Blog: March 2022

What it Means to be a Social Worker

Posted on: March 24, 2022 | By: Richard Stagliano , CEO, Center For Family Services
Social work has been part of my life for over forty years now. Part of what led me to the path of social work was the social unrest of the 1960’s. I found myself wanting to help advance social justice and better the lives of marginalized groups of people. My religious beliefs and family upbringing also motivated me to get involved in the field of psychology and mental health. When it comes down to it, I, like many others, was inspired to become a social worker because I wanted to make a difference, and have meaning in my life. The profession of social work is over 100 years old and has...

Handling Compassion Fatigue

Posted on: March 9, 2022 | By: Sile J. Keane, LCSW , Vice President of Behavioral Health Services
Ever feel like you have nothing left to give?  Do you come home from work and feel exhausted? Have you found that you might tend to “snap” at your co-workers or people in your personal life?  Do you find that you procrastinate on things when feeling overwhelmed or unmotivated?  These can be signs of compassion fatigue.  For those who have careers in the helping profession, this is a very common experience Compassion fatigue is the term used to describe the emotional effect of helping others and taking on the emotions of their experiences in life.  We feel their emotional pain which...
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