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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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As part of this World Social Work Day celebration, we consider the key question: How does diversity affect our own self-care and, by extension, our abilities to join others in social action? Read more

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Based on a true story, Women Talking offers an “imagined response” to the drugging and rape of women and girls in a cult-like religious colony. SaraKay offers commentary and questions for reflection and discussion. Read more

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The New Social Worker reviews the updated 2023 edition of Help for the Helper, a book by Babette Rothschild. Read more

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Side Hustles

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Social workers shouldn’t “need” to have a side hustle to make a living wage. Still, a side gig can provide extra income to reach your financial goals. An additional job can also be a great way to gain new skills, knowledge, and experience. Read more


Self-care is necessary to foster a world in which barriers are not merely broken nor are practitioners battered and burnt out by battling these barriers. With self-care as an essential systemic thread, connectedness and our mission are strengthened. Read more

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“The 2022 film White Noise, written and directed by Noah Baumbach, is billed as a comedy-drama. But make no mistake: Baumbach’s achievement is a timely, deadly serious... brilliant depiction of life.” Read SaraKay’s review. Read more

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There are few diagnoses that carry as much stigma or misunderstanding as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). The book "Crazy" is useful to anyone seeking to understand more about DID and the various challenges it can pose. Read more

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