Social Worker Self Care

Your relationship with self-care and burnout doesn't have to be awkward. Use mindfulness, optimism, and purposefulness, and invest in your relationship with yourself. Read more

Self Care

The typical understanding of self-care is that it happens outside work. However, professional self-care—practicing self-care as part of work—is crucial! Read more

Self Care

Self-care is critical for social workers. Choosing one word for the new year and identifying specific, actionable steps can help you focus your self-care efforts. Read more

Self Care

Even after completing a degree, the “practice tests” continue. These "A"s and a PLUS will help you ace the self-care "thing." Read more

Self Care

Doing the same thing expecting different results is not realistic. Why approach self-care in the same way? Sometimes we need to relax, reset, and rediscover! Read more

Self Care

Recent news includes assassination attempts, a move to erase "trans" as a category of personhood, and violent murders of people because of their skin color and religion. We must continue to do justice and not be daunted. It is essential to self-care. Read more

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The U.S. culture is experiencing crises. Let’s use this toxic time as an opportunity to learn how to design better hazmat suits, practice radical self-care, and make political action part of self-care! Read more

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Perseverance. Strengths. Resiliency. Motivation. These familiar words are more than just good terms for case notes and programming. Through challenging experiences, these principles have formed my self-care philosophy. Read more

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RBG, the recent documentary about cultural icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg, is inspiring and instructive. Amongst many lessons, RBG’s life presents a self-care case. Read more

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September 2018 marks two years for the Self-Care, A-Z blog. The blog provides a space to share our struggles, strategies, and successes with self-care. Let's take time to reflect and strategize next steps. Read more

Self Care

Despite resources on self-care, social work practitioners, social work students, and clients sometimes fail to implement needed self-care strategies. Here are ways to overcome three barriers to self-care. Read more

Self-Care Summer

Jade Lloyd

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Take time out and watch the current of social work's tide. A poetry entry in the Self-Care Summer series. Read more

Self-Care Summer

Don't put off self-care. Do it NOW! Start today, use a strengths approach, be SMART-er, enlist support, and reflect. Read more

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There is one sign of burnout that often goes unnoticed and frequently is encouraged in subtle ways. This is what can be called the "need complex" -- the feeling that you and your social work intervention are so needed that you must work more. Read more

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Regardless of practice setting, job role, or cultural context, social work colleagues across the globe agree on the urgency of practitioner depletion/burnout as a professional concern. Read more

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Much has been written about self-compassion: the ability to give ourselves the same kindness we would give someone else. One way to do this is through writing a self-compassionate letter. Read more

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You may feel that you don't have time for "formal" mindfulness practice. Here is a way to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday activities. Read more

Self-Care Summer

The heavy toll that can come from doing emotionally difficult work requires a conscious application of creativity and energy to move it forward. Read more


Book review of Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers Read more

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