Social workers provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. They may assist parents who are in need of help, as in single parent homes, they may also arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.
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Beginning Salary Range:
Starting social worker salaries range from $25,919 (Florida) to $32,896 (California).
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Links To Professional Associations
Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors (BPD) Association of Oncology Social Work Council on Social Work Education Clinical Social Work AssociationRural Social Work Caucus Society for Social Work Leadership in Health CareCanadian Association for Social Work EducationCanadian Association of Social WorkersInstitute for Geriatric Social WorkAmerican Council for School Social Work
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