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Self-Care Readings

Social Work is a career that is both rewarding and challenging—often in ways you may not imagine. Don't wait to prepare for the stresses and strains you are bound to encounter— start now! 

Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience.
Jonas Salk

Use these resources to guide your own self-care journey and to help your clients get started on theirs. Take the practical wisdom others have shared and use it. Here we offer a selection of materials accessible on the web or generously provided by colleagues.

Self-Care Challenges in a Digital Age

We live in a fast-paced, technology-centric world. How do we optimize our use of technology while remaining attuned to our internal needs? Below are a few articles that explore issues related to technology and self-care.  

Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Living in the Present, Mindfulness and Meditation

Professional Issues and Concerns