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Navigating the Challenges: MSWs in the Child Welfare System

According to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), child abuse and neglect increased dramatically between 2017 and 2021. In 2017, there were 7,392 reported incidents of maltreatment of minors, with an incidence rate of 3.2 per 1,000 children. By 2021, that number had shot up to 21,242 victims of child abuse or […]

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Written by Helen Lewis

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Cultural Competence: MSWs Embracing Diversity in North Carolina

As a social worker, you are trained to provide critical, compassionate care to people living within a wide range of communities. From geriatric care, schools, and correctional facilities to homeless shelters, nonprofits, and courts, MSWs are likely to work with people of all ages, from many different backgrounds. According to the National Association of Social

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Written by Helen Lewis

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Supporting the Aging Population: MSWs and Geriatric Social Work in North Carolina

In 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) predicted that the population of state residents above the age of 85 will increase by a shocking 116% over the next two decades. The NCDHHS assessment placed the elderly community as growing more than two times as much as any other age demographic

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Written by Helen Lewis

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The Impact of MSWs on Homelessness in North Carolina

According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million Americans were unhoused in 2022. In the following article, we explore the unique characteristics of North Carolina’s housing crisis, as well as what social workers with and without clinical licenses are doing to help people experiencing

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Written by Helen Lewis

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Empowering Vulnerable Communities: How MSWs Make a Difference in North Carolina

Social workers, particularly those with Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees, play a vital role in empowering vulnerable communities in North Carolina. These professionals are trained to address a wide range of social issues, including poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health. In North Carolina, MSWs often collaborate with community organizations, government agencies, and healthcare

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Written by Helen Lewis