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8 Strategies for Balancing a Career, Family and Graduate School
Balancing your career and home life is hard, adding graduate school may seem impossible — but nothing could be further from the truth.
Social Work Job Specialties and Their Salaries
If your goal is to get a job as a social worker, these specialties are your best options. However, the average pay can fluctuate between those positions.
What Do Medical Social Workers Do?
Medical social workers provide frontline services to patients and their families. Explore the role of the medical social worker and learn what it takes to become one.
What Does a Social Worker Do for Children and Families?
A comprehensive resource for anyone interested in this important field. Download A Social Worker's Guide to Working with Children today.
Military Social Work: On the Front Lines of Social Justice
Military social work provides many opportunities for those looking to pursue a rewarding career in the field of social work.
Why Be A Social Worker
Why be a Social Worker? Here is an infographic of the career and salary opportunities that await you as a social worker.
Inside the Mind of a Social Worker [Infographic]
Qualities needed for successful social work careers include a double handful of social values and skills. View the infographic.
What to Look for in an Online Counseling Program
This infographic will provide you with the key things to look for when choosing an online counseling program, such as degree quality and licensure prep.
Key Milestones in Childhood Development [Infographic]
Knowing childhood development stages gives social workers clear signals about the expected growth and behaviors for babies and toddlers.
What Type of Social Worker Should You Be?
Thinking about getting into social work? Discover the different types of social workers to decide what type of social worker you want to be.
How the Hispanic Population Has Changed Social Work
The fast-growing Hispanic population is affecting the social work field as a whole.
How to Help Foster Parents with Cultural Sensitivity Training
Being well-versed in different cultures brings cultural competency and a strong degree of cultural awareness to foster parents.
Comparing the Roles of Different Types of School Counselors
Take a look at the roles and responsibilities of different types of school counselors.
The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Compassion Fatigue
Some social workers may experience compassion fatigue as they spend a good deal of their time making sure others' needs are met.
What’s the Difference Between a School Counselor and a School Psychologist?
There are many differences in responsibilities and education requirements for a school counselor and a school psychologist.
How to Become a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager
Becoming a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager is a distinction that equals job and salary benefits and that yields meaningful client interaction.
Helping Families Build Relationships from Foster Care to Adoption
Adopting a child is taxing on both sides. Building a healthy relationship from start to finish is the best way for everyone to gain trust and comfort.
The Social Worker and Child Advocacy
The demand for social workers within the child advocacy realm is at an all-time high — see how you may help fill this critical need.
How to Chart Your Social Work Career Path
The field of social work is very diverse. With research, planning, and patience, you can turn your dream career into a reality.
The Top 5 Networking Associations for School Counselors
Network through professional associations to meet other school counselors and open doors to school counseling job opportunities.
How Guidance Counselors Help Students Decide on a Career Path
Discover how guidance counselors work with students to plan their career paths. Read more at Our Lady of the Lake University and start your future today.
Social Workers Can Play a Key Role in Teen Suicide Prevention
Social workers should know what to look for and how to take action when dealing with a suicidal teen.
How Social Workers Help Women Living in Poverty
Nearly 1/7 of the world’s population, mostly women, lives on a dollar a day; social workers are instrumental in reducing the feminization of poverty.
The Top 5 Free Online Resources for School Counselors
Technology makes it easier than ever for school counseling professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest industry news and share insights and ideas with fellow counselors.
Are High School Career Aptitude Tests a Good Predictor of Work Happiness?
School counselors are required to have a bevy of resources to help students determine their ideal career path including career aptitude tests.
Psychopathology’s Role in Social Work
The field of psychopathology involves studying mental illness to find the best ways to diagnose and treat it.
Internship vs. Capstone
OLLU online MSW Student Joseph De Luca describes some of the differences between a capstone course and an internship.
The Importance of Time Management
MSW Student Monica Romero explains the importance of time management while earning your Master's degree.
Home Sweet Home: Social Workers Find Fulfillment Helping Homeless
In 2014, the number of homeless people across the U.S. totaled 600,000. Read how social workers are finding fulfillment ending homelessness.
Overview of Social Worker Qualifications
What does it take to answer your professional calling and become a social worker?
Three Ways Elementary School Counselors Make a Huge Impact on Early Learning
This article presents an overview of the role elementary school counselors play in the early learning environment.
What Does a Licensed Professional Counselor Do?
LPCs are trained and licensed to treat mental, behavioral and emotional problems. Learn more about what LPCs do and how to become an LPC.
Ensuring Our Social Work System Can Meet The Needs Of Hispanics
Around 90% of social work academics in the U.S. agree that preparing students to work with the Hispanic population is important.
Correctional Social Work: A Look on the Inside
Interested in a career in correctional social work? Check out this article to read about the roles, responsibilities, & challenges of this field.
The Importance of Self Care in Social Work
OLLU MSW student explains how implementing self-care practices in your day-to-day work as a social worker is imperative to a healthy mind, body and soul.
The Role of Social Work Administrators in Child Welfare
Social work agencies are complex organizations and require strong leaders. Here's how administrators manage to provide the best care in child services.
How Social Workers Use Technology
Technology enables social workers to ethically streamline many professional operations such as recording and storing data while serving more clients.
Learning Styles of Introverts and Extroverts
The learning styles of extroverts and introverts vary greatly, reaching them both can prove to be challenging.
Applying Social Justice Principles in Social Work with Children
The principles of social justice are applied in their work with everyone from the disabled, poor, elderly and children.
A Look at Ethical Issues in School Counseling
This article presents an overview of the major ethical issues school counselors might face.
Social Work and Community Development
Social workers are at the front lines of development for community improvement programs and projects as they help communities overcome barriers to change.
Top Skills Needed to be a Social Worker
Do you want to know the skills needed to be a successful social worker? Learn 11 strengths to develop or nurture for your social work career.