Community Voice

“Millennials as Managers: Overcoming Stereotypes and Promoting Effective Leadership” By Lauren E. Hyre

Millennials as Managers: Overcoming Stereotypes and Promoting Effective Leadership Much to the chagrin of baby boomers and Gen Xers, millennials are moving into management. And they’re doing it despite the stereotypes of selfishness, entitlement, bad work ethic and laziness. Studies have shown, including the Gallup’s How Millennials Want to Work and Live report (Gallup, 2016),... Read more »

“Coalitions: Successes and Pitfalls” by Rihan Issa

Coalitions: Successes and Pitfalls Coalitions are an incredibly powerful means of solving some of the largest issues faced by our community. Convening a group of people or organizations to address one issue from a multitude of perspectives is where the power of coalitions comes from. Before my role as the state coordinator of Campus Vote... Read more »

Interview with Rihan Issa, NSWM 1st Year Policy Fellow

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: I am a first generation Arab American from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have both a BSW and MSW and still know that there is a lot about our profession that I have yet to know and working to learn. At the start of... Read more »

An Interview with Amy Coombs, NSWM 2nd Year Policy Fellow

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: My name is Amy Coombs. I grew up in Olympia, Washington and currently reside in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah area. After working in business/marketing for several years, I obtained an MSW from the University of Southern California (COPA). During graduate school,... Read more »

An Interview with Daniel Domaguin, NSWM 2nd Year Policy Fellow

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you work? A: Good morning! My name is Daniel Domaguin. I am a second generation Ilokano immigrant, born and raised in south San Diego, CA (Kumeyaay territory), but now live in Sacramento, CA (Nisenan territory). I serve as the Behavioral Health Clinical Manager at the California... Read more »

“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 »