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We typically think about how to avoid retraumatizing our clients. But what about considering a trauma-informed approach to the systems in which we work? How can we build system-wide policies and practices that minimize retraumatization? more

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Which codes “must” social workers abide by? Which codes “should” social workers abide by? And if there are conflicts between two or more codes by which you are abiding, which code takes “precedence”? more

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Leadership training and development is essential to our profession as we face the numerous challenges of the coming years. Social workers are increasingly called upon to do more with less to meet the needs of our clients. more

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In past two years, I have developed a new way of working with clients who suffer from burnout. It is a short-term, highly focused interactive process based on the development of what can best be described as a trusted “emotional sense of direction. more

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Leaving your social work job can be a difficult decision. Figuring out if and when you should leave will have an impact on your career and your family. more

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Many of us think about respect in terms of how we engage with clients. Honoring clients’ dignity is not the whole story, however, with social work codes of ethics also highlighting the importance of showing respect to colleagues. more

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Crisis Text Line

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Volunteering with Crisis Text Line has helped me hone skills that are imperative to succeeding in the world of social work. Crisis Text Line saves lives and has developed the largest open mental health data set, hoised at CrisisTrends.org. more

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Four vital steps for achieving professional prowess in social work are: Lead with Competencies, Embrace Lifelong Learning, Get Licensed, and Leave a Legacy. more

Practice

What’s the secret to getting scholarships and other funding? In a sea of ever-qualified applicants vying for scarce dollars and resources, what can social work students do to be competitive? more

Education & Credentials

Internalized racial oppression is a multigenerational process of accepting social messaging about one’s standing in society and one’s comparative value. more

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"Seeing the humanness in the other makes compassion possible. Compassion makes forgiveness possible. Forgiveness makes it possible for my friends to eventually move forward." Addison Cooper reviews The Light Between Oceans. more

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Book review of Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race more

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Book Review of Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions more

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Book review of The Helping Professional’s Guide to Ethics: A New Perspective more

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Book review of Practicing Rural Social Work more

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