Each day, approximately 86 Americans will die by suicide. In the United States, around 45,000 deaths occur each year as a result of suicide, and nearly 575,000 people are treated in U.S. emergency room departments for self-inflicted injuries (CDC, 2015).
Social Work Candidates
Throughout the month of March, the NASW will be presenting the Elevate Social Work Campaign. The NASW’s campaign purpose is to educate the public about social workers’ important contributions to the world, as well as the importance of the profession.
Working in settings that range from hospitals to mental health centers to family practice, social workers support a variety of vulnerable populations. But social workers themselves often don’t get the support they need in their professional practice. For National Social Work Month, we’re looking at the most common challenges social workers face, and what you can do to advocate for improvements.
Whether you love it or hate it, social media is a must for a therapist. There are many social media platforms that you may choose to be involved in, but if you are a therapist, you need to have a LinkedIn profile. Whether you use it to stay connected to other professionals, referrals, or networking, there are benefits to LinkedIn.
If you’re a social work student, licensure candidate, or LCSW supervisor based in California, it’s important to know that changes are coming to the LCSW licensure and supervision process. The following changes will impact ASWs and LCSWs practicing in California. Most of these changes will come into effect at the beginning of next year, on January 1, 2019.