Title

Social Workers Advocating on a Macro Level After Graduate School

Department

Social Work

Date of Paper/Work

2015

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Type of Paper/Work

Clinical research paper

Advisors

Laurel N. Bidwell

Abstract

This paper reports on a survey of MSW social workers regarding their participation of macro advocacy post-graduation. It measures their level of engagement pre-graduate, current engagement and future engagement in macro advocacy and explores barriers to lack of engagement. Data indicates that MSW social workers are engaging in macro practice, however, a growing trend that MSW's are choosing to practice on more of micro level (individual casework) due to lack of time and organization commitments have emerged. Implications for research and education are discussed, including the need to further research the financial burdens that social work students face leaving school.

Keywords

macro advocacy involvement

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