Nourish to Flourish Project: Self-Care and Recognition for Social Workers
The FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children teamed up with the FSU College of Social Work and the National Association of Social Workers, Florida Chapter to launch the Nourish to Flourish Project. This project was created to provide recognition, appreciation, and support to the social work profession.
Social workers around the globe are on the frontlines with health workers, working hard to ensure the health and well-being of the people they serve as COVID-19 continues to impact individuals, families, and communities. Social workers provide hope and vision within the communities they work, all while facing the same challenges and stressors as their clients, including the recent Coronavirus pandemic. But social workers and all workers on the frontline are at risk of fatigue and exhaustion. It is a time for everyone to learn from each other and, hopefully, adopt new self-care habits.
Each of the Nourish to Flourish Project’s video verbalizes gratitude for social workers and their expertise while also addressing self-care and the importance of self-compassion. The project consists of ten videos that address social worker self-care, including learning to identify when self-care is needed and several types of self-care to engage in throughout the social work profession and community. Two videos are posted each week over the next five weeks by the FSU College of Social Work and National Association of Social Worker Florida Chapter (NASW-FL) on their online platforms.
The first video, presented by Dr. Jim Clark, dean, and professor of the FSU College of Social Work, discusses the Nourish to Flourish Project launch and its purpose. The project is a collaboration between the FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children, the FSU College of Social Work, and NASW-FL.
Video #1: Dr. Jim Clark - Introduction
Video #2: Carol Campbell Edwards - Finding Joy in the Work
Video #3: Dr. Lisa Scheble - Emotional Self-Care in Social Work
Video #4: Karen Oehme - Psychological Self-Care in Social Work
Video #5: Jane Dwyer Lee - Spiritual Self-Care in Social Work
Video #6: Susan Mankita - Professional Self-Care in Social Work
Video #7: Dr. Shalay Jackson - Personal Self-Care in Social Work
Video #8: Dr. Hugh Clark - Physical Self-Care in Social Work
Video #9: Dr. Jacquleyn McMillan - Environmental Self-Care in Social Work
Video #10: Dr. Leigh Taylor - Social and Relationship Self-Care in Social Work
Video #11: Paty Hernandez - Everyday Self-Care in Social Work
The worksheet template allows social workers to follow along during the five-week project while also creating their personal self-care plan. Other resources, like a self-care wheel discussing relevant to social isolation constructs, including information presented throughout the five weeks, will also be made available. See below for available resources: