Social worker uses his MSW degree to help athletes
Vince Lodato, who has a master's degree in social work, has worked with the Tampa Bay Rays, the Arizona Dimondbacks and the Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball teams. Now, he is also using his knowledge of the industry to help teenagers who play softball for Tampa Catholic High School, according to Seminole Heights' Patch website.
While all high school students experience periods of stress due to school work, their social lives and a variety of other factors, youths who play sports must deal with additional pressure. For this reason, Lodato was asked to help the softball team during the prep season.
In this position, the social worker said he helps the girls be good team players and balance their family life, school work and personal relationships.
"He brings a level of professionalism and stability," softball coach Vernon Tatum told the news provider. "He brings consistency and level-headedness and helps them deal with situations on a level playing field."
Individuals who want social work careers similar to that of Lodato may want to consider earning an MSW degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, advanced credentials are required for positions in school and health settings, clinical work and a variety of other jobs.
POSTED BY: admin - April 28th, 2011 at 03:51pm ( 0 )