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To Be Teachable

What Is Cultural Humility? 3 Principles for Social Workers

One aspect of cultural humility is the notion of being teachable, that in order to practice with the greatest amount of respect, I need to be open to the possibility that what I thought was true or right might not be the whole story.

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One of the things that has been most interesting to me in life is how our paths can wind and twist in exciting and unexpected ways. As you embark on this graduation, I encourage you to stay open to the paths ahead. A story for social work graduates. Read more

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What began as a simple visit to appease my father’s concern for his friend during the COVID pandemic turned out to be one of accomplishment and much-needed interpersonal bonding. Read more

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Negative words and language can have a detrimental impact on our mental, spiritual, and physical health. We can do our part to help end the generational trauma that has been experienced by the use of words such as “minority,” “alien,” and “illegal.” Read more

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Stop AAPI hate sign

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Pacific Islanders did not ask to be part of “AAPI” and have actively resisted to maintain separation. Why, then, does “AAPI” still get used? Read more

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Advocating for gender neutral/family restrooms on her university’s campus as a social work student taught Sydney 3 important lessons. Advocating is hard work, and people will disagree with your efforts, but don't give up on your values. Read more

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It would be a disservice to talk about social policy in the absence of analyzing racial disparities among programs, services, and their effects on everyday people. This interview with Dr. Jason Williams looks at correctional systems and race. Read more

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Our code of ethics implores us to prioritize a client’s right to self-determination. To put this into practice, we want to move away from giving advice and help clients devise their own solutions. But how do we do that? The magic of questions. Read more

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Anti-Asian violence has been increasing, and some say that dehumanization of Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) in the U.S. is a contributing factor. API Heritage Month, in the month of May, is an opportunity to uplift and showcase API social workers. Read more

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COVID-19 and the vaccine roll-out are rife with preventable inequities. Helping people vote is one of the most effective and most underutilized ways we can amplify our clients' voices and vaccinate our communities against such inequities. Read more

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For a growing number of social workers, Earth Day is the work of every day and is part of a bigger, bolder movement for climate justice. Whatever your specialty in social work may be, I invite you to join the effort. Read more

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