Self-care is an imperative for the ethical practice of social work and other helping professions. Using an A-to-Z framework, the editors and contributors outline strategies to help you build a self-care plan with specific goals and ways to reach them realistically. Questions for reflection and additional resource lists help you to dig deeper in your self-care journey. Just as the ABCs are essential building blocks for a young child’s learning, you can use the ABCs in The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals to build your way to a happy, healthy, ethical life as a helping professional.
The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals...offers a broad range of concrete suggestions for improving individual self-care that should provide guidance and support to fit a broad range of practitioner needs. The book also includes material in several chapters that notes the important role organizations must take in stress and burnout reduction and support of self-care.
SUE STEINER, Ph.D., MSW, Professor
School of Social Work at California State University, Chico
Co-author, Self-Care in Social Work: A Guide for Practitioners,
Supervisors, and Administrators
...a caring and useful resource for helping professionals concerned about burnout, stress, staff turnover, and wellness.... By focusing on insights and reflections and providing resources and strategies, The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook is a practical guide and an empowering book.
DR. BARBARA W. SHANK, Ph.D., MSW, Dean and Professor
School of Social Work, University of St. Thomas, St. Catherine University
Chair, Board of Directors, Council on Social Work Education
As the leader of a large nonprofit organization, the health and well-being of my colleagues is always top of mind for me. The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals is just what an organization like ours needed to promote self-care in a way that makes sense for all of us!
JENNIFER HANCOCK, LCSW, President & CEO
Volunteers of America—Mid-States