I should probably skip today’s StephenCast, but I figure this is about self-care in a helping profession, so I’ll try to walk that talk today. Listen here.
Articles, posts, stuff:
Constance Grady writes about how the definition of sexual assault has changed: The rape culture of the eighties, as explained by Sixteen Candles: https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/9/27/17906644/sixteen-candles-rape-culture-1980s-brett-kavanaugh
My friend and colleague The Roving Social Worker (check out her podcast BTW) reminds us that it’s Friday.
For this Friday, I’m expanding on the calendaring discussion from last week, and zoning in one of the biggest problems with modern calendars. As someone who went from a static paper calendar to my Palm Tungsten in the early 2000s, to my smartphone with an integrated work calendar, I welcome how I can share my schedule. The downside, though, isn’t just a minor inconvenience. It’s a problem. However, rather than ranting about what doesn’t work about this, I just need to address what’s troubling me about this and address it.
Listen to the podcast here: https://spcummings.podbean.com/
Technology nostalgia: I mentioned the Tungsten E planning device. I really, really liked it! I didn’t have a wifi-enabled version, but I did sync the device regularly to my work computer. I recall having to beg permission to get the application that allowed me to manually sync my Palm device to my computer via a proprietary cable.
I also look back fondly to my Blackberry Bold, which I carried in 2010. (I posted a response to a question posted on Twitter by Dr. Echo Rivera:
This week on the StephenCast, I mumble my way through a quick reflection on how saying “no” isn’t just a self-care thing. Seriously, I am tired from presenting all morning.
Check it out here.
My short podcast experiment continues. This week, I challenge myself (and any audience members I may have ) to put your self-care plans on your schedule.
Listen here: https://spcummings.podbean.com/
The StephenCast is a way for me to share thoughts on the work of clinical faculty in a social work profession. My premise is simple: SWrs are bulit to give a lot of themselves, in a helping profession based on others. How do we take care of ourselves?
This week’s Moment of Tweet
This week’s podcast shout-outs
If you are a social worker and haven’t encountered Jonathan Singer’s podcast, it’s time to check it out.
My friend and #SWVirtualPal J started a new podcast devoted to the traveling social worker.