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Is the constant news stream and current political climate making people more anxious? It is up to all of us to turn collective anxiety into something more productive and meaningful. What about collective rebellion? Read more

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During the holidays, it's almost impossible to avoid discussions of food. What about the nearly 18 million people in America who are dreading these conversations because they lack adequate economic, social, and physical access to food. Read more

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Essential suicide prevention resources for social workers include trainings, certifications, telephone and text hotlines, a resource center, podcasts, Twitter chats, a data collection initiative, and more. Part 2 of a series on suicide prevention. Read more

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American Association of Suicidology president Julie Cerel, Ph.D., dispels myths about suicide and who is affected by suicide exposure. Read more

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I am thankful for every experience that I shared with the families I worked alongside as a child protection social worker. I am humbled that in their most vulnerable time, families allowed me to be part of their journey. Read more

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Suicide is a public health problem that can and must be prevented. National Council for Behavioral Health president and CEO Linda Rosenberg responds to recent suicides in the news. Read more

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You have applied to social work grad school and have been invited for an interview. These five practical tips from a recent applicant are designed to help you interview successfully and earn a place in the next MSW class of the school of your choice. Read more

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The IL Department of Children and Family Services, with Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, held the 6th annual "Kids in Care, and Those Who Care Art Exhibit" at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, IL, April 23-27, 2018. Watch the video. Read more

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The walls are not just the walls of my house. They are the architecture of my life, and the brick and mortar and plaster and paint have all come on loan from those who lent me their suffering. Read more

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In the film Phantom Thread, the symbolism of hidden messages mirrors social workers' professional challenges. Read more

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We like to think there are no limits to what we can do as social workers. The truth is that hitting up against your limits as a helper is something one has to come to terms with to remain in the social work profession. Read more

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In marriage counseling and in the gun control debate, until each side stops and really hears the other, nothing is going to move forward. They’ll just keep reiterating their points, probably with increasing volume and frustration. Read more

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January 23rd is National Pie Day. Indulge in the pie of your choice. And, let’s resolve to treat ourselves to self-care through more PIE (Person-in-Environment)! Read more

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A poem, Clients, by social worker Rich Kenney, Jr. Read more

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There are certain points in your career that will be engraved in you, the memory of which will be at your side as much as you might try to distance yourself. It is a moment like this that I will try to convey to you as concisely as is possible. Read more

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Social worker Elizabeth Gamarra challenges us to rethink how we treat immigrants and refugees in her TEDxSaltLakeCity talk. Read more

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Feelings of grief will not stop for a holiday, a wedding, or other “cheerful” event. Coping with grief during the holidays is challenging and requires support and understanding. Read more

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The one in the chair, waiting in a hospital room, often feels invisible, unseen. Read more

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With the recent allegations of serial sexual offenses against Harvey Weinstein, and the widespread response to the #MeToo campaign, we review the impacts of sexual assault, harassment, and coercive control. Read more

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Star athlete activists have a passion for addressing injustice and a breadth of visibility. Social workers have advocacy skills, an understanding of policy, and knowledge of effective programs. Together, we can be a force for change. Read more

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