Ep. 4 Vicarious Traumatization & Mental Health of Social Workers | The Thought Bubble Podcast

In this episode of The Thought Bubble podcast, we dive into the meaning of vicarious traumatization versus burnout, as well as effective ways to prevent again traumatization within the social work field. We also discuss practical and real strategies for self care and mental health care.  Please let us know your self care tips &... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness Amongst Chaos

During stressful days and hectic times, it is necessary for the good of one's mental and emotional well-being to be in touch with one's own feelings. Even more so, being in tune with the every-day will decrease feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and will aid in coping with the stresses of daily life. It is... Continue Reading →

Is it Possible to Have a Work-Life Balance?

As social workers, it is frequently said to us that we must maintain a work-life balance, and have a separation of our work and our home in order to maintain mental health and decrease chances of burnout, overwhelm, and turnover rates. Though understandable and highly desirable, is it really plausible? The answer: Yes and No.... Continue Reading →

What to Achieve at Your Social Work Field Practice

In August, I will be beginning my Bachelor's level year-long field experience. While at community college, I completed an Associate's level semester-long internship at a foster care and adoption agency, and it was  a wonderful experience to have prior to my BSW internship. Because of this, I now have a better idea of what I,... Continue Reading →

How to Remain Productive While Travelling

Hello All! It's custom for myself and my significant other to travel via bus and train to spend time together each month. Flight is too expensive for a couple of college students, so the tips provided below may have a hint of bias towards bus and train travelling, though I have recently gone to the... Continue Reading →

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