Child welfare league of america (links to an external site.)
October 7, 2022
Students are expected to address the initial discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forum requires a minimum of three (3) substantive postings (this includes your initial post and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days. Substantive means that you add something new to the discussion supported with citation(s) and reference(s), you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a substantive discussion, however should be correlated to the literature.
All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criterion inclusive of content, analysis, collaboration, writing and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion or initial discussion is late, you will not receive points for content and analysis, you may however post to your peers for partial credit following the guidelines above.
Instructions:Please respond to the following requests for your discussion post:
Choose one of the social work resource links above and describe to your peers the resources you found on this site.
Describe your progress identifying field agency for your second semester.
Do you have tips for other students?
What challenges may you face? Rural area, not sure where to begin, etc.
Below are some links to professional organizations that specialize in various aspects of social work services. Take a moment to explore the links to learn about different areas of social work and begin thinking about areas you would like to gain experience in. The first link to the National Association of Social Workers explains many areas of specialized practice. The other organizations provide more in depth look at advocacy for specific populations. These are great organizations to follow on social media and LinkedIn to gain information in real time about the work they are doing on behalf of clients and policy advocacy.
NASW (Links to an external site.)
NAMI (Links to an external site.)
Child Welfare League of America (Links to an external site.)
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Links to an external site.)
SAMHSA (Links to an external site.)
National Council for Mental Wellbeing (Links to an external site.)