Police officers and social workers have a long-standing history of working together to ensure the safety of communities and their residents. The discipline of social service has become a necessary aspect of community policing, as police officers do much more than enforce laws and fight crime.
Civil War veteran Robert G. Ingersoll once said, “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” The quote rings true for both veterans and military social workers. Whether serving on the battlefield or on home soil, active-duty military personnel as well as veterans turn to social workers for critical services.
Social workers choose more than a career or a salary. They choose to make an impact every day on the lives of those they encounter across nonprofit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, and private practices, but how they choose to make an impact varies widely.
Learn about food deserts and the areas in this country lacking a supply of fresh produce and other health foods. Read more.
Having food to eat and a place to sleep are simple things that most of us take for granted. Yet in the US, over half a million individuals experience homelessness on a given night—the equivalent of nearly 17 out of every 10,000 people in the general population.
All relationships are a matter of give and take, but it’s important to know if this matter is balanced between two parties. Determining this balance is the goal behind social exchange theory, a concept designed to gauge the symbiosis within a person-to-person setting.
While immediate containment in the aftermath of a natural disaster is essential, the long-term health consequences must also be addressed.