Why Victims in Domestic Violence Relationships Stay

If you are a person in a domestically violent relationship, please know that there are resources available to you when you are ready. You may reach out the National Domestic Violence Hotline on their website here, as well as call the Hotline number at: 1-800-799-7233  OR  1-800-787-3224 (TTY).  Trigger warning for the following content as it... Continue Reading →

Setting Goals for Yourself

As social workers, we often set goals for clients. These goals, as one knows, are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound. But how often do we set goals for ourselves, goals that are successful? Overtime, I have come to the conclusion, that rather than a couple of drastic changes, it is the minuscule changes to... Continue Reading →

Core Values of Social Work | In Practice

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) does a lovely job of describing and defining the ethical core values of the social work profession. As redundancy is not desirable, you may go here to find these definitions and get a better understanding of the NASW Ethical Principles and Core Values. As social workers understand, having... Continue Reading →

Books in My Ever-Growing Social Work Library

Below, you will find a list of books, as social worker in the making, I highly recommend. Though I have not read each of the enclosed books, reviews have confirmed the good purchase. Enjoy, and may you continue to grow in your pursuit of knowledge and informed social work practice. The Working Poor by David K.... Continue Reading →

Social Work Essentials 2: A Social Worker’s Car

As noted Part 1 of a Social Worker's Essentials: Go-Bag, we touched on all the items a social worker would benefit from carrying in his or her bag. Below, we expand on these essentials in terms of a social worker's car. Enjoy, and feel free to leave further helpful suggestions in the comments! Plastic totes... Continue Reading →

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