Would I be crazy for working 2 jobs in my field?
That is not crazy at all. Many new SW take multiple jobs. For almost a whole yr after grad I worked a 13 hr day. It helps you gain experiance and pay back loans. It is a bonus if you are excited about both jobs. Congratulations. productsofpoverty: I’m coming to the realization that this may potentially happen and I’m completely okay with it. When opportunities are presented to me, I get...
How can your nonprofit engage voters this...
YNPN Twin Cities – Blog – How can your nonprofit engage voters this election season?. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Every Social Worker Needs to Read This
Lies about transgender people (and how to spot a rubbish journalist) | Paris Lees | Independent Editor’s choice Blogs. This is from a UK paper, but pretty much all of it is applicable to North America. View Post shared via WordPress.com
‘The Right to Vote’ - NYTimes.com
‘The Right to Vote’ – NYTimes.com. Pop quiz. Which of the following countries does not guarantee its citizens the right to vote? Is it: View Post shared via WordPress.com
Nonprofits In Trouble
Faces of the Fallen: Nonprofits Folding after Federal Cuts – NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly – Promoting an active and engaged democracy.. This is very concerning. It is bad for Social Workers and it is very bad for the clients and communities we serve. When… View Post shared via WordPress.com
GOP Budget Aim: Cut $4 Trillion From Spending -...
GOP Budget Aim: Cut $4 Trillion From Spending – WSJ.com. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Ruzan Sarwar: TOMS Will Not Sustain You
Ruzan Sarwar: TOMS Will Not Sustain You. The author makes some valid points. View Post shared via WordPress.com
my policy classes are so sad
I can relate to this. First day of Policy all the other students were rolling their eyes, belly aching about “why do I need to learn about policy to be a Social Worker. I want to help people with their problems, why are you talking to me about legislation?” It was disheartening because I came into this profession believing most Social Workers were activist looking to change the...
Social Work Chats
Which is a Social Worker? (with tweets) · SWChats · Storify. The transcript for tonights discussion is now available. The next discussion will be on 9/10 at 8PM. BTW it was a very lively discussion. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Are YOU a Community Organizer?
Are YOU a Community Organizer?. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Social Work Chats
http://wp.me/s2upBq-539 Can’t wait for tonight’s social work chats discussion. Join us at 7pm Eastern on Twitter #swchats. View Post shared via WordPress.com
USA.gov: Sunday Marks the 92nd Anniversary of... →
usagov: Every year on August 26th, the United States honors and celebrates Women’s Equality Day. This Sunday marks the 92nd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 19th Amendment guarantees American women the right to vote, and was passed on August 26, 1920. The passing of the…
Statement on the Need for Gun Control Legislation...
Statement on the Need for Gun Control Legislation | Congressman Edolphus Towns. View Post shared via WordPress.com
75 Days Until The 2012 Presidential Election
Can I Vote? | Find Out If You Are Registered to Vote. Tuesday November 6th is election day. Make sure you are registered to vote by clicking the above link. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Macro Social Workers: Forging New Opportunities in...
http://wp.me/s2upBq-533 Macro social work View Post shared via WordPress.com
Floating Fast like a Hummingbird: Instead of all... →
mydharmatopeace: I mean, we all can still go get our PhDs. I know I want to. It just bothers me that I feel like as a social work student I am being taught how to be caring in a “politically correct” way. Or how to start a bureaucracy, become a bureaucrat, or deal bureaucrats. So this revolution I’m talking…
How America Gives - The Chronicle of Philanthropy-...
How America Gives – The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas. Some very interesting data. View Post shared via WordPress.com
How is Social Work not Political? (with tweets) ·...
How is Social Work not Political? (with tweets) · SWChats · Storify. You can now read the transcript from tonight #swchats discussion. View Post shared via WordPress.com
Live Twitter Debate
Live Twitter debate happening now (7Pm Eastern). Topic is How is social work not political? Social Workers from around the world can participate. #swchats.
