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.

When mindfulness occurs, a connection happens to each moment, allows that moment to make a mark on your journey. For social workers to use mindfulness and be present with connection allows for self-care and self-awareness. more

Self-Care Summer

I have discovered that occupying a space of unbridled curiosity not only shakes off my work-day woes, but teaches me to be a better social worker. more

Self-Care Summer

Meditation, self-compassion breaks, and gratitude are ways to extend the same generosity to yourself that you extend as a helper to others. more

Self-Care Summer

As part of "Self-Care Summer," The New Social Worker Book Club's Summer 2017 book club selection is The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more

Book Club

As a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, the cultural teachings I learned in my youth have sustained me through challenging times. In all tribal nations, cultures’ spirituality and healing align and influence the creation of art. more

Self-Care Summer

Our bodies and minds know what they need through the help of being asked high mileage questions. more

Self-Care Summer

None of us do self-care perfectly; yet, we often try to live up to an expectation of perfection. Instead, let’s commit to live into the possibilities of self-care! more

Self Care

You can participate in The New Social Worker's Self-Care Summer 2017 project. Here's how. more

Self-Care Summer

With the right tools in your toolbox, you can achieve success and self-care in your social work career. more

Self-Care Summer

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

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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


Social Work in Context

Brad Forenza

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

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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


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

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