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The World Needs You: Social Worker Demand Increasing Across the Globe
There’s never been a better time to enter the social work profession. With marginalized and vulnerable populations needing support around the world, the social work profession is better equipped than any other to help them. And now, governments everywhere are stepping up and taking notice of the gifts social workers bring.

2018 Checklist for Clinicians
You have made it to the end of the year. Looking back, you realize just how hard you have worked. You have improved your clinical skills, grown as a professional, and are ready to enjoy the holiday season. Now it’s time to reflect on this past year and prepare for the coming year. Here is your complete clinician’s checklist.

Maintaining Study Focus During the Holiday Season
Remember, putting off studying does not make the stress or amount of studying you need to do go away. Much to the contrary, it can actually build up the stress even more and force you to resort to cramming information in at the last minute, or worse, skipping material entirely!

Celebrate and Take Action For the Final Social Work Grand Challenge
Over the past year, we’ve enjoyed taking part in The AASWSW’s Social Work Grand Challenges. Each month of 2018, The AASWSW has shared an important social challenge in America. As social workers, we’re ready to do our part and take action!

Getting Back on Track During Addiction Recovery: What It Takes to Truly Thrive
The best way to get started is to address every aspect of your life in some way and determine the changes that will need to be made.

Having the academic pressure of a graduate student level course load is stressful enough. However, more than three-quarters of graduate students are working at least 30 hours per week on top of their course load.

Being Thankful Can Impact Our Mental Health
It’s the time of year again, where Americans are gathering with family to eat turkey with all the fixings and get the holiday season festivities rolling. But the Thanksgiving holiday is more than just an opportunity to eat a large feast. It’s also a chance to express gratitude and feel thankful for all the good parts of our life that we can celebrate.

Why Continuing Education Courses are Important After Getting Your License
After you got your license, there’s no doubt you breathed a sigh of relief and happiness. After years of school, followed by additional hours logged studying to pass the exam, it’s a breath of fresh air when the worries about high pressure testing situations are over.

Social Work’s New Grand Challenge Takes on Finances
With just two Social Work Grand Challenges to go, we’re in the home stretch. Get pumped up and ready to take action, because the November challenge is an important one! This month, we’ll be focusing on helping Americans of all income levels develop more stable finances.

The Impact of Social Media on Our Youth
Mental health clinicians and students who work with youth or parents often wonder about how social media impacts the development of our youngest members of society.