I am so excited to be affiliated with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare for many reasons, one of which is the conference they held yesterday, “Social Media, Smart Phones and Safety: How Technology is Changing Child Welfare Practice.” I attended the first presentation by Dr. Dale Fitch but had to leave to […]
Little did I know that Tea Party activist Marilyn Davenport stole the “I can’t be racist, I have a Black friend” line almost word*for*word. Congratulations, Ms. Davenport! Her actual words: “Oh, come on! Everybody who knows me knows that I am not a racist. It was a joke. I have friends who are black. Besides, […]
I’ve been working on a literature review for my specialized exam, and I have come to a familiar spot – the point where I realize that I have to stop gathering more information and get down to business with what I’ve got. I’m the type of person who can’t quite trust that I’ve chosen the […]
Earlier this week Love Isn’t Enough featured a post titled, “It does still matter if you’re black (or white) by a blogger named Jennifer (the post was originally published at Mixed Race America.) Jennifer writes, “A friend recently told me that many white students will say that they have an African American friend but most […]
I used to work at a group home for adults with pervasive mental health disabilities, and this video totally reminded me of that time. YouTube – Behavior Analyst vs. Staff – Watch more Videos at Vodpod.
I was recently part of a discussion that focused around disabilities and social inclusion and since then I’ve had a bunch of thought rattling around in my mind about how we as social workers determine what is in someone’s “best interests.” The basis of all of these thoughts comes down to this: at what point […]