A foundational understanding of self-care and wellness activities, along with real-world practice, provides undergraduate social work students with the groundwork to maintain personal wellness when practicing as professional social workers. This Teaching Note describes a photovoice self-care assignment that was incorporated into an undergraduate social work practice course. Using guided content on the implications of reduced self-care in the social work field, with readings on self-care and wellness, students practiced and, using a photovoice approach, documented self-care efforts. Common themes of student self-care activities emerged including exercise/physical activity, friends and relationships, family, and nature. Students provided feedback that indicates growth, learning, and increased motivation to engage in self-care.
Practicing Self-Care: Integrating a Photovoice Self-Care Assignment Into a Social Work Course
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Tami Micsky, Nicole John-Danzell; Practicing Self-Care: Integrating a Photovoice Self-Care Assignment Into a Social Work Course. Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work 1 January 2021; 26 (1): 55–67. doi: https://doi.org/10.18084/1084-7188.8.131.52
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