by Kathleen Cox and Sue Steiner
Hey social workers, are you looking for help in all the wrong places?
While researching for a talk on self-care for supervisors, I ran across this timely and easy-to-read book. Based on literature and professional insights submitted from workshop participants, students and social workers, this book is a great resource to review at least once a year.
Topics range from understanding stress and self-care to creating strategies for self-care on personal and organizational levels. As a helping professional, you will benefit from using the "Reader Reflections” questions on your own, with your supervisor/colleague or in group supervision. The authors took the extra step of posting worksheets, activities and tools on their website.