Although limiting certain military benefits as a result of misconduct is understandable, we should not deny mental health care for service members who have experienced combat trauma. Read more


The Association of Social Work Boards has named Stacey Hardy-Chandler, PhD, JD, LCSW, as the organization’s new chief executive officer following a national search. She succeeds the current CEO Dwight J. Hymans, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, who is retiring. Read more


Self care not always the same

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I should _____? “Should”ing is a common way we sabotage practicing self-care. Because these shoulds are so insidiously hidden and harmful, they must be intentionally countered. Read more

Self Care

Politics for Social Workers is a roadmap for systemic change. It is a voice that can help spark discussion in classrooms and in agency staff meetings, as we get ready for the important mid-term elections. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Libraries are a natural setting in the community for social workers to work on micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Jennifer Luna, MSSW, sat down with New Jersey bilingual library social worker David Perez, MSW, to talk about his unique career. Read more


Tekia changed after her father died. Years later, she fought to make a better life for herself. As a social worker, she has a passion for helping people transition from hard to safe times. Read more

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Rainbow flag

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During this Pride Month, we want to tell you that you deserve to feel joy, to breathe, and to be unequivocally and undeniably who you are. Read more


Erlene’s 2000 Honda represents her self-care journey. What “vehicles” power your self-care? What drives you? Read more

Self Care

Technology has changed many things for the better. However, as with most things, the presence of technology presents a side that is less than benign. Used in the wrong ways, it can—and does—cause harm to our communities. Read more

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Connecticut State Capitol

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Clinical social workers and those in management positions hold unique and valuable perspectives and knowledge that can be harnessed to inform and influence elected officials. Advocacy work can seem daunting, but it does not have to be. Read more


Congratulations, social work grads! While celebrating, many will also engage in preparation. This period may consist of making determinations about employment, pursuing further education, and considering what your “social work life” will look like. Read more


Asian Mother and Son

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There are five things social workers can do today to be better intersectional practitioners in support of disabled people in the Asian American community. They center around the need for social workers to be reflective and reflexive practitioners. Read more


Nature and COVID

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"As I write, scientists tell us the pandemic is now endemic—a permanent viral resident, preventable and treatable. This reminds me to make the self-care lessons learned, to love nature actively and embrace my mortality, endemic to my future." Read more

Self Care

Our host Jennifer Luna is joined by Cindy Snell from the Boston College School of Social Work and Michelle Woods of the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Join them as they discuss the HOT social work job market of 2022. Read more


The model minority myth has drawn lines between Asian Americans and other communities of color, making Asian Americans the “others” who do not need support. Social workers need to be aware of the growing and varying needs among Asian Americans.. Read more


Erlene asked, “What have you learned about self-care during COVID that you want to continue?” Responses are both deeply reflective and profoundly pragmatic. Here's what people said. Read more

Self Care

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