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Social Worker 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." more

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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! more

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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. 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! 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. 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. 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. more

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. more

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

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Social work is both challenging and rewarding. These strategies can help you shift from compassion fatigue to compassion satisfaction. more

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Leisure time is not a luxury. It is evidence-based best practice and a basic human right. more

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Don't delay joy. Find it in small packages. more

Self-Care Summer

Why should self-care only be pursued when working in a particularly stressful environment or after a negative event? Self-care is an individualized lifestyle, both unselfish and necessary. more

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