Community Voice Category: Community Voice

“Reaching Out…Without Being Pulled Down: Preventing Secondary Stress and Improving Your Self-Care Protocol” By Robert J. Wicks

Communication theorist Marshall McLuhan once quipped, “If the temperature of the bath rises one degree every ten minutes, how will the bather know when to scream?”  We fail to see the key dangers in being involved in standing in the darkness with others for a number of key reasons. Acute forms of secondary stress (vicarious... Read more »

“New Horizons” by NSWM Member, Frank Perez

I am, what you can call, an “old dog.” I am quickly approaching my golden years (whatever that means), and what is interesting is that being a social worker, and managing my own nonprofit, is my second career after retiring in the 1990’s working for a major automotive manufacturer.  It’s funny that my first career... Read more »

A Lesson in Cultural Humility: Observations Abroad

  The Network for Social Work Management recently held its first international training, a week long training of our human services management competencies to NGO leaders throughout China. My first morning in Beijing, a board member and I had some downtime, so we hired a guide. Our tour guide, “Sunshine” spoke English well and explained... Read more »

Community Voice: Beyond Sanctuary – The Lifeline of Minority Needs Under Organizational Trauma

This Community Voice Blog Post was written by NSWM Member D. E. Harris , M.S W We can talk about traumatized organizational systems intravenously. The best and less evasive procedure is to address traumatized organizations clinically, but with cultural sensitivity. From time to time, we shine the halogen light on ourselves, but only as practitioners... Read more »