An Indonesian family wades through flood waters, part of a community that is affected by collective trauma after a natural disaster.

Understanding Collective Trauma: The First Step Toward Healing

Collective trauma has serious consequences for societies and can increase the prevalence of depression and PTSD. Learn how social workers identify it.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work Patrick Bordnick, speaks in front of an audience.

Virtual Reality: The Future of Health, Behavioral Health, and Education

Discover what thought leaders such as Dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work Patrick Bordnick have to say about the future of virtual reality.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

 Three young multiethnic women serve as one example of allyship.

Allyship: What It Means to Be an Ally

What does allyship mean? And how do you become a successful ally? Learn how to cultivate allyship skills that empower communities and promote social justice.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Charles Figley standing under a tree

Charles Figley: Making Trauma Known

Charles Figley had been home from his military service in Vietnam for 6 years when he found himself standing in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., surrounded by about a thousand of his fellow Vietnam veterans. It was 1971, and to the applause of the other protesters, Figley and his peers approached the Capitol, lifted their fists high, and tossed their own war medals onto the building’s steps as a sign of protest against the war.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Parker Sternbergh

How Parker Sternbergh Found a Second Career as a Social Worker

Professor Parker Sternbergh's professional path was on a set course until her life took an unexpected turn. Learn more about her journey to social work.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Dr Maurya Glaude seated on a branch near a green garden

Holistic Approach to Compassionate Care: Profile of Dr. Maurya Glaude

As a young adult, Dr. Maurya Glaude began working for the federal government, helping to connect disabled individuals and seniors with much-needed financial assistance. But although Dr. Glaude valued her contribution, she realized that something was missing. Despite her efforts, many of her clients remained isolated, and the inequalities in their lives persisted. That was when Dr. Glaude discovered the holistic approach to compassionate care that would define much of her career in social work

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A table with medical and food supplies

Southeast Disaster Preparedness Resources and Hotlines

Facing and enduring a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, or tornado can be a frightening and challenging experience. It’s also a fact of life for most people who live in the Southeast United States.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Dr Richard Ager

Journey of Becoming a Professional Counselor: Profile of Dr. Richard Ager

Dr. Richard Ager is a good listener. “I’ve always known that I wanted to do some kind of work in the area of counseling people,” he explains. At a young age, he had a distinct knack for talking with people, listening to their needs, and serving as a sounding board for others.

Friday, March 15, 2019

A teenager boy seated at a sofa looking at the floor while a woman talks to him

The Intriguing Field of Forensic Social Work

In the 21st century, crime TV shows such as Law and Order: SVU, Criminal Minds and CSI: Miami have captured the public's fascination with the legal and criminal justice system. An episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit that was aired in 2015 brought to light the impossibly high caseloads required of Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. The caseworker supervisor—played by comedian, TV talk show host and Oscar Award-winning actor Whoopi Goldberg—voiced the challenges of working in a field that is often times used as a scapegoat for society’s major problems such as poverty, drug addiction and crime, often leading to child abuse and neglect.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A policeman standing in front of a police car

Why Police Officers Are Taking On Social Worker Responsibilities

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.

Saturday, January 19, 2019