Community Voice

“Stress Management for Social Work Managers” By Ruth C. White

Working in the human services can be very stressful. When your job is to take care of other people who are often at the lowest points in their lives, it can seem like your own health and welfare are less important. However, like they say on airplanes, you have to put the mask on yourself... Read more »

“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 »

From the desk of the CEO

I stand with DREAMers. The mission of The Network for Social Work Management is to strengthen leadership in health and human services. To me, this mission goes well beyond the individual leader. It goes to the community and to our clients. It goes to all those impacted by leadership decisions. As a leader, I often... Read more »


Join Us for Hill Day 2017 On October 2 – 3, join the National Council for Behavioral Health and The Network for Social Work Management for Hill Day 2017 in Washington, D.C. Hill Day is an opportunity for hundreds of behavioral health providers, consumers, family members, board members, administrators and community stakeholders to advocate for better... Read more »

Influencing Social Policy Announces Policy Conference 2.0

REGISTER NOW for Policy Conference 2.0,  June 1-3 at the Brown School in St. Louis. It's a time for social workers with a passion for policy to connect, share ideas, and learn from each other. Confirmed plenary speakers include Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director of the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, who will help... Read more »

This Social Work Month – MAKE MACRO MATTER!

MARCH IS SOCIAL WORK MONTH! HERE ARE MANY WAYS TO “MAKE MACRO MATTER! Friends and colleagues of our Special Commission, and fellow members of our Special Commission, we urge you to identify ways you will Make Macro Matter” back home in your school, community, and professional associations. This is a partial list of small and... Read more »

Social Work Management Week Interview With Lead Program Mentor, Dr. Nair

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself. What inspired you to go into the field of human services? A:     For me, “human service is a way of life”. “Random acts of kindness,” is the mantra around our household. My parents and elder siblings have always demonstrated kindness, compassion and generosity. My extended... Read more »

Social Work Management Week Interview with Alisa West Cahill

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: I am currently a lead organizer for the Knee Positive Ageing Initiative. I have been practicing Social Work for a bit more than 15 years.  The majority of my career has been focused on working with families and individuals living in poverty and/or... Read more »