Psychiatric First Ai

This is a Bottom Up approach caring for the emotions of the people who have been exposed to disaster or terrorism. If you feel traumatized and unsafe: don’t be the person offering care. With the client Look at the physical safety of where you are. Help them find a family member or support system Ask […]

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Social Work Lesson – needs and short comings to dealing with youth shooters

…………….thoughts about the shooting and challenges to addressing it ……………. A. Do an accurate assessment B. Have an open and working system of communication between all parties ( schools, law enforcement, therapist, etc). This does not exist, but wouldn’t Open source Intelligence Database is in the works. Homicide and Suicidality thinking are “End Game” plans. The […]

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Re-turn-ment Camps

Homeless Services Committee considering an ordinance to allow motels to convert to homeless housing with onsite services. I was not ready for this stakeholder comment: “We need returnment camps, someplace like Lancaster. You know, like internment camps but RETURNment camps for the homeless to give them a chance to return to society. We could have […]

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Advocate to End Homelessness

  We know this budget fight has been exhausting. but we still need you.National Alliance to End Homelessness 1518 K Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005 (Tel) 202.638.1526 (Fax) 202.638.4664 Securing homelessness funding from Congress has been long and complicated process this year.  With political brinkmanship running wild on Capitol Hill, it is more important […]

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Day 2, Black History Month Things to Ponder

Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.Lucy Parsons: Freedom, Equality & Solidarity – Writings & Speeches, 1878-1937 Something I have noticed is that racism is rampant among my friends who do not think beyond the surface level. It’s like what I tell my daughter to find the hairbrush […]

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Black History Month – 7 Things to Think About

Now, many of my friends are not willing to do research, they just spout FaceBook “Facts”. Ugh. Here are 7 things you might enjoy learning about on this, the first day of Black History Month. Henry Ford and Square Dancing Harriet Tubman and Susan B Anthony Peanuts and George Washington Carver – yum Inoculation was […]

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