Stress is often driven by feeling a lack of control over things you once had control over. This lack of control can create feelings of anxiety, depression, and even anger. This blog post highlights some elements of self-care that can help you stay present and regain a sense of control where you can.
Work and personal relationships are essential to your well-being during this pandemic. During a pandemic your relationships may be challenged. This blog post highlights some strategies to help you maintain various elements of your personal life – from self-care, to effectively communicating with your partner and talking with your children. To learn more, watch this
“Social workers are the unsung heroes…” This video highlights the critical role that child welfare workers play on the frontlines – they manage threats and work everyday to keep children safe.
This report is designed to review protocols and procedures for ensuring workplace safety in health and human service agencies. The research included in this report consists of information from worker safety trainings and published worker safety guidelines with a few noted worker safety studies. The research will discuss tips for maintaining safety in an office
Public Child Welfare Workers’ Safety Experiences: Predictors and Impact on Job Withdrawal Using Mixed-Methods Approach
This paper describes a qualitative study to understand both child welfare workers’ safety experiences during their home visits, and the individual and organizational factors that influence their safety concerns. The specific research objectives were to (1) understand child welfare workers’ workplace violence experiences, (2) examine predictors of safety concerns, and (3) examine a relationship between
These guidelines address safety within the context of social work practice and aim to inform social workers, policymakers, employers, and the public about the importance of social worker safety in agency and field work; provide a basis for the development of social work undergraduate, graduate, and field placement practice and agency in-service programs, continuing education
This training is designed to provide participants with information to increase knowledge of safety-related issues in child welfare practice and offers practical skills for managing personal safety during interactions with families. Also available: Instructor Guide
This document provides guidance to students or practitioners regarding ethical standards, risk assessment, and response to prevent clients from harming themselves or others.