Ideas & Tips for Social Work Supervision

A key part of social work practice is ongoing supervision to ensure our practice is effective, to bounce ideas off a more experienced/knowledgeable individual, to vent about cases, and to feel supported in our practice. Many social workers *are supposed to* receive supervision on a weekly basis for about an hour. Supervision also occurs for... Continue Reading →

Core Values of Social Work | In Practice

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) does a lovely job of describing and defining the ethical core values of the social work profession. As redundancy is not desirable, you may go here to find these definitions and get a better understanding of the NASW Ethical Principles and Core Values. As social workers understand, having... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Effects of Child Abuse & Neglect

When working within the child welfare or family services field of social work, it is vital to understand the trauma that occurs from abuse and maltreatment, as well as resulting behaviors that stem from this horrific treatment. In my time at university, and throughout my various internships, volunteer work, and professional experience, the effects of... Continue Reading →

The Delicate Balance of Profiling & Ignoring Stereotypes

In the social work profession, the practice of cultural competence is largely talked about and desired in any practicing social worker. It is so sought after, that the National Association of Social Workers has Cultural Awareness listed in the Social Workers' Ethical Responsibility to Clients section of the Code of Ethics. As it is spoken... Continue Reading →

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