In January 2019, the UB School of Social Work Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) released its free Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual, designed to help organizations and systems plan for, implement and sustain trauma-informed culture change. According to ITTIC authors, "the manual begins with a conceptual overview of the different components of a trauma-informed … Continue reading Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual
“We only have one question: Are you hungry? If the answer is yes, then we feed you.” - Matthew L. Schwartz We are thrilled to share this inspiring ten-minute TEDxBuffalo video by Mathew L. Schwartz, MBA, LMSW, about the Food Gnomes innovative project to feed people who are hungry! The project is based in Buffalo, … Continue reading If You’re Hungry, We Feed You: Food Gnomes TEDxBuffalo video – Matthew L. Schwartz
“Water the flowers, not the weeds.” Fletcher Peacock Guest Author: Daniel Lawson, LMHC, CASAC Clinical work can be incredibly difficult and fraught with multi-layered problems. It is for these reasons that supervision is a must for all of us, should we desire to develop our practice and enhance the clinical skills of our staff. Sometimes, … Continue reading 3 Ways to Transform Your Experience of Supervision
Guest author: Deb Legge, PhD, CRC, LMHC If you are holding off on your marketing efforts because you feel you haven’t found that “MAGICAL" thing that will get you noticed, here’s a secret you should know… “Magic” comes in many forms! As a mental … Continue reading 7 simple (yet powerful) ways to stand out in the crowd and get more clients!
Guest Author: Daniel Lawson, LMHC, CASAC “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” - Karl Jung Jung penned these words in 1965, and I find myself returning to them often in my work. The intention of this blog post is to provide … Continue reading Men and Trauma: 5 Dynamic, Solution-Focused Questions to Use in Therapy
Author: Lesa Fichte, LMSW, ACSW, Director of Continuing Education Given the many questions we receive, I wanted to provide clarification for New York LMSWs, LCSWs and LCSW-Rs regarding the new requirement to have approved continuing education hours to renew your license registration. (Underlined words below are hyperlinked to the applicable web pages.) Effective date: The … Continue reading A New World! Information on CEU Requirements for New York Licensed Social Workers
Guest author: Erica Zulawski, MS, LMSW Through my personal and professional experience with veterans, I have come to understand the unique needs and challenges some male and female veterans experience when readjusting to civilian life. Many veterans say that the military has forever changed them, especially if deployed to areas of combat or conflict. When … Continue reading When Veterans and Their Families Come for Help: What Service Providers Need to Know