Networking can be a key part of professional development for any career trajectory, including social work. Networking in social work can potentially help create lasting career outcomes. This page will discuss the types of networking that social workers can engage in, as well as tips that may help a social worker navigate building a network. What Is Professional Networking in Social Work? Professional networking describes the act of building a network of professional contacts within your industry that can help you navigate career growth and achieve professional goals. Social workers have a unique position within their communities that allows for […]
Resources for Social Work Students
Explore social work scholarship and financial aid options for undergraduate and graduate programs in our comprehensive guide.
Social workers can support the homeless population in a variety of ways. Learn more about resources social workers can leverage to help this population.
Discover ways in which social workers can advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and resources for social workers interested in supporting LGBTQIA+ folks.
Cognitive decline can change how those affected interact with their loved ones, especially children. Learn more on how to support them.
Kids notice race earlier than adults may think, which means parents, social workers and educators should help guide them as they develop ideas about race, identity and culture.
Self-soothing is an important part of self care for our mental health. Read more on how to soothe yourself in times of emotional crisis.
There are dozens of professional organizations in the field of social work. They range from very large organizations like the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), which has over 120,000 members, to smaller more niche organizations like the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW). There are also social work organizations that focus on specific ethnic groups, like the Hispanic or African American communities, or have religious affiliations. While every social work organization is different, organizations provide their members with a variety of resources that could include: professional development, continuing education, certifications, annual conferences and events, newsletters and journals, social networking, job boards, […]
Cyberbullying is one of the biggest challenges that school social workers currently face. This in-depth resource explains the psychological, emotional, and social effects of cyberbullying, and how school social workers can address cyberbullying at their school(s) and in their community. In addition, this article contains useful insights and advice for parents, teachers, and school administrators on how they can prevent and respond to cyberbullying incidents.
Becoming a strong ally to Asians and Pacific Islanders requires learning about the specific challenges the different communities face.