Article by Diana Ling, MA, Program Manager; and Anna Mangum, MSW, MPH, Senior Health Strategist; Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin. Drinking during pregnancy is more common than you...
Social Work Practice
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month. As providers of mental and behavioral health services, social workers play a critical role in preventing FASDs by sharing key messages with clients who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
Macro-Level Social Work Interventions in Schools: Poverty Simulation Programs as Professional Development Opportunities for K–12 Educators
Poverty continues to be a significant public health crisis across the United States, and its impact is particularly prevalent among school-aged youth and their families. Many K–12 educators do not fully understand the realities associated with living in poverty. Such...
March is Social Work Month, and the 2023 theme is Social Work Breaks Barriers. More than 700,000 social workers nationwide entered the profession because they have a commitment to making our communities, our country, and our world a better place for all. During Social...
Long-term effects of ADHD can take a toll on a client’s personal life. Mindfulness has been shown to be an effective tool to help treat ADHD symptoms.
As for me, I will continue to read, grow, learn, and attend trainings. However, I proudly own that my clinical approach is eclectic and intentional without apology.
When we experience the nagging, exhausted, spark-less feelings about our work, it is imperative that we consider the impact not only on ourselves, but our clients, communities, and our profession.
I’m proud to be a part of a field as expansive as social work, where I can blend my background as health and healing community organizer with the values and ethics of a fully licensed clinician.