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Meet Megan! {Featured Social Worker #2}

Are you as excited as I am about the monthly featured social worker posts?!?! It’s already been super rewarding to me to get to read the responses from my social work friends, and we’re...

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Music that Inspires: A Thank You to the Dixie Chicks!

Guys, I am so excited (like been excited for 6 months kind of excited!)—tonight I’m going to Chicago to see the Dixie Chicks IN CONCERT (with my mom)!!!  The Dixie Chicks have been one...

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Why Social Work?

So I’ve been in social work now for 14 years and my career path has honestly not been a super thought out one, just one in which I’ve sort of gone with my gut...

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Self-Evaluations: Some advice

So, It’s performance review time at our office…which means time to try and write a meaningful self-evaluation.  Now, I’m someone who likes writing so writing a self-evaluation is not such a difficult thing for...

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Keeping the workplace positive—Some thoughts and Ideas

So, we’ve had several updates recently at work that have caused a downward shift in our workplace climate…understandably so, as the updates are in regards to financial decisions that tend to lead towards folks...

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Impact Struggles

Anyone else struggle with your role and impact?  I recently had a conversation with a co-worker/friend that made me reflect on some things that I haven’t taken time to reflect on for a while…my...

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Top 10 – Self-Care Ideas

As social workers, the idea of self-care is taught and brought up over and over in formal education, and often discussed in the work environment as well.  But I believe most of us still...

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Meet Merrisa! (Featured Social Worker #1)

I’m excited to share our first featured social worker today!  Merrisa is actually a close friend of mine and we experienced graduate school together–she’s often been someone I’ve learned from and whose approach to...

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Mom and Social Worker

I was a social worker for several years before becoming a mom.  I poured my heart and soul into my job and was fine with putting my clients first…felt they needed me and it...

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Community Change

So I’ve been doing direct practice (and supervising direct practice work) for many years now.  Something I often struggle with is how to do the day-to-day work with people within a community context that...

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