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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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