What’s in Your Backpack? Mindful Self-Care and Emotional Rigor During the COVID-19 Crisis

Preparation for social work practice must include emotional rigor. Be intentional about how you relate and respond to experiences - how you carry your backpack.

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April is National Garden Month. Using a garden metaphor, don't mistake a snake for a water hose, learn to plant your own garden, and don't wait until you're hungry to grow. Read more

Self Care

An October 2020 decision, since reversed, would have allowed licensed social workers in Texas to discriminate, even though such discrimination is in violation of the NASW Code of Ethics. Read more


Being a student during the COVID-19 pandemic presented difficulty in finding an on-site field experience. It was time to consider something different—a 100% remote placement. Read more

Field Placement

Although a macro social work job search may seem daunting, remember that macro skills span across all areas of practice and spill over into non-traditional roles. The more research you do, the more opportunities you will find. Read more


One aspect of cultural humility is the notion of being teachable, that in order to practice with the greatest amount of respect, I need to be open to the possibility that what I thought was true or right might not be the whole story. Read more


Amid COVID-19, a training was held to train participants in virtual community organizing. Read more


A social work clinician with little time for reading, much less writing, can save time by focusing on four areas in a literature search. Read more


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