(Note: our originally scheduled chat for this week needed to be rescheduled. We will post updates soon.)
As the spring semester comes to a close, social work students are wrapping up their spring assignments, looking to engage in summer activities (maybe more classes, field work, or maybe even… a break? Do we even have that?)
For social work practitioners, the approach of summer can also mean a shift in how they engage in their respective areas of practice. In my own work experience, hospital social work, summer was often referred to as “trauma season”. Summer wasn’t necessarily a break, but a shift in how I focused my skills.
For this week’s chat, let’s take a breath, reflect on where we’ve been, and what path we are taking as we head into the next phase of the year…and our lives.
While this chat will be somewhat student-centric, all participants are encouraged!
- What does the summer mean for your life? How do you plan to engage in the practice of social work this summer?
- What accomplishments over the past winter, spring, or year would you like to share with the group?
- What plans do you have to take care of yourself this upcoming summer, or year?
- How do you conceptualize work with your life? (This includes students engaging in the work of studying, producing research, etc.)
- What other topics would you like to share with the group tonight?
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