Hello! Are you a social worker whose family and friends don’t really understand what you do? Are you a social worker who goes to a party and gets questions like, “so, you take kids from their families?” Are you a social worker who wants to have meaningful connections with like-minded people?
This group is for MSWs, ASWs, and LCSWs who are interested in getting togther and socialize with other Social Workers who understand our unique perspective and experiences! We believe that many things contribute to our happiness including relaxing, having fun, and helping others. We also believe that being ourselves and having authentic relationships are major factors on our wellbeing.
As social workers, we are helping others all the time, whether in private practice or community mental health, and that is awesome! Sometimes however, our unique understanding of people, attitudes, and behaviors can make having those meaningful connections a bit difficult, and that can make us feel a little alienated from our friends who are not in the field.
With that in mind we will have meet ups in Long Beach area where we talk about social work topics, and also do things like wine tastings, eating good food, dancing, hiking, yoga and whatever else....), we are creating this group to meet other local professional social workers who are also looking to have more positive and meaningful connections in their lives.
We are open to socializing and having fun, but also to have peer consultation, share resources and ideas, and to talk all things social work. Special note: this group is not intended to be a therapeutic group, nor is it qualified to count towards supervised hours towards licensure.