New #socialwork #job

New #socialwork #job

I recall many times hearing the words “self-care” thrown out in my BSW and MSW classes.... So why, then, do recent research articles indicate that the numbers of social workers leaving our profession or the “frontline,” well before retirement, are trending upward? The importance of self-care is not as simple as taking long, relaxing baths and getting massages

We Need To Prepare Social Work Students for Secondary Stress in the Workplace
It's Oscars night! Here are Addison Cooper's movies to see in 2017 for #socialworkers.

3 Must-See Movies for Social Workers in 2017
...for adolescents and children who do not always have the words to articulate their feelings and thoughts, images may help them express themselves.

Accessing Inner Worlds - Photos as a Social Work Tool
...our profession needs to reframe the idea of self-care to value and teach it as an essential component of social work practice. We often think of self-care as something we do only when everything else is done. In reality, we need to practice simple self-care strategies before, during, and after our work day.

Small Mental Shifts Make Self-Care Possible for Social Workers
"As social workers, we are mandated to have a high level of competency when working with any marginalized community. Given the ways in which trans people are being particularly targeted at this time, our mandate grows considerably. Here are some ways to enhance our work with trans people, in order to lessen the burden of the persecution that continues to doggedly follow this diverse treatment...
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Real World Clinical Blog: The Health of Trans People
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A laugh, a tear, a knowing smile. Ogden Rogers is a master story teller of #socialwork tales. Available in Kindle and print editions from Amazon. His book is also available in Google Play and in other bookstores.

Beginnings, Middles, & Ends: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work
New #socialwork #job

New #socialwork #job

Are you thinking of supervising social work students? Or already have students in your agency? Here are some whos, whats, and hows.

Whos, Whats, and Hows of Being a Successful Social Work Field Supervisor
Sometimes a job you didn't think you wanted can be just the job you need. #socialwork #jobsearch

10 Things I Learned From Taking a Social Work Job I Didn’t Think I Wanted
The person initially tasked with Affordable Care Act implementation was the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2009-2014. In this exclusive interview, Secretary Sebelius offers advice to aspiring human service professionals, as well as her insights on modern social welfare.

The ACA Today: An Interview With the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services Under President Barack Obama
Negotiate your #socialwork #salary with these 5 strategies.

5 Salary Negotiation Strategies for Social Workers
There is so much that we get wrong about grief, and it isn’t surprising. Like most things in life, we are desperately trying to keep an unwieldy process orderly and comprehensible. The fact about grief, though, is that it is neither.

Real World Clinical Blog: On Grief and its Permutations
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Practicing these [mindfulness] techniques will not prevent stress completely or take it away when it occurs, but doing them with care and attention on a regular basis can help us manage more effectively. Here are several to consider.

Mindfulness: 10 Lessons in Self-Care for Social Workers
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We must, individually and collectively, advocate for the compensation that our valuable contribution to society deserves.... As part of self-care, consider how to negotiate more money or other benefits from your job.

Self-Care, A-to-Z: Frugal February - Finances and Self-Care in Social Work