Tag Archives: coping

Prayer and Faith: Spiritual Coping among American Indian Women Cancer Survivors

Although cancer disparities among American Indian women are alarming, research on spiritual coping among this population is virtually nonexistent. This is particularly problematic, given the importance of medical practitioners’ discussing the topic with cancer patients, along with the centrality of spirituality to many American Indian patients. In a recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, published by NASW ... Read More »

“She can’t fight ’cause she acts white”: Identity and coping for girls of color in middle school

In middle schools girls struggle to define themselves in relationship to a new and larger school environment and a more diverse group of peers. This is particularly challenging for girls of color: their devaluation in society due to being female is compounded by their devaluation due to being a person of color. In middle school students often find themselves separated ... Read More »

How Do Social Workers Cope with Sadness?

This month, NASW Executive Director, Betsy Clark, focused her NASW News column on “The Challenge of Sadness in Social Work.” Dr. Clark discusses the turmoil, tragedy, and unrest in the world including wars, earthquakes, and tsunamis. She notes that every significant world event is accompanied by indelible images, some of which are horrific and forever etched in our memories such ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 18, 2008

News Source: Google News University trains social workers to meet challenges of elder care Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota, FL The University of South Florida at Sarasota-Manatee’s School of Social Work is actively involved in numerous efforts to better meet the comprehensive health … Seeking a few good men Baltimore Sun Boys are quite influenced by having a male figure around, ... Read More »

Workforce Studies: Social Workers and Stress at Work

Stress At Work: How Do Social Workers Cope? The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of information about social workers’ roles and work environments. The study also raised new questions about the social work workforce that required further exploration. Although the 2004 findings pointed to a looming shortage of licensed social workers, there was still ... Read More »