The first edition of Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work was a breakout hit, providing a guiding light for those who were struggling. In the second edition, author SaraKay Smullens has updated the text to reflect our evolving understanding of burnout. Once again,...
Social Work Practice
National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20) is an opportunity for social workers to encourage women to make their health a priority, including avoiding overconsuming alcohol.
It is easy to forget how terrified we were in the early days and months of the pandemic—and the relief we felt when mRNA vaccines were developed, approved, and rolled out across the country in seemingly record time.
To illustrate the impact of mentorship in our profession, I reached out to a mentor and friend, Nick Johnston.
Can Social Workers Ethically and Legally Keep Clients When They Leave Their Agencies? | NASW Member Voices
When you leave your job, you might wonder: “Can I bring my clients with me?” The answer is complicated.
By Violeta Donawa, LMSW, MA Dr. Kathleen Cox and Dr. Sue Steiner bring the concept of "self-care" out of the shadows and demystifies its significance in the lives of social work practitioners and leaders. The authors’ undergraduate and graduate students inspired them...
Using Collaborative Poetry to center student voices, create connection and celebrate diversity | NASW Member Voices
By Amber Sutton, PhD, LICSW As part of a BSW diversity course at Auburn University at Montgomery in Alabama, I used a collaborative poetry exercise as a way to center the lived experiences of the students and to showcase how research can be creative and meaningful. By...