Wisdom of the Brain: 5 questions on neuroscience and the helping professions for Dr. Cameron J. Thomas
Question 2: What would you say are the three biggest ways in which modern neuroscience has changed our understanding of how
Social work is not nor should it be a neutral profession.
Prosecutors accuse two women of failing to protect 3-year-old Aaron Minor after his mother was flagged to Child Protective Services.
Do Black Women's Lives Matter To Social Work?: A Gender Analysis Of Racialized State-Sanctioned Police Violence
We've paid very little to no attention to the nine women that we've already lost by police violence this year or the impact it has on their families and communities.
Health care involves a great deal more than medical care. It involves safe and stable housing, access to healthy and affordable food, and tools and resources to stay connected to other people and a wider community. It involves humanity and hope.
As National Social Work Month winds down, I've been thinking about what older foster youth and those aging out of state care need from their social worker, counselor or other supportive people in their lives.
Forging Solutions Out of Challenges: Why Social Workers Are an Essential Part of Effective Home Care
The outstanding and irreplaceable support they provide -- not only to patients, but also to the nurses, therapists and home health aides that they're collaborating with -- underscores the reality that effective home care is truly team endeavor.
I found a way to assist in addressing the need for macro field placements in social work when I started The SISGI Group, an
Charity doesn't evoke change. Research shows that for lasting change to take effect people have to be invested in their own transformation. So consistent charity or free services can actually harm service users, encouraging dependance and defeating the purpose of the help intended. As role models for their clients, social workers can't afford to set such poor examples.
Respect Your Struggle believes that in life there is room for failure. You don't have to be afraid of being different. You don't always have to be strong. You are not alone in your suffering, and despite the struggles that you face, your life is deserving of its best chance.
Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, so it seems a fitting time to admit that I, too, am a foster youth survivor. I entered into the system in my early teens and aged out, and I say 'survivor' because it feels like a war.