Take Your Lunch Break & Other Social Work Boundaries

Social work is often associated with overwhelm, low pay, and high caseloads. Though these can absolutely be true, and are too often seen in this field, it is possible to have a work-life balance, actively use self care, and not get burned out. A key factor in what makes or breaks this is the use... Continue Reading →

Top Tips When You Run Out of Teletherapy Ideas | Social Work & Mental Health

Many mental health professionals are continuing to work in order to provide care to many people, including new clients as a result of COVID-19 related anxiety. Going on month four of teletherapy has led myself to reach for more activities and therapeutic ideas when working with children. With months of teletherapy, the activities that were... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready? | Becoming a Social Worker

Since my time beginning university, all the way at community college working towards my A.S. in Human Services, to being at one of the top Ivy League social work graduate schools, there is one consistent element that continues to frustrate me - the people becoming social workers.  I see this with all pathways, be it... Continue Reading →

Social Work Essentials 3: A Social Worker’s Office

As I am placed at my second field education site, I have gotten a better idea of what makes a social worker's office comfortable for clients, and allows for beneficial communication and collaboration. This is, of course, assuming that as as social worker you have an office to work with. I understand some are not... Continue Reading →

Books Every Social Worker Needs | My Library

Hello all! As promised, and with many book purchases, I have a new list of the books in  my library, all social work, criminal justice, social sciences related. I hope you enjoy, and find a good read that sparks interest and growth!! Feel free to leave a comment if you have a favorite that's not... Continue Reading →

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