How do you handle hearing the stories from a young child and woman on being abused?
I am not a social worker, so I will defer to other social workers on CareerVillage to provide personal accounts. However, I wanted to share with you this study conducted by the National Association of Social Workers which discussed how social workers manage their own stress. Social work is a stressful career, because of the emotional challenges people face, but also because of the day-to-day lifestyle requirements of the career. Here's a link to the study: http://workforce.socialworkers.org/whatsnew/stress.pdf
To give you the short answer (paraphrased from this survey): the top three most common stress management tactics are exercise, meditation, and therapy.</body></html>