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Inflammation

The Intersection of Autoimmune Disease and Social Work: An Effective Partnership for Health

There are 80 to 100 autoimmune diseases. As the prevalence of autoimmune disease rises, the number of patients who will seek the support of social workers will also increase.

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Addressing racial trauma directly with clients, validating the trauma response, and continual self-reflection on our own biases best serves our clients and our profession as a whole. Read more

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The more we talk about being in the same sea as our clients, the more we can demystify the stigma around mental illness that keeps all of us from building the robust teams we need to continue our work in this powerful field of social work. Read more

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“Re-storying” is an aspect of the narrative approach that I’ve appreciated for many years. Here, I share an example - a re-storying of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree - and invite you to share in re-storying, as self-care. Read more

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The NASW Code of Ethics encourages social workers to combat isms, discrimination, oppression, and violence. Social workers need to see practicing civility as only a minimum in a range of social justice and human rights activities. Read more

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What does "home" mean to you? Is your home a space that is consistent with your self-care needs? What are you grateful for, and what would you like to change about your home? Read more

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Let me tell you what I know at this exact moment, as a social worker who loves this work and loves this world and is really worried about everything. I know this might hurt a little, but I think it might help, too. I hope it will. Read more

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