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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.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believed in democracy. Her ideals for justice do not end just because she is no longer leading the charge. Instead, we step up and lead a new charge that honors her work. Read more

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A new study found that managerialism (a business-oriented model) in human service agencies profoundly affects service delivery and the well-being of workers. Read more

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Introducing a new column for The New Social Worker linking social welfare policy and practice. Columnist Brad Forenza interviews Bill Waldman, former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Read more

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

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many wonder what impact it has on children and families. Will child maltreatment increase, decrease, or remain the same? Child abuse reports seem to be falling, but what is really happening? Read more

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When clients tell us they are having urges or fantasies of flight to a different physical locale, we have a tendency to close the conversation down. A reflection on moving illustrates the role a physical move can have in redefining oneself. Read more

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Voting is a fundamental human right in our democracy. Social workers, will you accept the challenge to register three people to vote before election deadlines this year? Read more

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The global COVID-19 pandemic provides a critical juncture for the social work profession to reimagine the profession and consider the manner in which we deliver services. What will you be adding to your toolbox? Read more

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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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Voting Is Social Work

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