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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.

Promote Equality With New Social Work Grand Challenge
Our Grand Challenge for October is here, and it’s one that impacts families, children, and working adults all around America. This month, we’re going to be looking at financial inequality in America, particularly as it impacts impoverished Americans, and what we can do as social workers to change this discouraging trend.

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.