Social Issues: How Social Workers Help 

Ranging from the impact of social media within the helping profession to addressing fatigue and preventing burnout, we've asked experts and compiled guides and resources for you to reference in your social work education and practice. 

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Supporting Survivors of Trauma: How to Avoid Re-traumatization

When a person experiences a traumatic event, retelling the story can be just as traumatic. How can social workers be mindful of re-traumatization inside and outside of clinical settings?

Cyberbullying: A Resource for School Social Workers

With the growth of technology integration into schools and socializing, cyberbullying developed to become a psychological and emotional impacting behavior that affects children and adults alike. More prominent of a concern in schools, social workers can work to address safe online behavior and mediate cyberbullying between students.

Long-Term Unemployment: A Destructive and Persistent Social Issue

On a macro level, long-term unemployment may be perpetuated by structural barriers. Social workers play a pivotal role in removing those barriers and boundaries for communities who may suffer from downturns, changes in education, or changes in the economic atmosphere.

Internet and Social Media Impact on Social Work

From social work education to practice, social media and the growth of access to resources on the internet, there are both positive and negative impacts. Should you address social media connections? How can you use the internet to inform and promote your practice?

Using Social Media in Social Work Education

There is no doubt that social media is everywhere. Its intergration in education can even be seen in elementary schools. Professors and professionals in social work integrate their social media accounts to instruct, network, and inform.

A Guide to Understanding and Coping with Compassion Fatigue

Internal, external, and professional experiences may lead to burnout. As an empathetic professional, social workers may find themselves experiencing fatigue - specifically surrounding compassion. It's imperative to be able to identify and address compassion fatigue in order to continue to serve their community and clients.

How To Be Culturally Sensitive Working with Clients with a Range of Identities

When working in different communities, social workers will interact with people from all different backgrounds and experiences. Remaining culturally sensitive ensures that they are not imposing their own morals or values on a community member faced with challenges.

60 Resources for Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Social workers and helping professionals alike, have a unique upper hand in providing support to underserved and minority populations. Paired with empathy and access to resources, helping professionals can provide education, employment, health, housing, legal and safety access to immigrant and refugee communities.

Recognizing and Addressing Depression Presenting as Anger

Depression doesn't look the same for everyone experiencing it. Instead of sadness or apathy, depression can often present as anger - which could confuse individuals on how to regulate their emotions and cope with experiences.

Resources for Supporting Families Coping with Chronic Illness

Chronic illnesses affect many Americans and their families. As a mental health professional, it is important to have a toolbox of resources to share in and outside of therapy. We've collected resources for parents, children, spouses, grandparents, social workers, community organizations and more to support those living with an illness.

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