Signs of Child Abuse & Neglect

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, which means we will be putting extra care and attention to education & resources all about supporting kids to have safe and thriving lives. Today, we're breaking down signs of child abuse and neglect, but keep in mind, that just because you see one sign does not mean maltreatment... Continue Reading →

Micro, Mezzo & Macro Social Work

Social workers have roles in many levels of society - micro, mezzo, and macro. Today, we'll describe what each of these levels encompass and specific jobs a social worker does. Keep in mind, one social worker can perform in various levels, and they each can be integrated together for holistic, positive change. Micro Social Work... Continue Reading →

Putting Your Negative Thoughts On Trial: A CBT Technique

Negative or unhelpful thoughts can perpetuate harmful beliefs we hold about ourselves and our lives. This can be the basis for continuing to feel upsetting emotions, including depression and anxiety. Before we dive into some proven cognitive behavior strategies to reduce these thinking patterns, a disclaimer: Negative thinking can certainly be unhelpful and continue cycles... Continue Reading →

5-4-3-2-1: A Grounding Practice

Mindfulness is an essential practice for working through trauma, anxiety, and other intense emotions. There are many practices under this umbrella, but today, we're going to focus on one practice in particular, 5-4-3-2-1. To break it down, this grounding practice includes all 5 senses. Through engaging our senses, it allows our emotions to be grounded... Continue Reading →

Terminating in Social Work: 2 Pathways for Ending Therapy

Terminating in social work happens for many reasons, including the client not engaging in services, being referred out to another agency, or the client reaching all treatment goals and no longer requiring services. Ideally, termination is a gradual process, but in the field of social work, ideals may not always occur. Before we discuss the... Continue Reading →

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