Why Self-Care Is Vital For Social Service Professionals

Self-care isn’t just about eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep. While important, these elements only scratch the surface of an intentional and successful wellness plan. Maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health is vital for everyone, but it can be particularly important for those working in helping professions like social work, nursing, and counseling.

SocialWork@Simmons Student Life Update – Clinicians of Color Student Group

To highlight the supportive and collaborative community that awaits prospective SocialWork@Simmons students, we are publishing a series of blog posts that feature many of our student life offerings.

A Glimpse Into Child Welfare Social Work

The child welfare field is a traditional career path within the social work profession. While some people may hold an unfortunate stereotype about child protection workers — imagining child welfare social workers dramatically ripping children away from their families — this notion is far from the truth.

Aging on the Streets: America’s Growing Older Homeless Population

The face of American homelessness is changing — into an older one. People 50 and older make up more than 30 percent of the nation’s homeless population. The growing number of older homeless people has altered the most pressing concerns unique and specific to the American homeless population.

The Welcome Project – Supporting the Needs of Immigrants

The Welcome Project helps ensure that immigrants are not pushed to the margins but included in all aspects of civic life. Giving immigrants access to the tools they need to succeed, like education, empowers them to find their own unique role in their new community.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention Apps

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. For children, teens and young adults ages 10 to 24, it is the second-leading cause of death. In recent years, suicide prevention and intervention apps have been designed for those at risk of suicide, as well as for parents and health care providers.