The best self-care advice is that which you give yourself. Advice from others sparks new ideas, reminds us of something we did previously and need to resurface, and reinforces or refines our own self-care practice. So, let’s hear from some experts. Read more

Self Care

Recent events have given us lots of opportunities to practice meditation. For people new to meditation and practicing under these conditions, it might seem daunting. There are a lot of quality meditation apps to help you find your way. Read more

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Can Siri and Alexa be programmed with social work values, knowledge, critical thinking, and communication skills? Is this the "new" social worker of the future? Can SocBots learn and adapt to provide better, more ethical services? Read more

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Expert Advice

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What’s your best self-care advice? Have you thought about it lately? Do you follow it regularly? Read more

Self Care

The beginning of a new year is the ideal time to examine our narrative, break free from comfort zones, create a vision for ourselves, and celebrate our evolving careers as social workers. Dr. Veronica Hardy is Your Social Work Mentor. Read more


Whether it’s religious and/or cultural traditions, the legacy of a loved one, or progress in our work, celebration is an important aspect of wholistic self-care. (With some caveats—know your boundaries and follow them.) Read more

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Cultural humility is a process, always moving, always changing. It is more a skill we can always be developing, rather than one we ever attain. In many cases, clinicians who work from a false place of competence do harm. Read more

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Mentors can support you in navigating new territory in your social work career, use the power of their stories to guide you in decision making, and help you define and pursue your career goals. Use these 3 steps to choose the right mentor for you. Read more


Self-care—isn't it grand? Erlene's four rules for her grandkids also apply to self-care. Read on to find out how. Read more

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Five years ago, I was fired. I loved my job. But being fired was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens reflects on getting fired, letting go, and allowing space for new meanings. Read more

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In Part 2 of his 2-part series on organizational reputation, Gary Grant discusses some of the considerations in taking steps to protect your organization's reputation on social media sites. Read more

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Negative self-talk can be transitioned into ability or growth-based self-talk. What might this look like? Dr. Veronica Hardy walks social work students and practitioners through steps to change negative self-talk into an opportunity for empowerment. Read more


Some sounds just make me happy. Boop. Pop. Swish. Listen. What sounds bring you comfort and connection? Read more

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Gary Grant discusses the benefits of actively monitoring (and influencing) charity watchdog sites that are often relied upon by your donors, members, clients, and other stakeholders to check out your organization's reputation. Read more

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Digital textbooks, discussion boards, online proctored exams, and virtual class sessions. Does this sound familiar? Use these 8 tips to decrease the distance in your distance education. Read more

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Do you have a morning routine? Your morning routine doesn’t have to be elaborate. It’s more important to just begin. Here are 7 ideas to get your day started. Give your best self to your clients and manage your stress before your stress manages you. Read more

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