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:
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.
Read "Self-Care Conundrum"
During this November 2021 chat with NASW President Mit Joyner, social workers discuss how to engage in mental health practices using a strengths-based perspective.
Watch "Social Workers and Trauma: How to Heal"
Watch and share these videos from our "Self Care for Social Workers" playlist.