Social Work Programs

December 2, 2013

Meditation, Yoga and Breathing for Depression and Anxiety

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I give local workshops on using meditation, yoga and breathing for stress, anxiety and depression and have created an online, home study course that mental health professionals and nurses can use use to gain 3 CEU credits. You can read about the online course here. I have a number of case studies with clients where I illustrate the sequences of poses, breaths and meditations that were used in our sessions. It is so wonderful to see someone grow, gain insights and make changes from states of anger, sadness or agitation into deeper harmony and inner peace. Social workers in Florida need to get 30 CEU credits by March 31, 2015 to renew their licenses. Check your own state for requirements and the online, home study course is approved by various boards in the country.

I find that clients often will quickly say that breathing or meditation doesn’t work because their minds are always spinning various emotions and thoughts. I think a lot of people have tried taking deep breaths and then give up. Please don’t give up if you or clients didn’t have initial success taking a few deep breaths. (more…)

February 14, 2012

Josh Powell And The Role Of Social Work

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tragedy1Elizabeth Grifin-Hall is the Child Services Worker who witnessed the tragic event that unfolded at the Washington home of Josh Powell, who apparently torched his home, killing himself and his two sons. When a tragedy occurs, we want to know the underlying reason for it.

On the day in question, the Child Services worker had brought the two young children to their father’s home in what was supposed to be a supervised visit. According to her account, the two boys entered the house, and then she heard one of them cry out. She tried to gain access, calling out to the father and the children, and then became aware of the smell of gas, frantically pointing this out to the 911 operator who answered her call. (more…)

December 9, 2011

How To Research A Social Work Paper

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writing social work paper Social work is an area that falls in the academic arena of the social sciences, which requires lots of research in order to compile an efficient and applicable report that is both interesting and relevant to the reader. The following guidelines can serve as basic directions for assembling a social work report.

Organization is important both in terms of time management and the way your report is structured. Set aside an area where there are few distractions and where resources are accessible. Make sure you take the time to list out the different steps you plan to take in order to compile your report, such as writing your thesis, gathering information from various journals and resources, completing the research, summarizing data, and other steps in between. This will help anyone writing a social work report not only complete the report in a systematic manner, but will produce a final product that is organized and easy to read and understand. (more…)

August 10, 2011

Disability College Scholarships

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Discrimination is a lot less prevalent in the United States now, compared to the years gone by. This has led to previous opportunities opening up for people who in the past have been marginalized. One such group is the disabled; who in the past have faced issues gaining employment without a college or university education. As a result of this, special disability college scholarships have been set up, by a number of organizations, with a view to helping those with disabilities access further learning.

If you are confined to a wheelchair you may be familiar with an organization called SpinLife. SpinLife now offer scholarships which cover a four year college education. The organization is very proactive in its promotion of this scholarship. It actively encourages those in wheelchairs to attend college so that they can increase their likelihood of employment. (more…)

May 18, 2011

Social Work Jobs With Veterans

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social work jobs veterans The veteran population is one group of people social workers often work with, often due to the high numbers of mental health and substance abuse difficulties facing veterans today. Federal social work positions are very common within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. These social workers provide a wide variety of services, from substance abuse treatment to running groups for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to administering counseling services to married couples who have been directly affected by combat.

Social workers also can work with homeless veterans, veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), or veterans in physical rehabilitation. With the increasing numbers of veterans recently experiencing deployment and combat, the need for people interested in working with veterans has increased as well. New issues are emerging often, such as issues surrounding women in the military and families who have both parents deployed simultaneously. (more…)

September 14, 2010

February 12, 2010

How to Become a Social Worker

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howtobecomeasocialworker Have you ever wondered about how people become qualified to work in a counseling or mental health administration capacity at schools, hospitals and clinics, department of children and family services,
homes or mental health centers, Catholic Charities and other organizations? It started from an inner seed to help others and make a difference in the world. If you are thinking about going to college, looking for a career change or are involved in volunteer work and wish to enhance your skills in social services, you should look into the social work field and available related programs. (more…)

November 2, 2009

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