Dealing with Stress

Why do you think that self-care is important for social workers? What stresses you? What stress overwhelms you? How do you cope with these stressors? How will you cope with these stressors when you become a social worker?

Assess you time management skills, drawing on content from Chapter 14 in Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities. Do you procrastinate? If you are a procrastinator, how might you improve your time management (be specific). If you are not a procrastinator, what are your strategies for effective time management?

Your Tasks:

Please submit one original post (400-500 words) and respond to at least two peer posts (75-150 words). Cite the text when appropriate for the discussion prompt above. If you want full credit for this assignment, cite at least two relevant peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to the text. (Articles may be cited in either your initial posting or your responses to peers.) Be sure that you have addressed all parts of the required response.

When you respond to peers, respond as if you were dialoguing with them, so be sure that your posts are related to their initial postings. Your posting needs to deepen the discussion by adding an additional perspective, sharing new information, or asking an additional question to get your colleague to think more critically about the issue – it should not be a new posting on your part that doesn’t connect to the initial posting or a mere “I agree with everything you’ve said” statement.

Prior to submitting your posts, check them for appropriate grammar, usage and spelling. In the field of social work it is important to be able to communicate effectively when writing as well as when speaking. Errors in these areas will result in a lower grade for your discussion posts.

To submit your original post, click Add new discussion topic.

Tip: Please remember to add a subject line to your post. Use descriptive subject lines for your posts; some find it easier to write the subject line after writing the post.