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Blogging to De-Stress Resources

July 22, 2011

I had the pleasure of presenting at a self-care themed retreat for social workers at Hebrew Senior Life recently. I was invited to talk about blogging to de-stress. Here are some resources generated from our discussion:

Previous SW 2.0 column on social work and blogging: Social Work? There’s a Blog for That

Middle East Bloggers:

  1. Where is Raed?
  2. Salam Pax, the Baghdad Blogger
  3. Al Jazeera Blogs | Middle East

Social work sites and blogs:

  1. Fried Social Worker
  2. The New Social Worker’s Blog
  3. Social Work Career Development
  4. Social Work Blogs
  5. Social Work Tech Blog
  6. Social Jerk
Tools to Create Blogs
  1. Blogger
  2. WordPress
  3. Tumblr
Some of my favorite “mental junk food” blogs:

Tools to help keep track of resources:

  1. Instapaper – A simple tool to save web pages for reading later
  2. Yahoo! Groups, especially Clinicians Exchange (need to request membership)
  3. Mendeley – Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Blogging tools to help clients:

  1. CaringBridge.org, create free patient websites and blogs. Read the related SW 2.0 column titled CaringBridge: A Valuable Tool for Social Workers and Those With Critical Illness
Guidance on Using Technology Tools in Social Work Ethically
  1. NASW and ASWB Standards for Technology and Social Work Practice
  2. Ethical Framework for the Use of Social Media by Mental Health Professionals

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 23, 2011 12:24 am

    Thanks so much for having put together this helpful list of resources, Karen!

    I haven’t used yet the Mendeley tool yet although I’ve heard it referenced before. It sounds like a very powerful resource.

    Many thanks also for your kind mention of my blog. I’m most honored 🙂

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    • July 23, 2011 7:36 am

      Thank you for putting together such an awesome blog – looking forward to reading more posts!

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