your Social Work Field Practice

In August, I will be beginning my Bachelor's level year-long field experience. While at community college, I completed an Associate's level semester-long internship at a foster care and adoption agency, and it was  a wonderful experience to have prior to my BSW internship. Because of this, I now have a better idea of what I,... Continue Reading →

Social Work’s 12 Grand Challenges

The Grand Challenges of social work are the larger, umbrella topics of social issues that seem almost impossible to solve. For the profession of social work, this list was formulated by some of the best and well-known in the field. Follow the link provided for more information on the specifics talked about with Dr. Richard... Continue Reading →

The Delicate Balance of Profiling & Ignoring Stereotypes

In the social work profession, the practice of cultural competence is largely talked about and desired in any practicing social worker. It is so sought after, that the National Association of Social Workers has Cultural Awareness listed in the Social Workers' Ethical Responsibility to Clients section of the Code of Ethics. As it is spoken... Continue Reading →

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