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… Continue reading StephenCast Friday: Can we really ever “leave it at the door”?
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… Continue reading The Disappearing Calendar: #StephenCast Friday for 9/21/18.
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… Continue reading It’s Friday StephenCast time: “Put it on the schedule.”
I've been working with the #MacroSW Collaboration on a new podcast, focusing on macro social work. It's been a goal of mine to launch this project, and I'm excited to see it finally taking shape. There's one detail I discovered throughout this process: almost 10 years ago, I dabbled with podcasting. I was learning about… Continue reading How do you get skilled at making a podcast? Make a second one.
I know we are deep into January. Resolutions should have been made and broken by now! I try to avoid the resolution trap. We can make small changes at any time. Here's one. Technology is a part of my life. I've adapted my smartphone so that I can access my work, read the news, listen… Continue reading The one change I will definitely make this year (2018 edition).
This week's #MacroSW chat will focus on self-care for sustaining social work practice. Read the MacroSW.com blog post here. Please join us at 9ET/8CT this Thursday on Twitter to engage in this chat! Information about the weekly MacroSW chats can be found here.