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The New Social Worker is the quarterly magazine for social work students and recent graduates, focusing on social work careers for those new to the profession. This blog is a companion to the free online magazine at http://www.socialworker.com.
"Social work is a highly specialized field that comes with a specific set of qualifications, rewards and obstacles. If you are a current social worker or looking to pursue one of many graduate level MSW programs, here you will find incredible resources regarding policy and regulations as well as personal accounts of social workers on their professional journey.
Aspiring and studying social workers will find helpful links to educational requirements, as well as a firsthand look at the lives of several social workers. This list of 50 blogs for social workers offers exhaustive resources for social workers of all levels." [site description]
"The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves." [About Us section]
"Child protective services is the part of DHS that responds to child abuse reports. CPS-trained caseworkers across the state listen to reports of abuse, assess the situations and prepare service plans to assist children and families." [site description]
"Health and Human Services provides prevention, protection and support services and activities so that all people who live, work, study and play in Washington County can be healthy, well, self-sufficient and safe." [site description]
"Federation supports a variety of programs for people in need on a nonsectarian basis, locally and around the world. These programs include: care for the elderly and vulnerable; educational opportunities; counseling and vocational services; rescue, relief and resettlement programs; cultural and enrichment opportunities, and much more." [About Us section]