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Career options in social work | Kavya Narayanan | TGV 170

Career options in social work

Know the Speaker 

Kavya Narayanan (Program officer, South India AIDS Action Program) 

Genre: Social Work, Career Options & Emerging Fields 

Social work is a rewarding career for those who are interested in working with people and wish to address social and community issues. 

Many people think that social work simply involves working with NGOs as a part-time job/activity. 

But in reality, social workers work with individuals, communities, and families and deal with social issues such as unemployment, education, and poverty. 

Social workers contribute to the society by working for the upliftment of poor people, by working with children with special needs and promoting women empowerment.

In this episode you will listen to :-

  • Huge transition she had in her career . ( 3.55 )
  • Why the humanitarian sector as a career ? ( 6.18)
  • Career options in Humanitarian sector ( 6.56)
  • Common myths about social work ( 8.26)
  •  How social work helps people with special needs (9.40)
  • Solution by identifying the root cause ( 11.03)
  • Development of newer fields in Social sector (13.30)
  • Mental health and helps ( 14.32)
  • Interesting rapid fire questions (17.08)
  • Hidden talent no one knows about kavya (18.16)
  • Advice for people who want to flourish their career (19.44)

Tune in for more! 

About the Speaker (Kavya Narayanan):

Kavya Narayanan, a program officer at South India AIDS Action Program is  currently working on a project that focuses on the mental health of adolescents in low income communities in Chennai .  She did her Research Master in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience from Maastricht University. She also did her Bachelor’s in  Biotechnology , Chemistry and Zoology from Christ University , Bengaluru. She has dedicated herself to exploring and researching intersectional mental health of marginalized communities . 

Social work as a career is very prominent these days and the number of  people choosing social work as a career increases day by day .  This episode talks about the social service path Kavya chose and  the career options in social work . She also gives amazing advice for her younger version that can help the coming generation .

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Sudhakar Nagandla:

 #socialwork, #careeroptions, #mentalhealth, #humanitariansector, #socialsector. #tgv, #theguidingvoice, #careerguidance, #careergrowth

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