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Well Being This Way

Social Workers, Need Complex, and Professional Burnout

There is one sign of burnout that often goes unnoticed and frequently is encouraged in subtle ways. This is what can be called the "need complex" -- the feeling that you and your social work intervention are so needed that you must work more.

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Keep On Walking - a poem by social worker Amy Stage. Read more

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I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with vibrant and active older adults. I’ve witnessed countless times how critical the importance of human relationships and connection is for elders. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

When I think of social work, building bridges is what we do. We help others identify their strengths, establish a vision, build a bridge, and walk to the other side. Imagine how many more bridges you can build if you model taking care of YOU. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

A social worker writes about the core social work value of service in the emergency room. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

LEAD New York State 2019

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Qiana Hobdy, graduate social work student at Touro College, attended Legislative Education Advocacy Day (LEAD) in New York. She met with legislators to support the Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation Act and the Social Work Investment Initiative. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Even complete strangers know they can talk to me. Each of you reading this can relate to what I am saying, because you have an aura about you that flashes "Social Worker, Social Worker," too. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

As an LCSW who serves in the United States Air Force, I am committed to serving my nation. The social work code of ethics value of “service” aligns with the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Autism is the least important thing about my son, and at the same time influences everything about him. I wouldn’t have him any other way. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Attempting to circumvent the social work profession’s title and mission does us all harm. I thank my first supervisor every year for educating me about social work and disabusing me of the misconceptions I had about the profession. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

One day after group time was over, a patient came up to me and asked me, “Will you come back tomorrow?” The picture became clearer to me about what being a social worker and what the core value of service meant. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

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The New Social Worker seeks creative works from social workers and social work students. Contact the editor to submit your artwork, poetry, music, and other creative works. Thank you!

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