Social Work Helper


The College of Social Work Hosts First Joint Conference for Principal Social Workers

Social Work Helper 2014/07/29

Social work leaders from across the United Kingdom are gathering together today for a major conference hosted by The College of Social Work in London. Around 150 Principal Social Workers (PSWs), working in both adults and children and families services, will be attending the conference, which will focus on sharing best practice and evaluating how… Continue Reading »


Back on Capitol Hill, Different Day, Not Much Has Changed

Dr. Charles Lewis, Jr. 2014/07/29

I’m back on Capitol Hill in the office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge. Rep. Fudge represents Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and currently serves as chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus. Rep. Fudge sits on the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Both are areas of great interest to social workers…. Continue Reading »


Morphic Resonance (Part 1): Our Collective Memory

Philip Patston 2014/07/28

The theory of morphic resonance was developed by biologist Rupert Sheldrake and is a concept of collective memory, similar to Jung’s collective unconscious. In a nutshell, morphic resonance challenges, amongst other things, the traditional view of evolution. Sheldrake and others before him suggest that laws of nature are more like habits. As such laws have changed throughout the course of time. If the universe… Continue Reading »


3 Tips for Talking to Children about Traumatic Events like Malaysian Airlines Flight

Paul C. Milford, MSW 2014/07/28

Let’s face it, it is almost impossible to shield children from negative world events. In our ever-connected society, breaking news stories reach far beyond the evening news. All too often, these tragic stories involving mass casualties are catapulted for days across radio, television, newspapers and become the topic of conversation for many. We see this… Continue Reading »


Victims, Their Families, and the Death Penalty

Rebecca Joy Novell 2014/07/28

At 1.52pm on the 23rd July 2014, Joseph Wood was injected with lethal drugs on the order of the State of Arizona. He had been sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend, Debbie Dietz, and her father, Gene Dietz in 1989. Lethal injection is currently the U.S.A.’s method of choice for administering the death penalty… Continue Reading »


Success: Explaining the “Fake it ’till You Make It” Philosophy

Dr. Michael Wright 2014/07/25

The World Cup is over. Germany won. Life goes on, but for some, life didn’t stop much. When considering those for whom sports offers only a brief respect from life, I reflected on the hype and pageantry of the World Cup and the “Late Night with David Letterman” appearance by Clint Dempsey earlier in July…. Continue Reading »


Leadership: Leading from Within

Marcy Webb 2014/07/25

As a classroom teacher, I am a leader in my own right. However, in that capacity, I am also aware of the many mistakes I made. Through it all, the most powerful lesson I have learned about leadership and teaching is the quality of relationships I have developed with people. Aspiring leaders should consider the seven… Continue Reading »

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