Social Work Helper

By Social Work Helper Magazine | Progressive magazine providing news, information, and resources related to social issues, social good, and human rights.

Finding Safe Spaces To Be Yourself

I had been delaying the inevitable. As a self defined (and proud) comic book nerd, I knew that going to a comic book convention was something beyond …

Cosplay

Most New to Medicaid Have No Other Option if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Almost everyone covered through Ohio’s Medicaid expansion would have no other viable insurance option should the Affordable Care Act be repealed, a …

ObamaCare

Connection and Communication Through the Fine Art of Storytelling

An inspiring story can set us free, and a worn out tale can trap us. Storytelling is a powerful way to learn. Through story, we can also track our …

Storytelling

Discussing Ancient Wisdom and Leadership With Cynthia Ruiz

Leadership is not defined by a position. Rather, it is an energy that anyone can bring to life. It is about the ways in which we can access our …

Leadership

Enlightened Communication and The Role of Humour

“The surest signs of enlightenment are joy and laughter.” Alan Cohen<p>Humour puts the light in enlightened communication. Experiencing a moment of …

Spirituality

How Cloud Technology Is Helping Small Businesses Work More Efficiently

Cloud technology has changed the way we work with data. It is easier to store, analyze and manage small and large bits of information from anywhere …

Small Business

Researchers: The Land of Those Far Removed or Agents Of Change?

After 25 years of experience as a grassroots social worker in community development and mental health, I admit the world of academia seemed a million …

Mental Health

5 Things to Know If Your Child in Special Education Needs Mental Health

Dоеѕ уоur сhild with аutiѕm hаvе bеhаviоrаl diffiсultiеѕ аnd nееd рѕусhоthеrару? Has your tееnаgеr with Lеаrning diѕаbilitiеѕ whо ѕtrugglеѕ with …

Mental Health

Social Workers and Superheroes

Social Workers and superheroes – what do they have in common? According to a TED talk by Anna Scheyett, they have more in common than you’d expect. …

Mental Health

End Bullying: Being a Superhero in Real Life (IRL)

In 2008, a Yale University study established a causal link between suicide and bullying. Their research concluded that bullying victims are 2 to 9 …

Cosplay

Five Tips for Overcoming Self-Doubt

Some self-disclosure here—I’m a rather sensitive person and I often tend towards self-doubt, thinking something is my fault if it doesn’t go well and …

Mind

The President’s “Enemy” Rhetoric and the Press

President Trump’s declarations that the press is the “enemy of the American people,” accompanied by overt hostile acts, are not merely different in …

Public Relations

13 Thoughts on 13 Reasons Why

Recently, I watched the new Netflix series <i>13 Reasons Why</i> (based on a book with the same title). The framework for the series is that an adolescent, …

Mental Health

Research Grant Aids Social Workers and Medical Providers in Identifying and Treating Sexual Abuse

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) clinical nursing professor Kathleen Jordan is leading grant-funded research to aid medical …

Social Work

Study Finds Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of media researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison who leapt to study the wildly …

Pokémon

Comics Change the World – The History of Activism in Comics

Recently at WonderCon 2017, Alex Cox, Deputy Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), led a revealing panel on the history of comics …

Comic Books

Four Tips To Building Self Esteem In Children

Parents want their child to have good self esteem. However, self-esteem doesn’t come naturally to children. It is something that must be fostered, …

A Plea for Humility in the Self-Assessment of Our Knowledge

One does not have to be a serious student of history to know there was a time when people knew that the Earth was flat and the center of the …

Don't Think

The UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children Offered in Free Online Course

For the first time, the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children will be shared with learners around the world, including policy makers, …

MOOCs

Tending the Caregivers

Mothers who work as healthcare professionals – physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners – can significantly reduce their stress …

Psychology

Twenty-Two Apps for the 21st Century Therapist

Mobile applications have a lot to offer therapists. Whether you are looking for games to play with patients, productivity or billing tools, or …

Apps

Self-Care in the Digital Age and Why You May Need to Define Your Limits

Most of our devices work 24 hrs a day and 7 days a week. Email apps sends us notifications round the clock to let us know that someone is trying to …

Mindfulness

Why Feminism is Still Important For Social Workers

Feminism continues to be a fraught issue with fractures within the community of feminists, as well as women in general. Yet, feminism is more crucial …

Feminism

Confidence and Humility – The Dance of the Balanced Ego

Balancing confidence and humility in any relationship, be it personal or professional, is a real skill. The first step is to become aware of what the …

Body Language

Celebrity Roles in Mental Health, Awareness Campaigns and Social Change

I’ve always found celebrity culture fascinating. The idea that certain people in the world become so wealthy, well-known and influential just because …

Mental Health

Resources to Make Math Fun and Engaging for 5-Year-Olds

For young children, playtime is learning time. Through play, kids discover their world, figure out how things work, expand their vocabularies, …

Mathematics

Federal Mentoring Grant for Youth Maybe in Danger Under New Administration

Over 40 youth serving organizations have expressed their support for the Youth Mentoring Grant, the only federal grant dedicated to providing …

Government

Does Advice for Managing Workplace Bullying Really Work?

If you’ve ever been chewed out by your boss, or suffered through endless criticism and condescension from a colleague, you’re one of many people who …

Workplace Bullying

Exploring A New Approach to Anti-Bullying with James Gavsie

With the advent of social media and live streaming, public suicides of youth have pushed bullying and cyberbullying to the forefront, and adults are …

Parenting