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Clients as the Evidence in Social Work

As social workers, we are programmed to learn from evidence-based perspectives. Are we remembering that our clients are the source of this evidence?

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Inclusion is not enough. We need expansion. Social service organizations must collaboratively create mechanisms whereby diversity is not just superficially represented, but inherently embodied, pragmatically instituted, and consistently ensured. Read more

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are three times less likely than White individuals to seek and receive help for mental illness. Read more

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Reading theory is easy and comfortable, but there is a unique education that only occurs in physical proximity to another person. Read more

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After almost a decade in pediatric oncology social work, the cumulative grief took its toll. Rachel moved into a management role at Team IMPACT, a nonprofit that matches sick kids with college athletic teams. The work is different, and fulfilling. Read more

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We awaken to near daily reminders of racist violence. Social workers must work to achieve social, racial, economic, and political justice for all. This is not only our professional responsibility; it is our moral responsibility. Read more

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The year 2020 has become a time of acute crisis. These strategies will not eliminate stress from the pandemic or other sources, but doing them mindfully on a regular basis, with care and intention, can help us manage more effectively. Read more

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Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Social workers, we have an opportunity to actualize our commitment to social justice by committing to building a race equity culture within our organizations and advocating for policy change. Read more

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Allowing people who are homeless to shelter in place in a hotel setting lets them attend to recommended activities to best avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19. So how do we shift the needle of compassion for our homeless neighbors? Read more

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The New Social Worker and the social work profession mourn the passing of Elizabeth (Betsy) J. Clark, PhD, MSW, MPH, on May 23, 2020. A frequent writer for The New Social Worker, she made many important contributions to the social work profession. Read more

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We are learning, as social work students, from some of the most experienced professionals, in the classroom and in field placements. And yet, we still somehow feel inadequate and unsure of how well we will do our jobs post-graduation. We ARE capable. Read more

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Voting Is Social Work

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