In writing my memoir, my mother’s mental health story was just as important as the details of my father facing federal charges and the salacious details about the early days of the adult industry. more »
Publisher's thoughts from the Spring 2015 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. more »
Some agencies and social work ethicists are strong proponents of a risk management approach to handling ethical issues. According to this approach, workers should identify the risks of various courses of action to determine the best course to take. more »
Genograms are a practical tool in social work practice, both in terms of assessment and intervention. This article explores their use in social work practice and provides instructions for creating a genogram in Microsoft Word. more »
Good supervisors can take you to incredible heights. They help you learn to fly, providing the wind beneath you, and providing a net for when you fall. A shoulder is offered at just the right times, and assurance is given regarding your abilities. more »
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a debilitating body image disorder that engrosses the minds of individuals, causing them to believe that they have imperfections in their appearances. more »
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, was a remarkable day, as more than 200 social workers and social work students found their way to the nation’s capital to participate in Social Work Day on the Hill events. more »
When you find yourself in a position of influence, what do you want to say? The 2015 Academy Awards saw several winners using their moment to speak about social issues. Perhaps the most poignant was Graham Moore. more »
The second principle identified by the People's Institute is Learning from History. Race history in America is filled with pain and confusion. It is impossible to understand this history without appreciating the powerful role of historical trauma. more »
It is great to be excited, especially if this is the social work job offer you have been waiting for. But it is very important that you take time to do research before and after the offer, so you can be prepared to negotiate an acceptable salary. more »
Technology can add function and dysfunction to the family system. The role of the social work practitioner is to identify technology’s role and use it as an advantage in the therapeutic process. more »
Book review of Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives more »
Book review of Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-Level Preventon, Assessment, Intervention and Postvention more »
Book review of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America more »
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The Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Social Workers, & National Association of Social Workers Foundation have awarded scholarships under the Social Work HEALS: Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars program. more »
#MacroSW is the hashtag for a Twitter chat on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern focusing on subjects relevant to social workers, especially those interested in macro level practice. Read the transcript of a chat on career building for social workers. more »
Watch a PA-NASW advocacy day video. "I would encourage any social worker with interest in policy to get involved in advocacy, even in the form of writing a letter to your legislator. I think you may be excited to see how powerful advocacy can be!" more »
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