When we fail to address the social determinants of health, we miss opportunities to prevent some illnesses altogether and too often see patients presenting to clinical care with more advanced conditions which cost more to treat.
Thirty-five years ago, the United States ranked 13th among the 34 industrialized nations that are today in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in terms of life expectancy for newborn girls. These days, it ranks 29th.
From child care to inequality, welfare policy and equal rights, social policies determine the economic and social well-being of individuals and families. Brookings scholars explore how to design and implement social policies in order to reduce poverty, increase economic mobility and encourage responsibility and opportunity.
The military health-care system serves 2 million children, but there are only a handful of full-time pediatric social workers across the Defense Department’s sprawling network of hospitals. In the civilian world, this kind of staffing is “unimaginable.”
Social workers have an incredibly stressful & exhausting job. It can be physically taxing & emotionally draining with long, odd hours. Very few people understand what it takes to be a social worker & do these incredible things on a daily basis without the reward of money or recognition.
So why do they do it?
In these 10 TED talks that every social worker should see, some of the most perplexing questions about human thought and behavior are dissected, and many surprising answers and theories are proposed.
One way to become successful as a social worker student or on the job is to find other social workers to network with. Much of that networking needs to be local, so you have resources available to help you help others. But, staying on top of trends in the industry is important, too.
Social Work Today celebrates that professional bond among social workers in all their distinct roles and varied work settings. It is the only national monthly newsmagazine committed to enhancing the entire social work profession by exploring its difficult issues, new challenges, and current successes through expert, but concise editorial content presented in a contemporary, visually appealing style.
Social Work Helper is an upcoming progressive magazine providing news, information, and resources related to social issues, social work, social justice, and human rights.
The online community for social care.
Social Justice Solutions is a forum to promote the exploration of social welfare policy, and social work practice. In addition, by unifying social workers, SJS will create the foundation needed to promote social workers for public office.
Social Policy seeks to inform and report on the work of labor and community organizers who build union and constituency-based groups, run campaigns, and build movements for social justice, economic equality, and democratic participation in the U.S. and around the world.
SocialWorkersSpeak.org gives you a chance to influence how the entertainment industry and news media depicts the social work profession and issues social workers care about. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) developed this site to allow social workers and the general public to critique and improve the way social workers and social issues are covered in the news media, and portrayed in the entertainment industries.
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My aim is to create an online community that provides school social workers with the latest news, resources, and discussion of issues within the field.
THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER®, the social work careers magazine, has been published since 1994. Each issue provides practical articles on social work students, social work ethics, field placement, practice issues, practice specialties, technology in social work, book reviews, and more.
Provides information on all things social work, including direct practice (both clinical and community organizing), research, policy, education... and everything in between.
Innovative ideas incorporating technology into social work practice.
ACSWA, the online home of the profession, puts you in touch with your peers and helps you understand the marketplace and advance your clinical career. It has forums for learning, discussion, advice, and support, for reinforcing your professional identity and improving your practice skills, no matter what your setting.
We aim to deliver the best in Social Care jobs, news and career advice.
The National Association of Social Workers is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.
NPSW connects with Social Workers across the globe beyond national and regional boundaries.
Social Workers from any part of the world, working with any population, organizations, and settings are welcome to join this global network.
BehaveNet is the Web’s most comprehensive freely accessible encyclopedic taxonomy of psychiatric drugs (including drugs of abuse), diagnoses (including diagnostic criteria), terminology and notable people with references to associated media and other resources.
Connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum serves as a dynamic memorial to social reformer Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and her colleagues whose work changed the lives of their immigrant neighbors as well as national and international public policy. The Museum preserves and develops the original Hull-House site for the interpretation and continuation of the historic settlement house vision, linking research, education, and social engagement
The Mental Help Net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy.
A resource since 1988, the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field.
Webhealing.com was started in early 1995 after the death of my father. He had been a research scientst with NASA and had long been interested in finding ways to use technology to help people. I thought it was perfect fit as a way to honor him. At the time there was very little on the web for grief and healing. There were no web discussion groups using bulletin board software. Webhealing was the first to make use of those resources for grieving individuals