Practice

Exercising Resilience Muscle

Exercising and Building Your Resilience Muscle as a New Social Worker

We have long recognized the stress associated with social work practice. There is much we can do to help ourselves cope. Exercise and build your resilience muscle.

Read more
RSS

Features

Much has been written on the effects of sexual abuse on the primary victim. Less has been written on the effects on the family members of survivors, such as siblings. A case study illustrates these effects. Read more

Practice

Becky Corbett pays tribute to her colleague, mentor, and friend, Elizabeth J. “Betsy” Clark, with five lessons learned. Read more

Practice

Before assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter was elected to the New Jersey state legislature, she worked in hospital administration. In this month’s podcast interview, pay attention to the assemblywoman’s thoughts on the evolution of mental health services. Read more

Practice

Social work has yet to have honest conversations about dismantling anti-Black racism and white supremacy within the field. The authors ask social workers to consider the harm of complicity in the face of rampant Black cultural appropriation. Read more

Practice 2 Comments

The Texas State Board of Education is in the process of updating its sex education curriculum for the first time in more than 20 years. What is noticeably absent within this major overhaul is he acknowledgment and inclusion of LGBTQ students. Read more

Practice

As part of our social work profession, empowerment and advocacy are built in, and advocacy most likely is an inherent part of who you are and your work role. How often do you advocate for yourself? Read more

Practice

In this interview with Assemblyman Frank Catania, Sr., a moderate Republican, consider his thoughts on family and its historic role in responding to human need. Consider the moments in which you might agree with him, rather than moments of discord. Read more

Practice

Waking Up

Photo credit: Dr. Lisa Baron

My client was talking about feeling isolated, numb, and wanting to return to “normal.” While I understood and supported her desire, I remembered her prior “normal.” I asked, “Are you sure you want to go back to your life just as it was before?” Read more

Practice 1 Comments

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is observed on November 20 to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. Social workers are encouraged to participate and learn more. Read more

Practice 2 Comments

Dr. Brad Forenza interviews NJ State Senator Nellie Pou on ways in which educational funding in NJ has historically attempted to level the playing field for school-age children, and how the“process” of universalizing might relate to other systems. Read more

Practice

Great gift book for social work graduates!

Featured Jobs at
SocialWorkJobBank