Prosecutors accuse two women of failing to protect 3-year-old Aaron Minor after his mother was flagged to Child Protective Services.
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.
For me, with a long and pretty wonderful life behind me, I have never felt that part of me has died or even missing.
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.
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.