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In practicing self-regulation, all social workers voluntarily adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics. When a social worker becomes licensed, the aspirational goals of the Code become a legal obligation. This is one way licensure elevates social work. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

I took food to the church every Sunday from mid-October to mid-November. Before Thanksgiving, we heard a knock on the door. We were surprised to see some of the people from church, with a basket of food. A lesson in dignity and worth of the person. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Competence is not stagnant; it is a never-ending push for personal and professional excellence. The challenge is to be better than the day before, while promoting the rights, values, and respect of those we serve. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

I have a dream that one day the Social Work Profession will be universally known as The Profession that requires its members to not only embrace, but also known as The Profession that follows a Code of Ethics that demands equal treatment of all. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

An acrostic on social justice, a core value of the social work profession. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

As a hospice social worker, I think all of the six core social work values are equal in terms of importance. I find myself drawn to one that strikes a chord more than most: Dignity and worth of the person. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Something is wrong. Free yourselves from the idea that you are what is wrong. You, social workers, are the most right thing out there. This is the first entry in the new Clinical Intersections blog. Read more

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This Social Work Month, I challenge you to look at your network. Who’s in it and why? How does the composition of your network impact how you make decisions? Are you biased and if so (we all are, btw), what are you doing about it? Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

In Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, the focus is on the parent-child relationship. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

A children's book, Pinny the Bowling Pin, can teach social workers lessons about being different and respecting the dignity and worth of the person, a core social work value. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Allan Barsky writes about being inspired by his students, the future of the social work profession. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Even in the NASW Code of Ethics, the definition of integrity is only a starting point. We must go beyond the foundation of the Code of Ethics to fully embody the true meaning of integrity. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

In 2008-2009, NASW issued a Policy Statement on Professional Self-Care and Social Work, calling self-care “an essential underpinning to best practice in the profession ." How are we doing a decade later? Read more

, Self Care

The Council on Social Work Education has led or been a part of three recent initiatives that give us an indication of what the future of social work might look like. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

My sister always knew where we were, because the profession of social work truly understands the “Importance of Human Relationships.” An essay on the social work core value: the importance of human relationships. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

What led me to social work was a deeply personal experience that shaped my decision to focus my career on serving others. I was drawn to the core values and principles of our profession and our commitment to serving others. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Ingredients for a successful social work career include presenting yourself as a social worker, planning for licensure, having a self-care plan, and joining your professional association. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Allan Barsky explores religious freedom in the context of social work practice, specifically whether it is ethical for social workers to cite religious differences with clients as the basis for referring clients to other workers. Read more

Ethics 1 Comments

Some conversations may not feel comfortable, but they are necessary. It is hard to do with our clients what we cannot do for ourselves. Tips are provided for difficult conversations with your social work field supervisor. Read more

Field Placement 1 Comments

Grief is disenfranchised when the relationship, the loss, or the griever is not recognized. Read more

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