Gay Marriage Plank Will Be In Democratic Party...
Gay Marriage Plank Will Be In Democratic Party Platform At Convention. It is about time. View Post shared via WordPress.com
I have been approved to take the ASWB MASTER...
Best of luck. productsofpoverty: Woohoo!!! Let the fun continue as I keep investing hours into the whole study process.
Recently, I was contacted by one of my readers who has been contemplating entering graduate school for Social Work, but was unsure of what direction to pursue because of uncertainty about the options that were available in terms of choosing a career path. http://wp.me/s2upBq-453 View Post shared via WordPress.com
Teen Dating Violence
Teen Dating Violence Basically Not One Single Shit is Given About Teen Dating Violence Except In Boston. A recent study from Ball State University printed in the August issue of Pediatricsindicates just how low of a priority it is: 81.3% of high schools do not have a standard… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Social Workers: Please Sign The Petition
Reform Internship Requirements for Social Work Students View Post shared via WordPress.com
Reform Internship Requirements for Social Work... →
Social Work students are paying high tuition cost and are going in debt to work for free. Higher education use to mean a better life, and a better shot at the American Dream. Agencies are benefiting, Schools of Social Work are benefiting, but what about the person assuming all the cost. The purpose of the internship is to gain work experience. However, students are not being considered for...
From Our Friends At Aunt Bertha
Interviewing Innovative Social Workers and Non-Profit Professionals! Hi all, my name is Mozart, I’m a social worker and community manager at a software company in Austin,TX Aunt Bertha (www.auntbertha.com). We organize all the need-based programs in… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Which one is a social worker?
Which one is a social worker?. The poll is still open. If you have not done so, please vote View Post shared via WordPress.com
Why Do We Suck at Taking Birth Control?
Why Do We Suck at Taking Birth Control?. Well This is distressing. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Which one is a social worker?
Which one is a social worker?. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Which One Is A Social Worker →
Chronicles of the Chronically Lost: "Homophobia is... →
skylineprophet: Earlier this week I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Rural Social Work Conference about issues facing LGBT youth in rural areas. At the beginning of the workshop, the audience was presented with a list of LGBT terms, and a section specifically outlining terms that are derogatory to…
#socialwork Twitter Discussion
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Al Franken keeps comedy in check -- most of the...
Al Franken keeps comedy in check — most of the time – Manu Raju – POLITICO.com The comedy nerd in me forced me to link to this interview with Sen. Franken. If a comedian can run, and win, elected office then there is no reason why social workers should… View Post shared via WordPress.com
WE blog @AABANY: AALDEF Seeks Community Organizer →
aabany-group: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Community Organizer, Anti-Trafficking Initiative The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a 38-year old New York-based national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of…
How To Get Free Publicity For Your Business
http://wp.me/s2upBq-427 This should be of interest to those looking to start a business. View Post shared via WordPress.com
How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement |...
How to Develop a Personal Mission Statement | Rosetta Thurman. This is a must read. An excellent idea. View Post shared via WordPress.com
From Entry Level to Leadership: How to Join a...
From Entry Level to Leadership: How to Join a Nonprofit Board of Directors | Rosetta Thurman. Excellent info from Rosetta Thurman. View Post shared via WordPress.com
On The Radar
On The Radar Earlier today I was reminded of a post I made in January, Pregnant And Pushed Out, that dealt with an OP-ED piece from the NY Times. In Her OP-Ed Dina Bakstdiscussed how pregnant women are being pushed out of the job because there is currently no law… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Socialworkhelper.com Blog: Social Workers As...
http://wp.me/s2upBq-419 The second installment. View Post shared via WordPress.com
The Nature Conservancy Picked As Nonprofit Of The...
The Nature Conservancy Picked As Nonprofit Of The Year. View Post shared via WordPress.com
3 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Your First... →
Some useful info for new grads. BTW if you stay less then a year at a job you should probably leave it off the resume, because it looks flacky.
SWhelper will be hosting a chat on Twitter
http://wp.me/s2upBq-416 Make your voice heard. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Female House GOP Staffers Make $10,000 Less Than...
Female House GOP Staffers Make $10,000 Less Than Male Counterparts. View Post shared via WordPress.com
'Soft' sciences don't deserve the snobbery →
How Reliable Are the Social Sciences? →
This made me uneasy.
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The Political Social Worker is now on Word Press. You Can also connect with me on Twitter @poliSW.
Saturday Reading List
30 Interview Questions You Can’t Ask and 30 Sneaky, Legal Alternatives to Get the Same Info In every job interview, the goal is to obtain important information while building a friendly rapport with the candidate. But some questions are just a little toof… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Would you recommend this minor?
