Eastern Kentucky College Working Toward Social Work Accreditation

Good news for students hoping to go into social work as an eastern Kentucky college's social work major moves toward accreditation.

Union College says that after submitting a 500 page document outlining its plan for the new major that they have been approved for the required site visit and review by the Council on Social Work Education.

Officials say the program could achieve full accreditation by 2012. The social work major was added to Union's academic offerings in the fall of 2007.

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  • by Rebecca Location: Bowling Green, KY on Jul 18, 2008 at 08:16 AM
    As a future social worker, I would like to think that my last four years in school, my current internship placement, and future one year of graduate school will not be "useless." Not to mention my passion for helping those who cannot (for whatever reason) help themselves. Willard, I suppose you are blessed enough to never have had to utilize any sort of welfare program (which includes public schools, Medicare, Disability, social security, etc. in addition to Food Stamps, Medicaid, Unemployment, and other programs which people generally consider "welfare"). I suppose you'll also think social workers are useless if, God forbid, you ever enter a nursing home, hospital, jail, or prison, and you find yourself needing some sort of service, or feel that your rights are being violated. More than likely, there will be a social worker there fighting you. PS I wouldn't call removing a child from an abusive home, or finding addiction treatment for a meth addict "meddling." I call it saving a life.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2008 at 07:38 PM
    Yo, mike, wrong story dude!!!
  • by Former Student Location: Richmond on Jul 17, 2008 at 02:16 PM
    If they are going to get the accreditation in 2012, why have students been taking classes since 07, looks like Union plans on keeping students in school for at least five years. Be careful students, Union has a history of swindling planned curriculums. Better look somewhere else to go to school or be your own advisor.
  • by Mike Location: Pikeville on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:15 PM
    I feel bad for the two correction officers that were indicted. It seems like everthing is backward in this country now. What was once good is now bad and what was bad is now good. I wish both good luck against this ridiculous charge.
  • by Eddie Location: Pikeville on Jul 17, 2008 at 08:14 AM
    They are not useless, for the most part. Most of them are hard workers who have to put up with every type of garbage known to man, child abusers, molesters, wife beaters/husband beaters, drug users, and so forth. My wife is a former social worker who got out because she could no longer tolerate the stuff she had to see and deal with on a daily basis. I think you probably have been on the receiving end of a visit from the social workers, Willford.
  • by jennifer Location: known on Jul 17, 2008 at 08:13 AM
    Hello out there the social workers we have are mostly unemployed, sound like another gimmic to get funds like the RX school was.
  • by hallie Location: hazard on Jul 17, 2008 at 07:54 AM
    Is this the same religious college that wants to start a pharmacy school on our tax dollars? ----if it is then lets hope accreditation does NOT happen.
  • by Willford Location: Millard on Jul 17, 2008 at 04:40 AM
    Thats all we need are more useless social workers.More people to waste the states money.Meddle in other folks affairs.


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