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School Safety: How Social Workers Can be Helpful and Stay Mentally Strong

Social Work Blog

By Marisa Markowitz and Daniel Pollack. Early in their careers, social workers learn the concepts of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization.

4 Time Management Tips for Social Workers


Being effective in social services necessitates excellent time management abilities. Social workers have witnessed tremendous change over the years, including changes in the frequency of work and the nature of the tasks.

Looking forward: Can social work be a progressive force?

Reimagining Social Work

Criticism of social work as a controlling professional regime concerned with the management of the threatening classes is not new (Maylea, 2021).


Before Sending Your Kid to Counseling….

Gary Direnfeld

While I am pleased so many parents value counseling and want it for their kids, do know that it is not always helpful and indeed, can be harmful. Many kids interpret counseling as them having done something bad for which they must now talk to someone. That creates a scary endeavor.

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Global Dimensions in Social Work Education

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Global Dimensions in Social Work Education – Call for Proposal for SW Education Conference. Call for Proposals closes October 1, 2022.

A Social Worker’s Guide to Decolonizing the Field of Social Work


Autumn Asher BlackDeer.

Assessing Alcohol Issues: Context Matters

Gary Direnfeld

She only had one drink a day. It happened to be when the kids were arriving home from school. There were three kids, all girls. The eldest, nine, came in first. She was excited about the grade and comments on a project and wanted to show her mom.

‘Unsustainable’ reliance on agency care staff needs urgent government action, warns provider body

Community Care

Social care’s “increasingly unsustainable reliance” on agency staff needs urgent government intervention, a provider body has warned.

How I Plan and Determine Class Lessons for the Year

Kylie the Creative Social Worker

It took me a long time to plan and determine class lessons for the year. And, they will probably change again! I always try to keep some of the topics the same, but for others,… Uncategorized class lessons SEL social skills

An Honest Look at Marijuana and Its Place in Palliative Care


BJ Miller, MD, shares how marijuana can help patients living with serious illness—from managing pain and symptoms to reframing perspectives. Clinical Care

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When The Last One Leaves the Nest….

Gary Direnfeld

There’s a group of parents out there with their kids setting off to college or university who are about to become empty nesters. Of course there are other life events that bring about the empty nester, but Fall is that time of year when many experience it at the same time. Kids can be somewhat of a distance regulator between parents. That means with our eye on meeting the needs of the kids, parents don’t need to focus on their own relationship.

Tribute to Dr. John Maxwell

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Tribute to Dr. John Maxwell. Dr. John Maxwell, former Vice-President of IASSW, passed away on August 1, 2022, in his home country of Jamaica. John served as the first President of the North American and.

Trafford’s children in need still receiving inconsistent service, Ofsted warns

Community Care

Ofsted has warned an ‘inadequate’ council that local children in need still face “too much variability” in children’s services’ practice.

Ep 9: How a Population Health Scientist Helps Those with Mental Illness at Work (Including Herself)

Nnatasha Tracy

Cara McNulty is a population health scientist and the President, Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Programs at Aetna, a CVS Health Company. She's also a woman who has experienced mental illness. This week, Snap Out of It!

Special issue of IJSWVE Journal on Intercultural Relations published

International Federation of Social Workers

IFSW is pleased to announce that the Volume 19, Issue 2 (2022) of the International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics has just been published.

Overseas hiring spree planned for care homes in England amid winter fears

The Guardian

Government plans to boost staff numbers with more foreign workers, with NHS managers sent abroad to recruit Foreign workers could be recruited for care homes in England under government plans amid concerns about staff shortages this winter.

‘We’re much too small’: new BASW chair bids to double membership

Community Care

“We’re far too small. It’s ridiculous. I joined BASW when I qualified. I assumed that was what you did. We really have to double our membership or we don’t have a large enough voice.”

Self-Care A-Z: 7 Ways To Maintain Self-Care in This Stress-Full Thing Called Life

The New Social Worker

When self-care is routine, you don’t have to add it during crises. It’s there for you

Receiving Permission to Feel Tired

My Brains Not Broken

I was reflecting on my most recent therapy session when I realized that there was a recurring phrase I was using over and over again. No matter what the topic was or how I felt about it, everything came back to me saying “I’m tired.”

Veteran Homelessness is a Growing Issue That Must be Addressed


On any given night, approximately 553,742 people in the United States are homeless, according to national data. And around 3 8,000 of these are veterans. This means that veterans account for approximately 8% of the total homeless population.


Structural change in children’s services ‘no panacea’ for councils’ problems, research finds

Community Care

Large-scale structural change of children’s services is “no panacea” for challenges facing councils, the Local Government Association has said after research for the organisation highlighted important factors that can deliver successful service redesign.

What to Expect From Virtual Addiction Treatment

Gateway Foundation

Addiction treatment plays a critical role for those with substance use disorders, but only a small percentage of individuals who need treatment receive it.

Let’s Build a Partnership

Nicole Clark Consulting

Recently, the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) published data on the 2022 pass rate for the ASWB licensing exam. The analysis concluded major disparities in pass rates for Black test takers, older adults, and other marginalized groups.

Punishment Doesn't Work


According to The Sentencing Project , over the past four decades, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 475%, rising from a total of 26,326 in 1980 to 152,854 in 2020. Also, over half (58%) of imprisoned women have a child under the age of 18.

Information and NEWS_Community Social Work Centre and Social Work Hub Ukraine

International Federation of Social Workers

The room dedicated to children in the Community Center for Social Work is ready. (06 06 August 2022) We have the team of the Community Center for Social Work in Kamianets-Podilskyi Province – Ukraine (06 August 2022).

I Am Not My Anxiety

My Brains Not Broken

This post comes on a heels of a similar post I wrote recently called “I Am Not My Depression” ( you can check it out here! ).

Sobriety Chat: Richie

Living Sober

Richie Hardcore is a educator, speaker and activist, working in family and sexual violence prevention and men’s mental health. He’s also a former Muay Thai champion, coach and personal trainer. and he’s sober! Click on the video or audio below to hear my Sobriety Chat with Richie.

How I Determine My Class Lessons For Social Skills

Kylie the Creative Social Worker

It has taken me a long time to determine class lessons for social skills, for each grade level. And, they will probably change again! I always try to keep some of the topics the same,…

How Alcohol Affects Relationships  

Gateway Foundation

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common addiction, affecting nearly 15 million adults in the United States. While alcohol dependence can be devastating to one’s health, it can also impact a person’s relationships, including the most meaningful people in their life.

CODA’s Uplifting Gifts: The Art of Love, Letting Go, and Far More

The New Social Worker

CODA, a film about a deaf family, is a portrait of the universality of the hopes, dreams, and challenges all families share, as well as a demonstration of what unabashed love is

Sobriety Chat: Richie

Living Sober

Richie Hardcore is a educator, speaker and activist, working in family and sexual violence prevention and men’s mental health. He’s also a former Muay Thai champion, coach and personal trainer. and he’s sober! Click on the video or audio below to hear my Sobriety Chat with Richie.

How do you become a foster carer – and how much do you get paid?

The Guardian

Foster carers are in short supply in Britain and confusion over pay may be partly to blame. Here’s what you need to know There is a hug at the end of the novel Matilda that never ends. It is the one Miss Honey gives Matilda when her parents abandon her.