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Social Work Month 2019

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with vibrant and active older adults. I’ve witnessed countless times how critical the importance of human relationships and connection is for elders. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

When I think of social work, building bridges is what we do. We help others identify their strengths, establish a vision, build a bridge, and walk to the other side. Imagine how many more bridges you can build if you model taking care of YOU. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

A social worker writes about the core social work value of service in the emergency room. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

LEAD New York State 2019

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Qiana Hobdy, graduate social work student at Touro College, attended Legislative Education Advocacy Day (LEAD) in New York. She met with legislators to support the Racial Equity Assessment in Legislation Act and the Social Work Investment Initiative. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Even complete strangers know they can talk to me. Each of you reading this can relate to what I am saying, because you have an aura about you that flashes "Social Worker, Social Worker," too. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

As an LCSW who serves in the United States Air Force, I am committed to serving my nation. The social work code of ethics value of “service” aligns with the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Autism is the least important thing about my son, and at the same time influences everything about him. I wouldn’t have him any other way. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Attempting to circumvent the social work profession’s title and mission does us all harm. I thank my first supervisor every year for educating me about social work and disabusing me of the misconceptions I had about the profession. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

One day after group time was over, a patient came up to me and asked me, “Will you come back tomorrow?” The picture became clearer to me about what being a social worker and what the core value of service meant. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Our collaboration helped decrease fear of me within the community. She gave me more insight into the neighborhood than any book on culture could. She encouraged me, mothered me, and mentored me. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

World Social Work Day 2019

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Too often, social workers forget or deny that we are human! For World Social Work Day, Erlene Grise-Owens urges social workers to be apply the importance of human relationships to themselves. Read more

Self Care

In practicing self-regulation, all social workers voluntarily adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics. When a social worker becomes licensed, the aspirational goals of the Code become a legal obligation. This is one way licensure elevates social work. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

I took food to the church every Sunday from mid-October to mid-November. Before Thanksgiving, we heard a knock on the door. We were surprised to see some of the people from church, with a basket of food. A lesson in dignity and worth of the person. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Competence is not stagnant; it is a never-ending push for personal and professional excellence. The challenge is to be better than the day before, while promoting the rights, values, and respect of those we serve. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

I have a dream that one day the Social Work Profession will be universally known as The Profession that requires its members to not only embrace, but also known as The Profession that follows a Code of Ethics that demands equal treatment of all. Read more

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An acrostic on social justice, a core value of the social work profession. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

As a hospice social worker, I think all of the six core social work values are equal in terms of importance. I find myself drawn to one that strikes a chord more than most: Dignity and worth of the person. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

Something is wrong. Free yourselves from the idea that you are what is wrong. You, social workers, are the most right thing out there. This is the first entry in the new Clinical Intersections blog. Read more

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This Social Work Month, I challenge you to look at your network. Who’s in it and why? How does the composition of your network impact how you make decisions? Are you biased and if so (we all are, btw), what are you doing about it? Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

In Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, the focus is on the parent-child relationship. Read more

Social Work Month Project 2019

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