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988: What Social Workers Need To Know About the New 3-Digit Crisis Line Number

The new 988 number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline went into effect July 16, 2022. How does it work, and what gaps in services need to be filled? Jonathan Singer summarizes what social workers need to know.

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The New Social Worker reviews Deviate From Denial: Erasing the Stigma of Addiction and Recovery Through Inspirational Stories Read more

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World Change-Maker is a clearly written book that will be helpful to social workers, social work students, social work educators, and social work clients. Read The New Social Worker’s review. Read more

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COVID-19 caused a steep decline in all adoptions. However, prior to the pandemic, important demographic changes were already occurring across public and private adoptions. These changes have important implications for social workers. Read more

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On this World Kindness Day, acknowledge that disenfranchised grief exists in the social work profession. Self-kindness can effectively combat professional challenges and prevent burnout for social workers. Read more

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In this episode of Conversations on Social Work Careers, Your Social Work Career Coach Jennifer Luna shares practical expert tips for keeping your social work career fresh and building your social work legacy. Read more

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Banned book

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With recent backlash against the term woke, anti-woke laws have been proposed in at least 17 state legislatures in 2022, and Florida enacted its own “Stop WOKE Act.” What is a social worker to do when such laws affect ability to practice ethically? Read more

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Sometimes, we need to pause for a period of time to reflect, recharge, revise, re-vision, rest, re-set, re-re whatever needs to be “re”ed. Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens is taking a pause. Will you? Read more

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