What Do We Want from the President?

Should Republicans take control of the United States Senate there will be many political pundits faulting Democrats for their inability to get black voters to go the polls.  Why won’t black voters go to the polls in large numbers?  Well, it’s a non-presidential election which typically leads to low voter ……

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How I Passed the Social Work Licensing Exam…and how YOU can too!

This article was originally posted on the NASW-NYC Chapter blog, as well as in the New Social Worker Magazine.

In 2007, I graduated with my MSW degree from what is now known as the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City.  My method was in Community Organizing and Planning ……

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The C Word: Compromise

Comprise is hard, one of the secrets of the art of compromise is having all parties leave the table believing that they won. And yet, when it comes to social workers, it seems as though compromise means getting the least, and expecting to rejoice. Compromise should be similar to a scenario ……

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Social Work Month Series: Social Workers Advocating for Change

I find it very disheartening to know there are so many social workers voicing dissatisfaction with the profession. We have all chosen social work for a reason and have worked hard along with spending significant amounts of money to become a social worker. Whether we have a BSW, MSW, are…

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Social Work Month Series: Interview with Eleanor Silverberg, MSW, RSW

March is NASW’s Social Work Month. SJS is participating  by promoting social work month and by interviewing professionals who identify themselves as social workers which is one of the 100 ideas in the Social Work Month Toolkit. Below is a written interview I conducted with social worker…

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Let’s Celebrate Social Worker Month!

Each March since 1966, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has celebrated National Professional Social Work Month. The original purpose of  Social Work  month was to:
” …spread public awareness and knowledge of the profession. And nearly half a century later, the…

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“The American Dream” and Social Work

The profession of social work is a vast and expansive profession who’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people. To help America find its dream again. What happened to “The American Dream” and how can it be part of our future? The answer lies in our community, in…

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