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Resilience and Self-care for Social Work

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Crowder, R. & Sears, A. (2017). Building Resilience in Social Workers: An Exploratory Study on the Impacts of a Mindfulness-based Intervention. Australian Social Work, 70(1), 17–29.

Dalphon, H. (2019). Self-care techniques for social workers: Achieving an ethical harmony between work and well-being. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 29(1), 85–95.

Deblinger, E., Pollio, E., Cooper, B., & Steer, R. A. (2020). Disseminating trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy with a systematic self-care approach to addressing secondary traumatic stress: Practice what you preach. Community Mental Health Journal, 56, 1531-1543.

Glennon, A., Pruitt, D. K., & Polmanteer, R. S. R. (2019). Integrating self-care into clinical practice with trauma clients. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 29(1), 48–56.

Harker, R., Pidgeon, A. M., Klaassen, F., & King, S. (2016). Exploring resilience and mindfulness as preventative factors for psychological distress burnout and secondary traumatic stress among human service professionals. Work, 54(3), 631–637.

Lee, J. J., & Miller, S. E. (2013). A self-care framework for social workers: Building a strong foundation for practice. Families in Society, 94(2), 96–103.

Mensinga, J. (2021). A narrative inquiry exploring social workers’ understanding of Yoga and its application in professional practice. Australian Social Work, 74(2), 134–145.

O’Neill, M., Yoder Slater, G., & Batt, D. (2019). Social work student self-care and academic stress. Journal of Social Work Education, 55(1), 141–152.

Pyles, L., Cosgrove, D. T., Gardner, E., Raheim, S., Adam, G. J., Chakravarty, S., & Cooke, C. (2021). “Could we just breathe for 30 seconds?”: Social worker experiences of holistic engagement practice training. Social Work, 66(4), 285–296.

Ratzon, A., Farhi, M., Ratzon, N., & Adini, B. (2022). Resilience at Work, Burnout, Secondary Trauma, and Compassion Satisfaction of Social Workers Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9).

Roulston, A., Montgomery, L., Campbell, A., & Davidson, G. (2018). Exploring the impact of mindfulnesss on mental wellbeing, stress and resilience of undergraduate social work students. Social Work Education, 37(2), 157–172.

Shepherd, M. A., & Newell, J. M. (2020). Stress and health in social workers: Implications for self-care practice. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 16(1), 46–65.

Thomas, J. (2013). Association of Personal Distress with Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Compassion Satisfaction Among Clinical Social Workers. Journal of Social Service Research, 39(3), 365–379.

Wagaman, A., Geiger, J. M., & Shockley, C. (2015). The role of empathy in burnout, compassion satisfaction, and secondary traumatic stress among social workers. Social Work, 60(3), 201–209.