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Why social work?
Of all the things in the world, why build a website about social work?
Well, as reported elsewhere on this site, there is a pronounced need for social workers. That need is only projected to grow in the future.
And unlike other jobs or careers, we are not talking about building widgets and gadgets. From birth to death, and at all of the hard parts of life in between, social workers perform a vital role.
Social workers have decided to spend their careers helping others. And in that spirit, we thought we might be able to help them by creating this website and publishing resources to make it easier to connect with the right programs, find the right certifications, and get underway on the right career path.
In that spirit, we want this website to serve as a resource for those that serve others. Our goal is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information available.
Please get in touch if you have information regarding website updates or contributions. The contact box below is generally the fastest way to get in touch.
Nicole Arzt is a practicing psychotherapist in Southern California. An accomplished author, Nicole is a contributing writer for numerous mental health organizations. She owns Soul of Therapy LLC, a content marketing business devoted to supporting therapists. She is also the founder of Psychotherapy Memes, a global community of more than 90,000 followers. Her debut book, Sometimes Therapy Is Awkward, is available wherever books are sold.
Dr. Stephanie Bosco-Ruggiero holds a PhD in Social Work from Fordham University, an M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware, and a B.A. in Political Science from Vassar College. Dr. Bosco-Ruggiero has taught social policy at Fordham University GSSS, Adelphi University SSW, and Wurzweiler SSW at Yeshiva University. She is Dr. Bosco-Ruggiero is the co-author/author of seven peer reviewed journal articles and a book, Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children Over Age Four.
Amy Forman is a freelance writer who also has her master’s in social work (MSW). She has had the privilege of working in several different practice settings including hospitals, residential and outpatient settings. She has worked with individuals facing homelessness, substance abuse and mental health challenges. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Amy has had the opportunity to provide case management, intake and assessment, treatment and discharge planning, behavioral intervention, and many more services. As a former clinical social worker (LCSW) Amy provided counseling services to couples, individuals, and families.
Alyssa Middleton is a PhD candidate in social work at the University of Louisville, where her area of focus is pediatric psychosocial oncology. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville School of Social Work. At the undergraduate level, she has taught Practicum Seminar Lab I and II and Generalist Practice III: Family and Groups. In the MSSW program, she has taught Advanced Research Practice I and II, Program Evaluation in Social Work, and Psychosocial Practice in Oncology II: Community Approaches to Promote Health Equity.
John Tropman is Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Social Work at University of Michigan’s School of Social Work. He is the director of Leadership in Community Benefit Organizations, a program initiated by the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work to organize and focus management content for management majors and Community Organization and Policy & Evaluation majors. His research focuses on the organizational elements that create high-performing human service (and other) organizations. Topics of special interest are entrepreneurship, effective group decision making, C-level executives, the problem of executive burnout, and organizational rewards systems.
Frequently asked questions
What’s the deal with this website?
It is our mission to play a role in the social work education pipeline. Launched in early 2020, we will continually update this site with social work degree, career, and resource information.
Social work is a massive field, so it might take us a while to create the comprehensive coverage we envision. It is our goal to be the most accurate and up-to-date information available. If you need to get in touch or if you would like to request an update, please use the contact box. We try to reply within 24 hours.
What kinds of information can I find on this website?
We generally break things down into a simple taxonomy. We cover degree programs, offer general career profiles and expert interviews with people working in the field, and compile resources covering topics important to social workers and prospective social workers.
This site is a work in progress, and we always appreciate the feedback.
How is this site funded?
This website is a product of TriTown Media, which is an independent media company incorporated in Delaware and operating across the United States.
It is our mission to create informational resources that are free from bias. In order to keep publishing these resources, we do work marketing companies that partner with leading colleges and universities that are looking to promote their schools’ programs.
We do not take advertising money from any kind of special interest group or any kind of organization promoting a particular viewpoint.
If we do publish paid or sponsored content we label it differently. We do not put advertising on expert interview pages. And we plan to keep this site and its resources free to all who need them.
I was contacted for an expert interview. What are the next steps?
While building out this site and its contents, we will be reaching out to experts in the field in order to conduct one-on-one interviews.
The purpose of these interviews is for us to collect information and points of view that are not commonly available elsewhere on the internet.
We want to help connect our readers to people working at the front lines of social work, and to help give more of a behind-the-scenes look at what being a social worker is really like.
Our expert interviews are between 10 to 15 questions that cover the expert’s background, current work or research, advice for social work students, and a look ahead at where social work is heading as a profession.
Be in touch
If you want to get in touch because you want to write for us, because you want to request an update of our content, or because you want to recommend an expert for us to talk to (or for any other reason, really), please use the contact form below.