The Soap Box
The Soap Box. #swchats twitter discussion for Monday Aug. 20th at 7PM. Topic will be how is social work not political? View Post shared via WordPress.com
The Social Work History Station
The Social Work History Station. This is a good source on the professions history. View Post shared via WordPress.com
http://wp.me/s2upBq-524 Macro social work in action. View Post shared via WordPress.com
4 Contexts for the Social Worker as Consultant...
4 Contexts for the Social Worker as Consultant (5th in Series) – Socialworkhelper.com. View Post shared via WordPress.com
http://wp.me/s2upBq-521 Challenging Beliefs that Condone Domestic Violence.. An OU Interview with Relando: part 3 View Post shared via WordPress.com
Social Work Education Is A Smorgasbord
I have been doing a lot of research in the last few days on non traditional social work jobs. Half way through my foundation year I discovered that direct practice was not for me and I know there are other MSWs who feel the same way. I think MSW programs… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Social Work Realities
A couple of years ago I attended a social work alumni/student networking event. At the time the Dean of Student Affairs for the school of Social Work was attempting to get a career mentoring program off the ground. The idea was that alumni and students… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Job Search for a Macro Social Worker: Job Boards
In conjunction with my last post here are some places to search for jobs. www.Idealist.org: Idealist is a site for non profit job seekers. You can register and set up email notification for jobs in your area of interest. You can also find articles about… View Post shared via WordPress.com
http://wp.me/s2upBq-503 What are your thoughts? View Post shared via WordPress.com
Floating Fast like a Hummingbird: My school has a... →
It is unfortunate that so much of social work is now focused on clinical practice. Are you in the position to transfer to a school that is more macro focused? mydharmatopeace: And it’s really pissing me off. I don’t even ask for that much out of my bachelor of social work education, and my school can’t even give me that. It’s cool and all that most people want to do clinical social work…...
Where Do We Go From Here?
Everywhere we look budgets are being slashed and government grants are disappearing. Nonprofits are struggling to survive. Yet, everyday the number of people in need of services increases. There is no shortage of qualified social workers ready and able to… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Where Do We Go From Here?
Everywhere we look budgets are being slashed and government grants are disappearing. Nonprofits are struggling to survive. Yet, everyday the number of people in need of services increases. There is no shortage of qualified social workers ready and able to go to work, but the jobs are not there despite the need for services. Are we going to continue to allow this to happen? What can social workers...
Governor Cuomo Announces Reforms to Expand Access...
Important info for New Yorkers. Governor Cuomo Announces Reforms to Expand Access to Voter Registration | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Under the new program as outlined in the attached Powerpoint presentation, persons with a driver’s license or non-driver’s… View Post shared via WordPress.com
“One thing I wish I’d learned in Social Work...
http://wp.me/s2upBq-496 “One thing I wish I’d learned in Social Work School”: A Follow-up View Post shared via WordPress.com
Tammy Baldwin Gets Lesbian Super PAC's First...
Tammy Baldwin Gets Lesbian Super PAC’s First Endorsement. This is turning into the morning of the super PAC on The Political Social Worker. This article is about LPAC making its first endorsement. Tammy Baldwinis not a Social Worker, but she is still… View Post shared via WordPress.com
Social Workers in Politics
Robert Egger: PAC for Nonprofits Endorses Candidates. One of the candidates they are endorsing, Kate Bolz, is a social worker. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan and serves as a Secretary for Nebraska’s NASW chapter. You can learn… View Post shared via WordPress.com
An outside producer who has been involved told the Post, that the meetings were...– CNN Eying Reality Shows, Talk Shows As Way Out Of Ratings Slump: NY Post Well, what are You going to do? Traditional news sources (traditional TV viewing, for that matter) are dieing off.
Food Stamps and the Curse of Knowledge
http://wp.me/s2upBq-488 This makes so much sense. View Post shared via WordPress.com
: It really ticks me off when individuals think... →
productsofpoverty: I don’t know if anyone has experienced this as of lately, but I’ve noticed a lot of uproar when Chik-fil-A comes into the picture. I’ve seen “FREEDOM OF SPEECH. WATCH ME AS I EAT AT CHIK-FIL-A.” plastered all over my facebook newsfeed. I’ve even heard about a social work professor at the…
Democratic platform draft language on marriage...
Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality revealed | Washington Blade – America’s Leading Gay News Source.. Calls for marriage equality, the repeal of DOMA, and the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. View Post shared via WordPress.com