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Social workers play an important role in helping strengthen the social fabric of the world around them. They serve the community in many different ways and in a variety of roles. As a social worker, you might be needed in public agency, hospital or...
Training programs allow social workers to extend their reach and help reform communities to improve the safety of children. At a time when there are too few social workers and too many at-risk children, training provides a way for professionals to...
The Catholic University of America’s Writing Lab program is an important part of the university’s educational mission to help students reach their full potential. The Writing Lab prepares CUA students for effective communication through the...
Ethics are the principles that guide the behavior of an individual or group.  This belief system is a branch of philosophy that deals with the “right” and “wrong” of a situation – resulting in actions that will usher in a series of events that can...
The goal of Child Welfare is to promote the safety and well-being of children through intervention in child abuse and neglect cases. Social workers are assigned to keep children in their homes when it is deemed safe, and to provide a safe...
The need for practitioners of social work in America continues to rise.  In fact, double-digit growth in career opportunities is expected over the next decade, with nearly 20% growth anticipated in fields such as medical and substance abuse social...
The Catholic University of America offers an engaging and rigorous series of social work courses online, as a part of the Top-50 curriculum1 for its online Master of Social Work program (MSW).  The first course in the foundation curriculum,...
You may be curious about the differences between an LCSW vs. a psychologist, especially as you evaluate the best option for your career in the mental health field.  While both roles give practitioners the opportunity to diagnose and treat a variety...
Weighing the benefits of an MSW vs. an MPH (master of social work vs. master of public health) is ultimately a decision based on cost vs. rewards – both of which can be measured in potential earnings and intangible benefits, like supporting and...
As you consider your educational and career paths, you may be wondering about the benefits of a degree in psychology versus social work. Both degree options can provide a highly rewarding career path, but it’s important to make an educated decision...

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