Self-Care for Social Workers

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As social workers, we understand the ongoing need to take care of ourselves and each other as we meet the many challenges of our work. This may include:


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Self-Care Conundrum

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.

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Social Workers and Trauma: How to Heal

Watch a November 2021 chat with NASW President Mit Joyner to learn how social workers can engage in mental health practices using a strengths-based perspective.

Watch "Social Workers and Trauma: How to Heal"


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Join NASW’s national Connect to End COVID-19 effort, a CDC-funded initiative to support social workers and their clients in informed vaccine decision-making. Complimentary webinars and CEUs available.

Learn about Connect to End COVID-19


COVID-19 and Student Loan Management

Student loan borrowers can apply for income-driven repayment plans if their income is reduced as a result of COVID-19.

Learn about student debt relief