for students in social work
Interested in Social Work?
Social Workers as Superheroes. "Social Workers are not just nice people with good hearts. Social workers are educated professionals who go through accredited university programs that are grounded in a rigorous research base." "They learn their mission and they learn how to make change happen."..... "Who designs and implements the anti-bullying and dropout prevention programs for schools? School Social Workers." She also notes that 70% of all mental health services are provided by social workers! See video for more by Dr. Anna Scheyett, Dean of the College of Social Work at University of South Carolina (Photos, right, from Union Public Schools, Oklahoma)
Social Worker Training is Paying Off for MSW Students. The article reports about how Megan Healy (MSW from University of Southern California (USC) ) became an emergency response social worker investigator for the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) San Fernando Valley office and the training she received. Source: Thomas, Sarah, (April 26, 2015) The Chronicle of Social Change (Author, Sarah Thomas, is an MSW student at USC)
An Early Warning System to Help Students Includes School Social Work Intern. "(W)hen data told (Sylvia McGrade, the principal of Adams Avenue Elementary School) that a group of first-graders were missing too much school, the principal assigned Victoria Mursia to investigate. Mursia is a social work intern from Point Loma Nazarene University assigned to the school under the project." Read about her experiences. Source: Magee, Maureen. April 25, 2015. U-T San Diego
Pondering a Social Services Career? Source: Mitchell, Kelly (April 21, 2015) myjobadvice
Want information on Schools of Social Work?
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) CSWE ensures and enhances the quality of social work education for a professional practice that promotes individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice. CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in this country.
Have more questions?
CSWE provides answers to students Frequently Asked Questions.
LGBTQ: College Guide for Current and Prospective LGBT Students Resources available for identifying LGBTQ friendly schools. The guide is presented in four sections: Identifying LGBT-Friendly Schools; Scholarship Opportunities; Additional Support Resources; Community and National Organizations
LGBTQ: Student Resources and Support. Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments.
Online Masters of Social Work option, University of New England. Go HERE
Pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work? Check out: MSWGuide.org. The website features state-specific guides to issues facing social workers, insights from social work educators such as Betsy Voshel, Director of Field Instruction at the University of Michigan, and more.
A Guide to Social Work Careers for graduates of MSW programs http://www.mswguide.org/careers/ Provided by MSWGuide.org
Online MSW Programs. Directory of CSWE accredited online MSW programs on the Internet. Includes detailed information about schools including admission requirements, eligibility restrictions, program formats and more.
Interested in a CSWE Minority Fellowship?
See interview with Sylvia Romero, School Social Work Practitioner and former recipient.