Last Update: January 7, 2014
Social Work Helper is an upcoming progressive magazine providing news, information, and resources related to social issues, social good, and human rights. Founded in 2011 after I graduated from the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Social Work Helper was launched. We strive to assist providers of services with becoming more knowledgeable about the challenges and barriers consumers of services face as well as how to be more efficient in practice at the macro, mezzo, and micro levels using today’s technological tools. If we don’t have an article or resource that you are looking for, send us an email at email@example.com, and we will do the research for you.
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Amanda Stemen posts
Amanda Stemen is the Education Staff Writer for Social Work Helper who will also make her fair share of contributions on mental health. She received her MSW from UCLA and also has her MS in Recreation Administration. She is passionate about the promotion of mental health through the creation of a life worth living which is also evident in her personal blog www.haikuthehelloutoflife. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brittney Cobb posts
Brittney Cobb is a News Correspondent for Social Work Helper and a first year graduate student at North Carolina State University studying for her Masters in Social Work. She is also an intern at The Carying Place a non-profit organization that teaches homeless, working families with children life skills for independent living while providing short-term housing and support. She wants to make a difference and give back to the community.
Julia Cardoso posts
Julia Cardoso is the Mental Health Staff Writer with a focus on Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She is a graduate of Emmanuel College with a BA in Sociology and is planning to attend grad school for her Masters in Social Work. Julia has a podcast called Anxious Ramblings on Itunes and is very passionate about mental health and erasing the stigma attributed to it.
Daniel Ortiz Reti posts
Daniel Ortiz Reti is the Technology Staff Writer for Social Work Helper, and he is a MSW student graduating in May 2014. Using innovative ways of integrating technology and social work, Daniel wants to show you more efficient ways of delivering services to your clients. With experience working in the private sector, rural social work, hospital social work and outreach programs. If you want to know more about how you can implement the tracking and analysis of data, new software or technology literacy programs into your organization email him at: Daniel.Ortiz.Reti@gmail.com
Deona Hooper posts
Deona Hooper, MSW is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Social Work Helper. Experienced web designer, social media strategist, and analyst with a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Management and Community Practice as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Available for consulting and guest lecturing.
Jeuron Dove posts
Jeuron Dove is the Entertainment and Sports Staff Writer for Social Work Helper. He graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Journalism. He is an active blogger who enjoys writing about professional wrestling, the writing lifestyle and a variety of other topics in his spare time. You can read his blog at www.jeurondove.com.
Jonathan Richardson posts
Jonathan Richardson is the Social Work Helper Staff Writer focusing on Students Issues and Concerns. He currently is a graduate student at University at Albany getting his MSW and MPA degrees. Jonathan has a background in a variety of nonprofit administrative and direct practice experience with a specialization in fundraising and development, and he hopes to empower the next generation of leaders and provide them with the motivation to positively impact their local communities. You can also visit his personal blog www.jonathanknowseverything.blogspot.com.
Megan Ferguson posts
Megan Ferguson is the Ageing and Gerontology Staff Writer. She is a BSW student at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB. Megan is currently pursuing a specialization in aging and is interested in working in the field of geriatrics, addiction or mental health.
Rebecca Joy Novell posts
Rebecca Joy Novell is a Qualified Social Worker working with gangs in central London. She graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2012 with a Masters in Social Work. Rebecca has been involved with Youth Justice for six years in a variety of voluntary and paid roles and is currently undertaking a PHD in Criminal Justice. She was recently elected to the Professional Assembly for The College of Social Work, is part of the Criminal Justice Reference Group for the British Association of Social Workers and regularly blogs for The Guardian’s Social Care Network. She is also the author of Starting Social Work: Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker.
Stephanie Pinsky posts
Stephanie Pinsky is the Political Staff Writer for Social Work Helper. She is a second-year MSSW Candidate at Columbia University focusing on Public Policy. She is currently completing her field placement at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, where she works on the Child Welfare Systems Change team. As a passionate social justice advocate and political fanatic, Stephanie writes on a wide range of social work policy issues including child welfare, immigration, public assistance, mental health, education, and race equity. You can read her blog Social Justice & Beyond at www.socialworker4change.wordpress.com
Tanya Ellison posts
Tanya Ellison is a BSW candidate at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tn. She is a purpose driven advocate for the exposure and education of the LGBTQ social movement. She is currently working on a project called “Queer Faces of the South,” a photo and essay book. She is also researching the development of an identity model to aid Social Workers in working with the LGBTQ population.
Tenesha Curtis posts
Tenesha Curtis is a Behavioral Health Trainer at a non-profit prevention agency and a Chemical Dependency Technician for a female recovery house for women on probation and parole since 2008. She also manages The MSSW, a blog on social work and human behavior.
Vilissa Thompson posts
Vilissa Thompson, LMSW is the Disability and Advocacy Staff Writer for Social Work Helper, and she is also the Founder of Ramp Your Voice! In addition to being a Disability Rights Consultant and Advocate, Vilissa seeks to propel the faces and voices of people of color with disabilities both within the disability community and in the general public. Vilissa can be contacted via email at Vilissa@rampyourvoice.com, or by visiting the Ramp Your Voice! website at http://www.rampyourvoice.com/.