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Self Care Summer

In conjunction with the publication of our newest book, The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals, we are launching our Self-Care Summer project! You can participate by reading the book and developing a self-care plan, submitting an essay or other creative work about self-care, or completing a #selfcaresummer pledge and sending us a photo to publish on our website and/or social media! Here's to #selfcaresummer! We will post more details soon.

The issue of achieving “good” self care at any time during one’s social work career is a near universal one. First, what “good” self care means varies from social worker to social worker. more

Real World Clinical

Small mental shifts, in individual social workers and in organizations, make self-care possible in our work. more

Self-Care Summer

Watch the book trailer for The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more

Social Work Books

Social workers save lives every day, and it does not mean that you are not a superhero simply because you need to recharge. more

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Joe-time should have almost no rules except to focus on the couple and their interactions, inner thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. more

Practice

Social Work in Context

Brad Forenza

Social workers talk about social work, social problems, and self-care in a video by Brad Forenza. more

Video

Self-care - loving on yourself like no one else is the best GIFT you can give yourself. more

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What does Pokémon Go have to do with social work? Although no formal studies exist to testify to the mental health benefits of playing Pokémon Go, a number of news articles have presented anecdotal evidence of such benefits. more

Tech

Red Flower

Photo credit: Noreen Loftus-Spilman

During mostly daily mile-long walks on my street this spring, I took photographs. Here are two flowers I saw on my walks. more

Self-Care Summer

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 Summer

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

Self-Care Summer

The recent trend toward coloring books for adults inspired the creation of these coloring pages for social workers, from Nate Crowell, blogger at SocialWorkerSuccess.com. more

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Many people are truly called to work with patients who are dying. As someone who didn’t feel called to this work and didn’t have a lot of experience being in the dying space with someone, this was terrifying work for me. more

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Scholarship, or contributing to the social work professional literature, can seem daunting and overwhelming. Here are some simple ideas to get started on your way to scholarship! more

Video

Social work students need to learn appropriate strategies for handling the daily stressors associated with our profession, preemptively. We need to learn more in-depth, resilience-promoting strategies. more

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Self-Care Summer 2016 is a project of The New Social Worker magazine and The New Social Worker Press. Please join us in our commitment to self-care for all social workers and other helping professionals! more

Self-Care Summer

Using an A-to-Z framework, the editors and contributors to this self-care handbook outline strategies for social workers/helping professionals to build a self-care plan with specific goals and ways to reach them realistically. more

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