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How are you feeling? The most common "feeling" word I have been hearing and seeing from social work colleagues since the COVID-19 pandemic began is "exhausted." You may be feeling drained, too, and wondering: "Why do I feel so tired?" Read more

Self Care

The financial turmoil, physical danger, and emotional strain of the COVID-19 crisis create adversity for all and tragedy for many. But for some, this crisis may become a painful but meaningful catalyst to re-prioritize and form deeper connections. Read more

Practice

Happy Social Work Month! What a month it has been! We have trained for this. Whatever role you have in this pandemic, I want you to know, you make a difference! Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Helping a person to heal old wounds that may have once been far too deep to touch is like dancing an imperfectly choreographed dance, one with an inspirationally dynamic leader, and where oftentimes, the “expert” becomes the follower. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

A list of resources from social work professional organizations to help navigate social work practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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We hear you. Social workers are facing basic safety concerns in professional roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we provide an initial response, with resources. Your own Self-Care Plan is a key resource. We are all in this - together. Read more

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The 2020 Social Work Month theme, Social Workers: Generations Strong, reminds me of the Hebrew phrase, L’dor Va’dor. The English translation means from generation to generation. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Gilda Cobb-Hunter was the first African American woman elected to the South Carolina State House of Representatives. She is the longest-serving African American and female, and she's a social worker. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Although every American is experiencing COVID-19 together, gender minorities are facing this new situation while still being forced to consider the realities of being a gender minority in America. Read more

Practice

Challenging, interesting, demanding, and satisfying all describe the role of conservator/trustee. There is no question, the education and experience of a professional social worker is a match to assume a conservatorship. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

The 13th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, praised for the abolishment of slavery, leaves a gaping hole open for enslaving people punished for a crime. Social work must be at the forefront of the ongoing struggle for freedom. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Many social workers feel compelled in this urgent time to rush in and do something! Our role may be to slow down, stay home, and attend to the well-being of ourselves and families. Basic self-care is part of the work. Be critical and be safe. Read more

Self Care

Although I am a passionate advocate for all vulnerable populations, my heart is called to serve our United States veterans. Part of this can be attributed to my connections to the military. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

It's not your mother's (or your grandmother's) social work. It is uniquely the social work profession of the current and future generation of social workers who are willing to stretch professional boundaries and find new ways of meeting needs. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

With the global pandemic known as COVID-19, graduating social work students are faced with finding new ways to complete field hours and must finish coursework online. Congratulations, class of 2020. We will make it through! Read more

Field Placement

Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to learn from social workers, direct care workers, and most importantly, older adults about what loss of voice and agency looks like. And they tell me. I listen and amplify their voice. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

Real self care is not necessarily Instagrammable. No one wants to see pictures of me getting regular blood work to monitor a chronic illness, but that is some of the best self-care I can do. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

We are in the midst of a pandemic. As social workers, it's difficult to be so limited in what we can do. Do not let your “need complex,” or the feeling that you're indispensable, steer you in the direction of wrongly thinking you should be the hero. Read more

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I met an intern who altered my life course. Passionate about social work, Julie was the kind of intern who makes teaching a delight. I thought I would be handing off beads to add to her own string of knowledge, but she grew mine exponentially. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are in extraordinary times. Consider the issues that arise when social workers are suddenly forced to provide services through technology that they previously provided in person. Ethical exceptions are discussed. Read more

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