Susan Mankita, LCSW, writes a love letter to social work, a career rich in meaning, and filled with challenges and possibilities.more
This art piece was inspired by the information from a 2016 summer graduate school class at California State University East Bay. The class was Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse, and it presented the harm reduction approach. more
The Social Workers Radio Interview on The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals
The Social Workers radio talk show featured Erlene Grise-Owens and Mindy Eaves on September 19, 2016, in an interview about The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more
Small mental shifts, in individual social workers and in organizations, make self-care possible in our work. more
Social workers save lives every day, and it does not mean that you are not a superhero simply because you need to recharge. more
Social workers talk about social work, social problems, and self-care in a video by Brad Forenza. more
Self-care - loving on yourself like no one else is the best GIFT you can give yourself. more
During mostly daily mile-long walks on my street this spring, I took photographs. Here are two flowers I saw on my walks. more
Most people are not awake at 5 a.m. But this is the chosen time and this is when I awaken to take care of myself. For a very long time, I have had a meditation practice. more
Self-Care as a Vital Tool in Maintaining an Objective Perspective and a Healthy Life/Work Balance for Social Workers
The next time you find yourself struggling to indulge in emotional well-being sustaining self-care, remember to give yourself permission to reach for that oxygen mask. It really is okay and necessary. more
Send Us Your Creative Work!
The New Social Worker seeks creative works from social workers and social work students. Contact the editor to submit your artwork, poetry, music, and other creative works. Thank you!