I am not real unless you believe in me. I have no voice unless you listen for it. Much like a shadow, I can be seen but I have no power to move objects or create change. Sometimes, however, seeing a shadow will make you stop, look carefully, or even change direction. It is hard […]Read More This is Social Work
“I just had a miscarriage and I know I should snap out of it and do my thing, but I’m so sad and depressed.” Crap. I need to talk to this person and do it so she doesn’t see the obviously pregnant people I am surrounded by. And here I was, complaining that my boiled […]Read More Well, Hell
Outsiders act like I am working with slime covered hardened criminals. I hear a lot of “Someone has to do it, I am glad it isn’t me” and “How do you stomach THOSE people?” The closer you are to living at or below the poverty line – the more you hate poor people in general. […]Read More Things I’ve Learned While Working Within Poverty Programs
I graduated from The University of La Verne, which used to be Lordsburg ; historically a Brethren institution. Brethren, Quaker, Amish. Simple and sweet and somewhat similar. Graduation was over a decade ago and I have lost sight of some of the tenants. Fortunately I’ve been listening to the Overdrive application on my phone and […]Read More Amish Romance Novels have Colored My Case Management
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 proud […]Read More Training Table Top Design
If we are friends : I can answer this for you. But, do you know your own strengths and weaknesses? This challenge is a combination of my case management technique and a reaction to internet memes asking me to name any accomplishment made by ——(fill in the blank , usually Hillary Clinton)—– in the last […]Read More Tell Me Why You Are Great.
#fb I needed to be less of a butt-head and learn to case managerRead More Homeless Case Manager or Jerk…
A response to “How do you fix families (that drive you nuts)”Read More Why homeless mothers seem manipulative