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Grand Challenge #9: Promote Smart Decarceration
It’s September, and if you’re a social work student you’re most likely coming back to school after your summer break. If you’re a practitioner, you might be returning from a great vacation. Hopefully, you’ve been following along with the Social Work Grand Challenges throughout the summer months and are ready to rise up for our new September call to action!

Choosing the Social Work Program That Works For You
Getting a social work degree is often the first step in a new career in social work. If you're considering becoming a social worker, you're no doubt looking at programs and considering your options.

Grand Challenge #8: Harness Technology For Social Good
Many of you probably already use technology in some form to help your clients and learn. If you use online software to input your client notes or turn in your social work papers using an online school program, you’re using technological advances. But the AASWSW believes that social work is behind other fields in the implementation of technology to help the people we serve.

Continued Education for Social Workers
What are CEUs? Oriented at working adults, they offer opportunities to continuing learning practical knowledge immediately applicable to your work. They make it easy to hone and develop pragmatic skillsets that you won’t necessarily pick up on the job.

Social Work Grand Challenges: We’re Halfway There
If you’ve been following this blog since early 2018, you’ve learned about six Grand Challenges for social workers in America and started making a difference in your own communities.

Transitioning from Social Work Student to Licensed Social Worker
At this time of year, many newly graduated social workers are taking their freshly minted BSW and MSW degrees on the job market for the first time. Most new social workers completed field work placements as part of their degree, but working as an intern is different from starting a new full time job.

2018 ASWB Social Work Exam Changes
If you’re getting ready to take the licensure exam at any level, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest changes. In 2018, the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) made changes to all four of its exams, the Bachelors Exam, Masters Exam, Advanced Generalist Exam, and Clinical Exam, for the first time since 2011. The changes are intended to reflect the ways social work practice has shifted during those years.

Prevail Over June’s Grand Challenge For Social Work
Are you ready to tackle another Grand Challenge of Social Work? This month, The AASWSW is calling on social workers to make big strides on a problem that’s made life very difficult for many people they serve: homelessness.

Having Resilience and Perseverance in the Social Work Industry
In this industry, we handle high caseloads and battle decreasing resources to do our best to serve clients. But if social workers lack the right supports, it can sometimes feel like it’s too much. Unfortunately, the stressed out, burned out social worker is a stereotype that holds some truth.

The Need For Emotional Intelligence in Our Youth
The youth we serve have usually been through trials and tribulations that belie their tender age. Our role as social workers is to help these youth navigate through difficulties and develop the resilience to transition into adult life.