Training Table Top Design

Sometimes trainings are enlightening. The workshop I was at today would have been great -my first year as a social worker. .tone and inflection .listening .eye contact .staying on point .building trust This is Client Interactions 101. So to keep myself quiet, I modified name rags and renamed my classmates. The instructor was very proudContinue reading “Training Table Top Design”

Motivation vs Professional Mothering

1st, give me a break:I saw this man before I had coffee. Before. Oh, and I really needed coffee. 2nd, social work is my passion, not a calling or academic exercise. I do this from my heart and gut and reserve the brain power for paperwork. Today I had ” a quitter”; one of thoseContinue reading “Motivation vs Professional Mothering”

Office Realism

Every show about workers may need a reality check. Today in the office: + discussions about who took dance as a child and practicing dance moves in the bathroom mirror +people who use the elevator railing as a ballet bar. + can someone take Marco to the Big and Tall shop for shirts +the dudeContinue reading “Office Realism”

Parenting Other Adults

Who are not my children :sometimes this is an accurate account of my day. I just gave my very best “Get it together, don’t be a hot mess, wear pants that are linger than your g-string” lecture. 10 minutes later the security guard was looking for me because my client left her keys at myContinue reading “Parenting Other Adults”

Skid Row (and Poverty) needs a Reality Show

I see staff from @authentictv Authentic Entertainment every day at the local 7 – 11 where I sing for my coffee. At the coffee bar I explained that they worked down the street from the greatest reality show just waiting to happen – the Welfare office. A bald hipster sent a smile to me aboutContinue reading “Skid Row (and Poverty) needs a Reality Show”

Questions and Answers

I started this blog in a Los Vegas hotel room where I was celebrating my birthday with my friends Bonnie and Isabel. There had been a few times when they visited my work place on Skid Row (a few times in the dark, and witnessed the underbelly of poverty). They, my mother, and almost IContinue reading “Questions and Answers”

Jobs for Youth in the Summer

  If you are 16-24 years old please contact your nearest available Youth Center for details! Agency Address Telephone ABC UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 16700 NORWALK BLVD CERRITOS, CA 90703 562-926-5566 Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc. (AADAP) 1088 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90019 323-295-0262 AYE – Antelope Valley 1420 West Avenue I Lancaster,Continue reading “Jobs for Youth in the Summer”

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