Social Work Community Blog


Surviving the Lows

So I wrote a post not too long ago about the ups and downs of social work.  And in general my blog tends to focus on the positives or finding the positive.  But today,...


Gratitude {For this Social Work Community}

Happy Day after Thanksgiving!! Not sure about you, but I am in a food comma still and feeling lots of gratitude, while spending time with my wonderful family.  Hope you have been able to...


Meet Robin! {Featured Social Worker of the Month-November}

I’m excited to share this month’s social worker of the month (#5)—Robin! I met Robin over 10 years ago when we were both case managers in child welfare…and then we also went to grad...


Creating a Culture of Gratitude

As promised, this month’s theme is gratitude, so I’ve got another great gratitude post for you today! And although this is a week that I’ve struggled (and I know many of you have as...


Why I’m grateful to be a Social Worker!

When I look back on my career as a social worker from the lens of gratitude, a lens we often look to during this month of November, I feel really happy and emotionally full....


Social Work Students Raising Children Tackle Barriers to Earning Degrees

I am excited to have a guest article to share with you today–Thank you Tiffany!! If you have something you would like to contribute to the Social Work Community, please don’t hesitate to send...


5 Benefits of Living Abroad {and Resources to Make it Happen}

I recently had a conversation with a young professional about my own professional history—and one of the pieces from my past that sparked her interest was the time I spent abroad, living and working...


Maternity Leaves & Social Work {A Reflection and Call for Action}

I’ve been reflecting quite a bit lately about pregnancy and little ones—might have to do with the fact that we currently have 4 expecting mamas on my work team!  In our office, as I’m...


Choosing Your Teacher {A Perspective Shift}

I’ve referenced attending a training of Laura van Dernoot Lipsky’s in several posts already, including this one and this one. But, I had forgotten to mention one of my favorite techniques she talked about…a...


5 Tips for Managing Difficult Conversations

As social workers, we are put in the position of having difficult, real conversations on a regular basis.  And likely with time, these conversations become easier to navigate.  For some of us, though, that...

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