Becoming a Social Worker for Dummies (Paperback)

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Be an agent of positive change with a rewarding career in social work

Social workers are trained to address major social issues and provide therapeutic services for children, youth, and families. Becoming a Social Worker for Dummies will introduce you to this empowering profession and teach you about the fulfilling career paths that focus on improving community and society. Learn what skills you need to be prepared to work in the field, and discover how you can enter a role that allows you to make a positive difference working with individuals, groups, organizations, systems, and even whole countries.

  • Embark on a career that's satisfying, engaging, and financially sound
  • Read about the different kinds of social work jobs available and pick the right path for you
  • Learn how social work differs from other helping professions and bust common myths
  • Get started on your journey toward working for equity and justice in your community

This clear, simple Dummies guide is for anyone who wants to learn more about the social work profession and its many sectors. Discover a career path where you can make a difference almost anywhere.

About the Author

Dr. Yodit Betru, a licensed clinical social worker, has practiced in various settings, including schools, shelters, jails, child welfare agencies, and private and public mental health agencies. Currently, she's a college professor and director of the master of social work program at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in trauma, race-based stress, and homelessness. She maintains a small private counseling practice and serves on the boards of community organizations aiding women, children, and families.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781394200870
ISBN-10: 1394200870
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: January 11th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English