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Social Work Month 2017

I’ve always been proud to be a social worker - it’s a profession that embodies the very core of who I am and who I want to be. And with all of the difficult things going on worldwide, I find myself becoming more and more proud of my profession. more

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What I have loved most about the positions I have held in clinics and agencies is being able to be present. The ability to be present is to be completely in the moment and to listen, really listen with your whole being; from your head to your toes. more

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Coffee by Marc Laferriere

Photo by Marc Laferriere

During coffee walkabouts, I hear concerns and worries, I get to know about people's lives, I get asked for advice, and I get to share a few laughs. It is amazing how people will open up when they don't sense you have to immediately be somewhere. more

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More resources need to be allocated to promote policy practice and integrate macro and micro levels in social work programs. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Why be a social worker? A poem by Monique Smith, MSW student at the University of Texas at Arlington. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Active listening and being fully present with others cannot be underestimated.  Every person has a story and every person wants to be heard. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

While she was certainly a challenge, and not at all what I envisioned, Ms. B taught me that I should strive to enter any new client situation with perseverance, patience, compassion, empathy, and maybe a few emergency butter packets. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

“Unifying Latin American Families” presents a group of arms tattooed with different kinds of Latin American traditions’ images, surrounded by signs indicating uncertainty. This art piece was inspired by uncertainty in the U.S. political climate. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

I didn't know what I wanted to major in. Then, one day I realized my passion for social justice. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

A chance meeting prompted me to be thankful for all the blessings in my life. I am excited about my future career, and I am honored to be a social worker. more

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“Oh, my,” the social worker trembled. “I am but one little social worker.” “I am not mighty...I am but a mere mortal with no cape, no super powers nor mysterious capabilities.” “Alone, I am weak.” more

Social Work Month Project 2017

I was informed that Ms. Ellen was actively passing away and that her family was unable to make it to be at her bedside. As I sat with Ms. Ellen, I held her hand, letting her know she was not alone. more

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Retired social worker Phyllis Babrove reflects on the rewards of the profession. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

My policy class partnered with Love Your School, addressing the effects of obesity and the ability of children to learn and be successful in school through improved access to healthy food, increased physical activity, and nutrition education. more

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Our Clients/ Ourselves III - You are Under Arrest - Trace/ Truse/ Ruse/ Use/ Us – e - a poem by Gregory Gross, MSW. more

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I sit with people who are sick or dying and witness peace and chaos, dysfunction and despair, humility and strength, beauty and pain. Almost 19 years after starting my career, I'm in awe of the resiliency of the human spirit. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Social Work in Our Paradise - a poem by Ionut Cioarta of Bucharest, Romania more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Social workers must uphold the utmost respect of different ethnic backgrounds by educating themselves on different types of cultural medicinal practices that may strengthen the professional and personal relationship between patient and social worker. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

Victim to Survivor is a reverse poem, meant to be read top to bottom and then from bottom back to the top. Written by UNC Charlotte BSW student Sarah Stevenson and performed by Winthrop University MSW student Shalesha Smith. more

Social Work Month Project 2017

In the spirit of National Social Work Month and strengths-based practice, it is imperative to reflect on what people are capable of, as opposed to what they lack. Brad Forenza interviews the Hon. David Mathews, Sec. of HEW under Pres. Ford. more

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