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Alexandra Zannis

Poetry: My Teachers Told Me I Was a Superhero

I am not a superhero. I am a human social worker.

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Running on Empty - a poem by social worker Robbie Singh. Read more

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As I think of the skills I possess as a clinical social worker, I have discovered it’s the little things that have lasting impact. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

Sometimes it is difficult for humans to do it all on their own. That is where I see social work at play. The most essential tool I have learned to aid in this task is the powerful phrase both/and. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

His ending marked my beginning, and I carry him with me daily. Your moment may not manifest as mine did. It may be more transient or more remarkable, but a time will certainly arrive when you know social work is the work you were meant for. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

The most essential thing I want the soon-to-be social worker to know is – It Depends! Those are but two little words, but they do have quite the punch in the profession of social work. Read more

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In my opinion, being a social worker boils down to one thing: dignity. Dignity is something we all have a right to but do not always receive. This is what I offer to dying patients as a palliative care social worker. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

The most essential thing for social workers to know is this: It is our duty as social workers to humbly, skillfully, and wholly listen, to advocate, respect, and support individuals in need down paths of their own self-determination. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

Theories are not the most essential thing I have learned about social work. The most essential thing that I have learned in social work so far is to meet clients where they are. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

As I continue with my social work field placement, I realize that there is a lot still left to learn, but I am confident that showing up as my authentic self is the best way to grow as a social worker in training. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

This is what I desire for my fellow social workers to know: that which is personal and political deserves professional expression in our work. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2021

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