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The Stigma of Enabling Behaviors

Written by: Maria A. Avila, LMFT, MCAP Many of us are all too familiar with the concept that came out in the 1980s that described how family members perpetuated the vicious cycle of addiction. “Enabling” behaviors offered examples of how families responded and coped with their loved one’s struggle with substance use disorders and how …

What is so “trusted” about the Trusted Provider Network?

Written by: Brittany Hunt, LCSWClinical Oversight Specialist at TPN.health As a licensed clinical social worker, the concept of trust is an important one to me. I see trust as intimately linked with respecting the dignity and worth of a person, one of the social work core values. The majority of my work has been in …

Sleep Hygiene

Written by: Kate Lufkin, DSW, LCSW-BACS Inflammation is our body’s response to a threat. Inflammation becomes problematic when our body is constantly in “fight or flight” mode when there is no actual threat present; this can lead to chronic inflammation. Some of the major things that lead to chronic inflammation are poor diet, environmental toxins/exposure …

The Case of Termination

Written by: Maria A. Avila, LMFT, MCAP I recently resigned from an organization where I had worked for almost 16 years. In order to allow the different groups of people I worked with digest and accept the news, it was decided that I should proceed in stages. After revealing the news to the leadership group I …

My Social Work Friend… Whose Needs Are You Meeting?

Written by: Cindi J. Jeffrey, LMHP, LISW Idealism in Social Work I found a paper I had written for my undergraduate social work degree. In it, I alluded to the fact that I wanted to change the world. My idealism was prolific throughout the paper; however, my vision of how I fit into the world …

Humanity’s “Last Responders”

Written by: Peter Lazar, LCSW August 14 of 2004 was just another sweltering summer day in New York City and we were approaching the third anniversary of 9/11. It was around 90 degrees; the kind of day that just a few minutes walk from the subway to work would render anyone a heap of sweat. On …