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Thomas, Jacky T. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Alarming rates of burnout, compassion fatigue, and turnover in the social work profession have focused attention on factors influencing risk and resilience among professional social workers and, more recently, social work students. This article explores the prevalence and relevance of early trauma among social work students and describes a…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Postlethwait, Ariana E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This study examined the impact of group size, group formation, group conflict, and division of labor on student outcomes in a group project for a sample of 112 BSW research seminar students at a large university in the Midwest. Students completed surveys on their experiences with the group project at the end of the semester. Multiple regression…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Social Work, Undergraduate Students, Student Projects
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Gianino, Mark; Ruth, Betty J.; Miyake Geron, Scott – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article presents findings from a 2013 qualitative study of social work continuing education (CE) in Massachusetts. Eleven focus groups were conducted with 75 participants from key stakeholder groups: practitioners, educators, licensing board members, and agency administrators. Although positive perspectives surfaced--such as diversity of CE…
Descriptors: Social Work, Case Studies, Professional Continuing Education, Qualitative Research
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Rawdon, Kathryn; Moxley, David – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The authors place a continuing education conference devoted to linking the arts, social practice, and social work within the context of a movement to advance arts activism. They illustrate how social workers, artists, and community arts activists can collaborate in building public awareness about serious social issues, creating alternative…
Descriptors: Social Work, Activism, Professional Continuing Education, Art Education
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Schachter, Robert – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The New York City Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYC), one of the largest in the country, launched a continuing education initiative in 2015 in response to passage of a new statute mandating that all MSW-level state licensed social workers begin accumulating approved hours of continuing education as a requirement for…
Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Associations, State Policy
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Rice, Karen; Girvin, Heather; Frank, Jennifer; Foels, Leonora – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
The pursuit of social justice is an overarching framework that defines the social work profession. The goals of macro social work practice are centered on issues of social justice with strategies that include changing community conditions and creating a sense of solidarity, with particular emphasis on broadening the opportunities for marginalized…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advocacy, Professional Continuing Education, Social Work
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Englehardt, Jacqueline; Hash, Kristina M.; Mankowski, Mariann; Harper-Dorton, Karen V.; Pilarte, Ann E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This article discusses the results of a school of social work survey assessing the geriatric training needs of social workers and other professionals in aging and the need for a gerontology practitioner's continuing education (CE) certificate program. A total of 391 professionals, the majority of whom were social workers, participated in an online…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Professional Continuing Education, Certification, Social Work
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Mirick, Rebecca G.; Bridger, Joanna; McCauley, James; Berkowitz, Larry – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Historically, graduate training programs have not taught suicide assessment and intervention skills in depth; therefore, the development of effective continuing education offerings is relevant and necessary for practicing social workers. Although the ability to increase knowledge and confidence is critical, a focus on competency-based education…
Descriptors: Suicide, Intervention, Pretests Posttests, Continuing Education
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Fisher, Amy Killen; Simmons, Christopher; Allen, Susan C. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This study evaluates an intensive experiential exercise designed to facilitate the provision of high-quality supervision in social work. Data from 46 BSW and MSW students suggest that the exercise can be an effective learning tool. Both quantitative and qualitative findings indicated that the students formed a supervisory working alliance; BSW…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Social Work, Supervision, Undergraduate Students
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Steen, Julie A.; Mann, Mary; Gryglewicz, Kim – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
In response to the rising importance of human rights, social work student attitudes toward human rights and the effect of human rights course content on these attitudes were assessed. Descriptive results from a sample of 77 students pointed to a few areas of low support for the human rights philosophy, specifically rights related to mental…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Philosophy, Course Content, Student Attitudes
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Matthieu, Monica M.; Carter, Lorien; Casner, Robert W.; Edmond, Tonya E. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
This study evaluated a continuing education training program designed to increase field educators' capacities to support students in their application of the evidence-based practice (EBP) process. A cohort of social work field instructors and task supervisors from agency-based settings (N = 186) attended a 1-day interactive skill-based training.…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Models, Field Instruction, Continuing Education
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Bentley, Kia J.; Cohen-Filipic, Katherine; Cummings, Cory R. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Social workers often feel ill-prepared to effectively engage parents in conversations about guilt, shame, and blame related to their children's mental health or substance use challenges. To address that problem, we suggest that specific content should be integrated into social work courses to teach students how to acknowledge and sensitively…
Descriptors: Social Work, Parent Child Relationship, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
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Birkenmaier, Julie M.; Loke, Vernon; Hageman, Sally A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Graduating students must be prepared with knowledge and skills for the financial aspects of social work practice. This study examines graduating students' attitudes and perceptions about client finances, as well as their financial knowledge. Internet survey results (n = 116) of BSW and MSW graduating students indicate that respondents (a) perceive…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Social Work, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Elkins, Jennifer; Miller, Shari; Briggs, Harold; Skinner, Sara – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
This article describes a collaborative and emergent approach utilizing Tupac Shakur's "Brenda's Got a Baby" to leverage theory education. This song/video uses a fictionalized account of a pregnant 12-year-old African American girl to chronicle the ecological realities of life in the inner city (e.g., teen pregnancy, drug addiction and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grounded Theory, Social Work, Educational Theories
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Lennon-Dearing, Robin – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Generalist practice social workers need to master group leadership and facilitation skills, and the best way to achieve this goal is through actual practice. An innovative teaching approach used to engage undergraduate social work majors in developing group facilitation skills is a "hands-on" service-learning experience leading social…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Service Learning, Teamwork
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