10 Essentials Social Workers Must Know About Hope

Few would dispute that social work is the profession of hope. Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark shares 10 essentials of hope for social workers to keep in mind.



March, Social Work Month, is a time to reflect on where our profession has been, our current status, and future directions. Let’s celebrate this month by emphasizing self-care as a professional priority. more

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Put your own oxygen mask on first, I tell my clients. Self care is not selfish, I tell my clients. But I was not practicing what I was preaching, and like many other social workers, it took a personal crisis for me to wake up and smell the coffee. more

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In February, Erlene Grise-Owens refrains from making non-essential purchases.  She invites you to join her in a “Frugal February” reflection. If a month is too much, consider doing Frugal Fridays or another modification. more

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Expressive techniques such as photography, writing, and other arts are tools for both the client and social worker to benefit from by accessing inner worlds and processing thoughts and feelings. more

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Who has time to develop Plan B when knee deep in Plan A!? And, social work is a core identity. Pursuing something other than social work? That’s crazy talk. Or is it? more

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The person initially tasked with ACA implementation was the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. In this exclusive interview, Secretary Sebelius offers advice to aspiring human service professionals. more


Do you know the difference between marketing yourself and selling yourself? Marketing is about knowing your value and being able to articulate it to others. These tips will help you market to social work employers. more

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