Earning an MSW degree can allow social workers to help kids with emotional disorders
Brian Quinn, a clinical social worker who specializes in childhood depression and bipolar disorder, recently went to New York's Mary DeRose Parent Resource Center in order to teach adults about emotional disorders and how they affect children, Kings Park's Patch website reports.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 8.3 million children have parents who have spoken with a healthcare provider or school faculty about their emotional or behavioral problems. In order to deal with these issues, almost 3 million kids have been prescribed medication.
If children and teens have an emotional disorder, Quinn does not believe that medication should be considered the only solution. Some of these prescriptions can treat symptoms, but may fail to fix the illness as a whole, he said.
Individuals who want to become clinical social workers and help children who have emotional disorders may want to consider pursuing a master's degree in social work (MSW). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, advanced credentials are needed for a clinical position.
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