Social Work Programs

March 18, 2012

CEU Credits For Social Workers

Filed under: ceu social work requirements — Tags: — admin @ 5:43 am

social work ceus Virtually no career is exempt from the process of learning, improving and advancing. It’s how we project excellence, serve best, and stay at the top of our game. The field of social work is no exception. Licensed social workers have various rules for license renewal depending on the state. In addition to filing for renewal, licensed socal workers must have record of continued education and training (CE/T) in their chosen field to stay up to date with changing times, evolving practices and client needs. Continuing education units (CEU), or continuing education credits as they are sometimes called, are the primary measures by which requirements are met for renewal. Just as colleges and universities issue credit hours for each course completed, so are CEUs issued when social workers complete training in a specific area.

Conveniently, there are schools and organizations that allow online or distance education courses to earn CEUs or one may choose to study in a regular physical classroom setting. Nevertheless, it is the social worker’s responsibility to investigate and verify that the programs meet the requirements set forth by their particular licensing board. States vary in terms of the number of credits that can be taken online or via home study. (more…)

March 4, 2012

Removing Kids From Home In The UK

Filed under: social workers and child removal — Tags: — admin @ 4:31 pm

social workers and kids When is it permissible to remove a child from its home in the UK? While the answer is unclear and clouded in actions that are carried out on a subjective basis, one case that highlights the pressures and decisions facing social workers is one illustrated by the social worker Ben Crang.

Workers like Ben are involved in almost 10,000 cases of children being removed from their home and placed into temporary or foster care while their previous situation is assessed, and it is determined what is to happen to the child in the meantime, as well as into the long term. Social workers and foster care issues can be an agonizing area. Work such as this almost exists in a no win situation; get it right and you save a child from harm but remove it from its home, get it wrong and the consequences are almost too hard to think about. (more…)

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