When the Game Stands Tall
Social Work in an Athletic Context
Keywords:student-athlete, social work, mental health
The current discussion reviews the extant literature on student-athlete mental and advocates for a social work perspective in addressing the needs of this uniquely at-risk, and vulnerable population. Sports social work practitioners focus on the personal and contextual influences that potentially affect athlete mental health and well-being. In this way, social work is uniquely qualified to address challenges of the athletic experience and provide athletes with the resources and support needed both on and off the field to thrive in all areas of life.
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