When Your Big Heart Hurts


Hi! I’m Rachel, the founder of socialworkcommunity.com. I’ve been a social worker for over 10 years, mostly within the field of child welfare. I hope together we can make socialworkcommunity.com a safe place for social workers to gather, connect, and inspire one another! Thanks for being part of this community!

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3 Responses

  1. Chel says:

    This is one of the main reasons I decided NOT to pursue social work. I don’t know how you do it! From the outside, I’d suggest constant self care, mandatory vacations,yoga, meditation, and regular therapy.

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you for your comment Chel! I completely agree on the importance of constant self care–it’s absolutely the thing that gets me through!

  2. Bill Sparks says:

    Hi Rachel. Several sites, orgs and folks offer training in self-care, resiliency building and organizational resiliency building. Glad to see you are citing Charles Figley and the CFAP . Gift From Within is also valuable. SeeTheTriumph.org is great. The U.Buffalo Self-Care Starter kit is fab.. Francoise Mathieu has an annual conference on this called Care4You. She and Pat Fisher offer great resources at TEND Academy. Anna Baranowsky and the Traumatology Institute and the Green Cross Academy network are also great. I also offer 1 day, 1/2 day and 1/4 day workshops on CF-STS and Burnout and Self care planning and organizational supports and policy development. Keep SWC going Rachel. Community is immunity!

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