Macro Social Work Theories & Their Implications for Social Work Practice

macro-social work theories

Theories in social work help with explaining situations and social relationships. Theories were developed when similar patterns of behaviour or repeating cycles of behaviour were observed in the lives of many people. A theory helps to explain a situation and perhaps how it came about. We may group theories under macro-social work theories or micro-social … Read more

Most Empowering Mental Health Quotes

mental health quotes

Social work involves working with people who may feel low because of sudden changes in their lives. In addition, the social work role has been associated with burnout, depression, job related stress, poor work life balance resulting in a high turnover in the field. Mental health needs a great deal of attention, and it is … Read more

All You Need To Know About Social Work Articles

social work articles

Reading is an important part of social work education and professional development. By reading the latest research, social work articles, books, and other materials related to social work topics, you can stay up-to-date with current trends in the field while also gaining a better understanding of how to apply theories and techniques in practice. In … Read more

Social Work To-Do List: What You Must Include

social work to-do list

I learnt early in my social work career that social work can easily take over your life. Social work to do list helped me manage my time effectively after trying different approaches. To begin with, I focused most on my cases and tried to stay on top of emails, voice messages, reports at all times. … Read more

Ultimate Social Work Intervention Strategies

social work intervention strategies

Knowledge of social work intervention strategies is central to the social work role. The role of the social worker becomes increasingly important as communities become more diverse. According to Parker (2013), as the influence of traditional frameworks such as religion and politics lessens, the social worker’s role becomes increasingly important. Social workers use different intervention … Read more

Ugly Truth About Becoming a Practice Educator

Becoming a Practice Educator

As a social work student, a Practice Educator (PE) supported my 70 and 100-day placement. I aspired to become a Practice Educator to support students learning. The University ensured that students had access to several resources to help make our placement journey a success, however, placement experiences differed because of a combination of several factors. … Read more

15 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire You Each Day

Social Work Motivational Quotes

15 positive quotes explained to inspire you each day “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ― Mahatma Gandhi Explanation Changes in life are unavoidable however, you can trigger personal change which can help you rise to the challenge and become a better, and stronger version of yourself. Through this journey … Read more

Why Active Listening is Essential in Social Work


What is social work active listening? Active listening is a communication technique used in social work to help the person being listened to feel understood and supported. Social work active listening involves the listener paying close attention to the speaker, making sure not to interrupt, and reflecting back on what they have heard. This helps … Read more

All You Need to Know About the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Before we delve into the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and any ethical concerns, first let us try to understand the meaning of Tuskegee. According to Wikipedia, the name “Tuskegee” comes from Spanish “Tasquiqui”, which came from the Muskogee word “Taskeke”, a name of a Greek settlement at this site, meaning “warriors.” Tuskeegee is also a city … Read more