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How Can Social Workers Combat Work Burnout?

I recently read an article on the Social Work Degree Guide website.  It enlightened me to the fact that while Social Workers are tirelessly working to find solutions for their clients in need, they rarely take the time to take care of their own needs.  Unfortunately, more often than not it leads to burnout.  Please read the article below for more information on some of the symptoms, causes and solutions to Social Worker Burnout.  

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September 08 ,2017

Summer Food...

Posted in | By: Danielle Ritacco

I came across this article and wanted to share it with our readers.  As the school year is coming to an end children are getting excited to have school free days and summer plans; but not all children look forward to that break.

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June 19 ,2017

Veterans Helping Veterans

After feeling as though the system is failing our veterans and seeing too many of our service people homeless and on the streets... a group of 4 veterans take on the challenge of creating tiny houses for those who have served our nation.  Please read their story.  

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March 15 ,2017

Social Workers are Super Heroes

Hello.  I came across this great video from the TED Talks network that I watched on YOUTUBE.  I wanted to share it with everyone.  Dr. Annay Scheyett, PhD gives a great 7 minute presentation on why social workers

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March 06 ,2017

Do You Bring Out the Best?

My daughter recently competed in an oratorical competition titled “How my best brings out the best in others”.  As I watched her list out traits she thought influenced others to be their best and listen to her practice her speech, I thought “What is my best”?   Am I doing my best to bring out the best, the “talent”, in my family, my friends, even my co-workers?  How do my actions influence those I work with?

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February 25 ,2016

What is Food Insecurity?

Over the holidays I volunteered at my daughters’ school.  While there I had the pleasure of speaking to one of the teachers.  During our conversation we talked about the many things happening in our local schools and here in the county. Out of the various topics we discussed, one hit me very hard.  This teacher told me of the growing number of children who are "food insecure."  A term I had not heard before.  I was aware that our school offered discounted, sometimes free lunches to families who needed help, but was alarmed at the number of children in need in a community that is considered to be thriving.

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January 28 ,2016

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