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Blueberry Pie

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January 23rd is National Pie Day. Indulge in the pie of your choice. And, let’s resolve to treat ourselves to self-care through more PIE (Person-in-Environment)! more

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A poem, Clients, by social worker Rich Kenney, Jr. more

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There are certain points in your career that will be engraved in you, the memory of which will be at your side as much as you might try to distance yourself. It is a moment like this that I will try to convey to you as concisely as is possible. more


Social worker Elizabeth Gamarra challenges us to rethink how we treat immigrants and refugees in her TEDxSaltLakeCity talk. more


Feelings of grief will not stop for a holiday, a wedding, or other “cheerful” event. Coping with grief during the holidays is challenging and requires support and understanding. more


The one in the chair, waiting in a hospital room, often feels invisible, unseen. more

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With the recent allegations of serial sexual offenses against Harvey Weinstein, and the widespread response to the #MeToo campaign, we review the impacts of sexual assault, harassment, and coercive control. more

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Star athlete activists have a passion for addressing injustice and a breadth of visibility. Social workers have advocacy skills, an understanding of policy, and knowledge of effective programs. Together, we can be a force for change. more

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Ken Nwadike, Jr., spoke at the PA NASW 2017 conference. Known as the "Free Hugs Guy," Nwadike is a peace activist who has gotten involved at events such as the Boston Marathon, protests, and rallies to spread love, peace, and hugs. more


What happens to children after entering the foster care system? We as a society should redirect our focus and show a valid interest in improving the lives of this vulnerable, academically at-risk population. more

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Social work licensing exam tutor Susan Mankita, LCSW, explains 2018 changes to the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) licensing exams. The changes are slight and make the exams more relevant. more

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Social Work - a poem on love, hope, change, and the power to do good in the world. more

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CRISP Political Boot Camp Panel

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Can you imagine how much more effective Congress would be if 20 percent or more of its members were social workers? The first CRISP Political Boot Camp provided three days of training in political social work. more


A daily meal plan filled with addictive foods could exacerbate one’s recovery from alcohol and drug addictions. Often, the consequences of addiction are enough of a motivating factor to make a small change that can lead to future improvement. more


Kenneth Lonergan, writer and director of the emotionally gripping film Manchester By The Sea, may not have been informed by the science of trauma, but his characters clearly illustrate the complicated relationship between trauma and loss. more

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Social Work Day at the UN 2017

The 34th annual Social Work Day at the United Nations (UN) was held on April 17, 2017. Watch the webcast here. more

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Photo credit: Audrey Morrison

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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CAREgivers Film Underscores Importance of National Caregivers Day

#NationalCaregiversDay is February 17, 2017. Portraits of Professional CAREgivers: Their Passion, Their Pain is an award winning documentary film about the impact of vicarious trauma and how to promote staff resiliency. more

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Some of us have a complicated relationship with Valentine’s Day. You’ll hear cynics say it is just an excuse to sell flowers. If you’re going through a rough time and know what it’s like to get your heart broken, this one is for you. more

Creative Work

The Real Me

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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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