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What is Military Social Work?

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.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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How Social Workers Make a Difference

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.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Food Deserts in America (Infographic)

Learn about food deserts and the areas in this country lacking a supply of fresh produce and other health foods. Read more.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Homelessness and Poverty Among Students: Raising Awareness and Providing Support

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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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What Is Social Exchange Theory?

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.

Friday, April 20, 2018

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A Closer Look at the Long-Term Health Consequences of Natural Disasters

While immediate containment in the aftermath of a natural disaster is essential, the long-term health consequences must also be addressed.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Social Work: Core Values and Ethics

Social workers are advocates that provide a voice for those routinely silenced by society. But to succeed in this crucial venture, they must adhere to several social work core values, philosophies that compassionately drive advocacy that’s powerful and effective.

Saturday, March 10, 2018