Social Work

Welcome to Social Work

The Department of Social Work will be holding the Sixth Annual Child Welfare Conference, "Parenting with a Serious Mental Illness:  Minimizing Risks and Building Family Resilience" on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:00 - 12:30 on the UNK Campus in the Ponderosa Room.  Please download the conference brochure and registration form - Child Welfare Conference Brochure 2014 - or call the department at 308-865-8739 to register.


Social work is more than a profession; it is a calling and a personal mission that compels ordinary individuals to make extraordinary efforts aimed at creating a more compassionate, moral, and inclusive society. It is one of the fastest growing and most meaningful professions of the twenty first century.

Social work degree allows you to…  

  • Make a difference in the lives of people from all walks of life and improve the responsiveness of societal institutions.
  • To give a voice to society's most vulnerable, to advocate for the inclusion of those overlooked and left behind, and to create solutions to perplexing social challenges where others see none.
  • Work in a variety of settings that include child welfare and family services, youth residential treatment facilities, elder care programs, addiction and mental health services, domestic violence programs, corrections, and many more. Social workers are highly desired for their people-skills in business, government, and numerous other leadership positions.
  • Address a state and a nation-wide shortage of social workers and meet demand for employers who are looking for dedicated people just like.
      

Looking for something powerful to do with your life?

We’re here to help you get the most out of your education, to form lifelong friendships, and to uncover your capacity to make a meaningful difference in society.


Social work, what are you waiting for?  

Sincerely,
Dr. Maha Younes,
Professor & Department Chair

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