Social Work Community Blog


Goal Setting – Tis the Season!

So it’s that time of year again—the end of the year! Time for taking a pause to look at the year that is ending and to make some decisions about priorities for the year...


Holiday Cheer! {5 Ideas that Bring Joy}

I love the holidays.  I truly do. And I don’t always realize that others might struggle with this time of year.  A few weeks ago, I participated in #macrosw’s twitter chat (they do it...


Lessons Learned from Becky

I’m ready for 2016 to be over. I mean seriously, one of my current passwords includes “bad news 2016” because it has just been a rough one.  And apparently, the string of bad is...


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...

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