Category: Stories

Why is Self Care Important in Social Work?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see our affiliate disclosure. Self-care seems to be a hot topic lately. It’s getting a lot of attention. You see people post about getting their nails done with the caption #self care or maybe your friend goes to the massage parlor for “self-care.” Little do they know, self care is something that we as social workers have been practicing LONG before it was “cool.” We were basically hipsters of self-care… Okay, maybe not. But it is SO important for us to practice self care. I check in with my interns that I supervise… Read More

Social Worker Burnout – Keep the Flame Alive!

I wanted to talk a little bit about burnout. This is something that was talked about in almost every social work class that I took but I never really understood it until it started happening to me. That’s why it’s important to know what burnout is, the signs and symptoms to look out for, how to prevent burnout, and what to do if you start to experience burnout. What is Burnout? Burnout is a term used by members of the helping profession to describe what happens when we don’t take care of ourselves. Too often, social workers take care of… Read More