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AN OFFICIAL BLOGGER OF THE School of Social Work

‘Tis the Season of Giving to Others

In lieu of the typical career highlight posts, in the spirit of the holidays, this month we will feature ways to give back to the community around you. Social Work is a helping profession, but that unfortunately does not mean that everyone and every agency gets the help they need. This holiday season, think about […]

Forensic Social Work

Generally speaking, forensic social work is the application of social work to questions and issues relating to law and legal systems. What makes this career different than others in the field of social work? With such a broad range of duties, this job covers more than other clinical jobs. It’s guaranteed to look different each day, and the […]

Alumni Highlight – Antwan Turpeau, MSW 2011

Antwan Turpeau is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of SYESA and also a LUC MSW alum.  He graduated in 2011 with a specialization in Leadership and Development.  Antwan’s education, coupled with his past experiences, propelled him to be a driving force for this organization. SYESA, which stands for Struggling Youth Equals Successful Adults, was founded to offer […]

Never a dull day in the ER for Social Workers

The health care system covers a large sector of the Social Work profession. But when people imagine social workers in such a setting, the often think of someone who deals with cancer patients, or hospice patients. Not many think of a social worker in a Emergency Room, but there certainly are Emergency departments that employ […]

Policy is Social Work for MSW Intern

Loyola MSW Student Mary Margaret Sweeney writes about her first level internship at The National Association of Social Workers.  This policy and organizational based internship allowed her to see how policy and administration is integrated into the field of Social Work. She also shows us how the field utilizes her other talent – writing!

http://www.naswil.org/news/networker/featured/student-stand-mary-margaret-sweeney/

 

International Opportunities

Did you know Cambodia boasts one of the largest numbers of established non-profit organizations in the world?  There’s over 2,000 of them!  Education of social workers is also increasing throughout the world, especially in places like Cambodia where social work is seen as important, necessary, and in demand.  As the NY Times posted today, “The government is increasing the social […]

Social Worker in Higher Education

One of our recent graduates, Lee Cravens, MSW, LSW, CADC, answers a few questions on how he found a traditional social work position in a not so traditional setting. 

1.  What do you do?

I currently hold two positions.  I am the Coordinator of Student Relations at Columbia College Chicago within the Dean of Students office […]

Joining an established Private Practice

Some social workers have the dream of working in private practice, but they know the dedication and work it takes to start up a business, especially one that will be able to support you with your need for health insurance, a salary, rent for office space, utilities, and of course advertising!  You need something more […]

What does a Family Services Director do?

The Village of Niles is looking for one.  Sounds like a dream social work job, right?   Excellent salary and benefits, providing therapeutic interventions for families, and developing programming.  MSW required!!

What experience and characteristics are needed for a position like this?  The job description calls for strong leadership skills, experience supervising and developing programming, and also a little bit […]

Alumni Profile – Mental Health Services for LGBTQ

Lucas Swenink MSW ’11 is a mental health clinican and client services coordinator at The Center on Halsted.  The Center on Halsted opened its doors in 2007 as a community center which provides mental health, legal, and victim advocacy services for men, women, seniors, youth of the LGBTQ populations.  As part of a wide range […]