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A revealing guide to a career as a social worker based on the real-life experiences of three distinguished social workers—required reading for anyone considering a path to this profession.

Becoming a Social Worker takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become a social worker. Acclaimed authors Alex Abramovich and Tasha Blaine shadow three distinguished social work professionals to reveal how this compassionate field changes lives. Discover what it’s like to tirelessly advocate for victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, investigate accidental drug overdose deaths in New York City, and assist clients in a full-time private practice. Gain insight from these social workers paths as they offer wisdom and insight from their years of service. Social workers have a common mission to serve people in need—here is how this life-changing job is actually practiced at the highest levels.

Ceridwen Morris

Alex Abramovich is the author of Bullies: A Friendship. He writes for the London Review of Books and teaches at Columbia University.

Tasha Blaine is a licensed social worker and the author of Just Like Family. She lives and works in New York City. 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (May 5, 2021)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982140373

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