CATEGORY Self-reflection

Self-Care as a Radical Practice

In my twelve years of experience (so far) of social work, all direct service, I have heard about the need for self-care countless times. The conversation or lecture or training on the subject generally sounds the same each time: you can’t help anyone if you don’t take care of yourself, you have to prevent burnout,…


Teaching Children How to Take a Stand

An essential ingredient of any socially conscious person’s m.o. is taking a stand, whether for or against something. Taking a stand is a skill that requires discipline. You will likely encounter push-back and so have to be resolved in your position but will get better results if you are graceful with your response. You will…