Welcome to the first episode of a special Learning Communities series focused on self-care. Produced and hosted by Ms. Angel Eason (with an assist from Dr. Mebane), this series features insights and advice on a variety of topics and success habits well-suited for the summer, when you have plenty of time to get started on the tips and tools for success before classes start in the fall.

This episode focuses on a concept called the Superwoman Schema. In sum, research in social work and public health practice revealed the phenomena of women, especially women of color, feeling obligated to take care of everyone and be successful at everything, even when they are stressed and tired. This can be especially true for students who are supporting their families and focusing on college.

Join us as Dr. Breshell Nevels, Master of Social Work Program Director, shares her take on this dynamic based on her expertise and experience. She follows up with a variety of tips for how students can take care of themselves, too. 

TIP TEASE: You may not be able to have it all…at the same time. And, you can still be successful.

[Photo Credit: Angel Eason, Dr. Breshell Nevels and Dr. Mebane. Screenshot taken by Dr. Mebane.]