RSS

Social Worker Self-Care

Of course, there is no universal feeling that defines being a social worker. However, I do believe there are some unifying, unsaid themes. Read more

Clinical Intersections

Viewing self-care as only “feel good” (unintentionally) equates self-care with a special treat, extra luxury, or rare indulgence. In fact, self-care is sometimes uncomfortable and often difficult. Read more

Self Care

Pitting organizational accountability or community care against individual empowerment and vice versa is largely counterproductive. Let’s just come to complementary and constructive terms: Community Care, AND Organizational Wellness, AND Self-Care Read more

Self Care

Social service organizations are experiencing critical challenges and even crises. We’ve been through these times—recently and over the course of our careers. Here are our top 3 strategies. Read more

, Self Care

Most of us work in environments of (what we call) “organized chaos.” As part of our professional self-care, we need to take some time to reflect about how to rearrange our surroundings to promote a more peaceful state. Read more

Self Care

It's the 3rd anniversary of the Self-Care A-Z blog. Let’s use September to focus on professional self-care. As contrasted with self-care outside work parameters, professional self-care is how we integrate and prioritize self-care as part of our work. Read more

Self Care

Take time to explore what you need to take care of yourself, whether exercise, walking on the beach, getting more sleep, or something else. It is essential, as a social worker, that you give attention to your own self-care. Read more

Self-Care Summer

As social workers, we sit with a lot of loss. Depending on the type of social work, the death of a client can be a regular part of the work. For me, that’s not the case, or at least it wasn’t until this year. Peter reflects on loss of a client. Read more

Clinical Intersections 1 Comments

Journaling helps to protect from burnout by providing a release of stressful and potentially toxic perceptions and emotions. As a catalyst to gaining greater self-awareness and acceptance, it empowers you to maintain personal and professional limits. Read more

Self-Care Summer

If we only eat bon-bons, we’ll have serious health consequences. And, no matter how much we may want at times, we cannot live in a bubble (bath) forever. However, having those “B” strategies helps us bring our “A” self-care game. Read more

Self Care 2 Comments

In March of this year, a mentor and LCSW took her own life. I want us to be aware that we are no different from our clients in our pain or methods of removing the pain. Reach out to someone you trust, and take care of yourself. Read more

Self-Care Summer

If I write my self-care commitment, I will have to do it. I will be a better person for it and a stronger social worker. I will walk my talk. I can do this. Read more

Self-Care Summer

We all fall. Make it part of self-care, not just an obstacle. Don’t let the falls keep us down. Use them to wake us up and move us forward on our self-care path. Read more

Self Care

Find something that makes you feel alive, and support others in their self-care, too. If you don't think you're worth your own care, there may be other issues at play. Read more

Self-Care Summer

The importance of self-care is implied in the NASW Code of Ethics. If we see self-care as a chore and do it just to “check it off the list,” we are not reaping the full benefits of self-care.  Make a choice to invest in yourself. Read more

Self-Care Summer

Given that trauma, which I am defining as an assault on vulnerability, attachment, and development that leads us to feel endangered and out of control, enters us throughout our work days as social workers, what are we supposed to do about it? Read more

Clinical Intersections

Did you know July 24th is International Self-Care Day!? Here’s the background and a CHALLENGE for you and your colleagues to participate and promote Self-Care is for Life! Read more

Self Care

However you identify or classify your transition, here are some self-care techniques to get you through the process. Read more

Self-Care Summer

What are your biggest self-care barriers? Likely, many of them could be addressed by saying “No” to something. Read more

Self Care

Share

Featured Jobs at
SocialWorkJobBank


Sign up to receive an e-mail alert each time we add something new to our site.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner