The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened housing situations for many people, but has hit communities of color the hardest. Social workers are helping those impacted by the current housing crisis through advocacy and other efforts.
Self-care too often gets reduced to a lowest-common-denominator, consumerist ideal of something that needs to be purchased. Instead, self-care may be better viewed as a set of skills that we can learn.
As the nation works to heal from the trauma of the pandemic, social
workers need to bring awareness of trauma and trauma-informed care to
the forefront of the pandemic conversation.
Merris Obie, a Native American student from the Hoopla tribe, issued a challenge to address the profession’s (and NASW’s) inattention to the plight of Native Americans and the racism of social workers and the social services system.
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