If your goal is to work for an agency providing services to women or the GLBT community then a minor in women and gender studies can be useful. I completely agree with your thoughts on needing a specialization to help you stand out. humanitariansconnect: I’m thinking about getting a minor in women and gender studies. My major is nonprofit leadership and managment and since my degree seems kind...
Resources: New York Social Workers
The New York Nonprofit Press is a news paper providing information on the nonprofit sector in New York. They also have a job section. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Mobile App for Social Workers, and It's Free
deonahooper: The Mobile app created for Social Workers and other helping professions is available for download on Android and Apple iOS Devices. Most importantly, it’s Free. For Android: Download at https://play.google.com/store/search?q=SWhelper For Apple iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/app/swhelper/id525370852?mt=8
The Rainbow Babies :: Hope for Victims of LGBT...
The Rainbow Babies :: Hope for Victims of LGBT Domestic Abuse. Some very important information. View Post shared via WordPress.com
We're not here for your inspiration →
radicalsocialworker: Inspiration porn shames people with disabilities. It says that if we fail to be happy, to smile and to live lives that make those around us feel good, it’s because we’re not trying hard enough. Our attitude is just not positive enough. It’s our fault. Not to mention what it means for people whose disabilities are not visible, like people with chronic or mental illness, who...
"Conscience Clause" Gone AMOK -- Rape Victim... →
radicalsocialworker: We’ve watched the definition of “conscience clause” be expanded to include everyone from nurses and data entry workers at hospitals to bus drivers refusing to drop off patients at clinics. But now a prison guard refused to allow a rape victim to take the second dose of emergency contraception (which prevents fertilization) claiming it was “against her beliefs.” That’s a new...
a-peapod: On writing my personal statement essay for my MSW application?? Form what I can recall, I went into detail about what inspired me to become a social worker; how I grew up in a socially conscious family and what I had done (as a volunteer and an undergrad) that demonstrated my commitment to social justice.
socialworky: Preparing for the ASWB Licensure Exam →
thesocialworky: It seems like it was just yesterday that I finished graduate school and began licensure supervision, yet here I am with only a few more supervision sessions left before approval to practice as an LCSW-P. The “P” is for provisional. It’s provisional because there is one final hoop to jump through:…
Resources: Women's Shelters, Transitional Housing
Women’s Shelters, Transitional Housing. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Setting the National Agenda | MAKERS
Setting the National Agenda | MAKERS. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discusses the need for more women to seek political office. On a related note, we also need more social workers to run for office. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Virginia Gay Couple And Son Will Be Allowed At...
Virginia Gay Couple And Son Will Be Allowed At Athletic Club After Being Denied Family Membership. “We have come a long way but this shows we still have a long way to go.” Yes. We also have to always keep in mind that once won, rights can be taken away,… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Social Workers In Politics
http://wp.me/s2upBq-400 An opinion piece I wrote for Socialworkhelper.com View Post shared via WordPress.com
Socialworkhelper.com Blog: Social Workers As...
http://wp.me/s2upBq-399 Fantastic post about Social Workers as consultants. View Post shared via WordPress.com
The Palomo Group, LLC: An addendum... →
palomogroup: I wanted to take a couple of moments to continue my previous post with something I’d wanted to mention, but it was getting a little long and, quite honestly, I forgot. I wrote about the healthcare industry, and mentioned how it benefits from the population getting and staying sick. I also…
Saturday Reading List
The Affordable Care Act: Good News for Former Foster Youth Making Motherhood a Choice, Not a Destination Are more donations just a “click” away for your nonprofit? Writing a one-page news release View Post shared via WordPress.com
Virginia Gay Couple Sues Roanoke Athletic Club...
Virginia Gay Couple Sues Roanoke Athletic Club After Stripping Them Of A Family Membership. You can sign the petition in support of the family at change.org. View Post shared via WordPress.com
California Multiple Parents Bill: Proposed...
California Multiple Parents Bill: Proposed Legislation Would Allow Children To Have Three Or More Parents. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Resources: A volunteer's bill of rights and...
Resources: A volunteer’s bill of rights and responsibilities – idealist.org. View Post shared via WordPress.com
A desperate plea
There does not appear to be much in the way of part time work out there right now. I suggest doing some research and making a list of nearby organizations that you are interested in working for. Then send a letter of inquiry with your resume. If you are not familiar with a letter of inquiry, it is similar to a cover letter, except you are inquiring into weather or not they have a particular...