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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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A self-reflective diary, attention to signposts, mindfulness, and a big bucket list of professional goals are self-assessment tools to guide you to your professional and personal potential. Read more

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There are no definite answers to how often you should hustle, how much you should rest, how much (or little) work you should do. But I’ve found a useful principle to be having a regular rhythm of rest. Read more

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The Farm to Families model is a blend of community nourishment, community empowerment, and community engagement. That model can be replicated. We must nourish our communities as we nourish our families by providing access, choice, and affordability. Read more

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Voting is an intervention at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels that can empower individuals to stand up for causes that have an impact on them. We can ask our clients if they are registered to vote. Vot-ER makes voter registration easy. Read more

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Safe, decent, affordable housing cannot and should not be considered a luxury. It is literally a matter of life and death. Read more

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Restorative justice focuses on both the offender and the victim, with rehabilitation and relationship at the forefront. Models discussed include victim inclusion, sentencing circles, and victim/offender mediation. Read more

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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

Photo credit: Cheska Tolentino

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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