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My Legacy

Will I Have a Social Work Legacy?

I am not known for my writing, research, or speaking. I don’t have a program named after me. But over the years, as a social worker, I have interacted with hundreds, probably thousands, of young people.

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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 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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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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Although artificial intelligence is not yet a perfect answer, it offers us a tool to solve systemic problems within child welfare. CCWIS and big data offer us a tool to create a modern, impactful, and trusted child welfare system. Read more

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Submitting a first academic paper for publication can be scary. What if your "blind" reviewer asked to talk to you and review your paper line by line? Mentoring is difficult AND has rewards for both the mentor and the mentee. Read more

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The college admissions scandal brings attention to a pervasive issue - that of parents' inability to understand the importance of letting go. This article looks at six detrimental parenting patterns and addressing them in social work practice. Read more

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There are a number of reasons for social workers to consider incorporating as a benefit corporation. Benefit corporations must be committed to creating a public benefit in addition to generating a profit. Read more

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Over the course of a lifetime, most people will experience at least one potentially traumatizing event. Social workers can take a multi-dimensional, ongoing approach to assessing for PTSD in terminally ill patients. Read more

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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. Read more

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Social workers often practice in community settings, but how often do they actually transform the settings? The University of Georgia School of Social Work and the Athens Clarke County Library are working together to create a trauma-informed library. Read more

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