Social Worker's Break Room

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A safe space where we talk about all the unspoken truths of social work and beyond! New episodes every other Thursday.

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Episode #13 - 2020 Season One Finale: Dumpster fire edition

We know that 2020 has been a very different year and it has been made better by fabulous listeners like YOU. Some of those differences may be here to stay so in this episode we highlight some of the successes and challenges we’ve seen in 2020.

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Dec 31, 2020
Episode #12 - How To Have Yourself (and your clients) A Merry Little Holiday

Like many of us, you are also probably ready to say goodbye to 2020, but we still have a holiday season to survive. Here are some ways to take care of yourself and your clients in this season of giving and receiving.

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Dec 10, 2020
Episode #11 - 3 Easy Stress Management Techniques For Your Daily Life

We know that 2020 has been stressful and with the election and COVID, we figured everyone could use a few new ways to manage stress. On this episode we share some of our favorite grounding and anxiety management techniques that we use with ourselves, our friends, and our clients.

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Nov 12, 2020
Episode #10 - Activism and Advocacy: Where can I start?

The social work profession is evolving, growing, and slowly but surely  going back to its roots of activism and advocacy. Even in our roles as clinicians and micro practitioners, advocating for justice and equal rights for the people we serve should be at the top of our list. Words like activism and advocacy can feel overwhelming, especially when our plate is already full. The key is to find something that works for you and identify areas where you feel your skills and knowledge can make a macro impact. The important thing is to start somewhere!

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Oct 29, 2020
Episode #9 - Working in Teams: Love them, hate them, but can’t practice without them

Social work is rooted in community work, and even if we work in macro or private practice, our role will always require us to work well with others in order to achieve a common goal. On this episode, we share a little about our experience working with multidisciplinary teams and tips on how to make these collaborations more productive and efficient.

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Oct 15, 2020
Episode #8 - Title Protection: How we started it in our state and how you can replicate it in yours too

Title protection is a consistently hot topic in our profession. Who can call themselves a social worker and what does that mean? How do we get fair pay? Respect? Or even *whispers* unionize? What’s the pathway to make it happen in your state or nationally? Imelda and Jennifer share their pathway to writing legislation in Arizona and guidance on how and where you might get started.

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Sep 24, 2020
Episode #7 - Adulting - Why are we tired all the time?

Why are millennial social workers so tired all the time? Why can’t we fold our laundry the day we wash it and find joy in buying overpriced lattes? This week we get real and talk about why it is harder to be a social worker than ever before!

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Sep 10, 2020
Episode #6 - The Episode For Social Work Students: 2020 Edition

Are you a social work student? You need to hear this. Going to school to be a social worker is unlike any other time in history. Hear from Jennifer and Imelda as they share their experience in teaching as well as field work for some guidance on how to have a great school year.

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Aug 27, 2020
Episode #5 - Women’s March, from Reaction to Action

After the 2016 election, hundreds of thousands of women across the country joined a moment that became a movement. In this episode, Imelda shares her experience as Arizona Women’s March planning board member and talks to us about the movement, why women march, and how to engage in your community.

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Aug 13, 2020
Episode #4 - Social Work In Times Of Covid

2020 has been an interesting and challenging year, to say the least. How does a profession that focuses on human interactions and community engagement continue thriving during a pandemic? On this episode, we share our personal experiences as professionals and one or two tips that might be useful for you.

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May 21, 2020
Episode #2 - 3 Common Challenges For Social Workers

When we ask social workers the top things they struggle with, the answer is almost always the same: Documentation, boundaries, and case loads. In this episode, we cover all 3 of them! Join us as we share useful tips on collaborative documentation, billable hours and more! 

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May 16, 2020
Episode #3 - Coping Skills And Self-Care

Self-care has been a popular term lately, everyone promotes it but only a few actually practice it. In this episode we discuss how self-care and coping skills might look very different for everyone and might not necessarily involve bubble baths and massages. 

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May 16, 2020
Episode #1 - A Little Bit About Us

Welcome to the Social Worker's Break Room Podcast!
In this first episode we talk a little bit about who we are and why we are doing this.

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May 16, 2020