This past week in the New York Times Magazine I came across this article, The Hazzards of Growing Up Painlessly, about a teenager who has a genetic condition that makes her unable to feel pain. Coincidentally on the same day I read this blog post by a Korean Adoptee, Joy Lieberthal. Joy writes, “It is […]
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.
- otherwise known as the post in which I ruminate on the “other” and whether inclusion or exclusion is the answer.** We (those of us who fit in to a dominant group) like to tell people who don’t (the other) how they should live. And then we often expect gratitude from them for our generosity […]
On December 9, 2010 I will be presenting: Passages: A Lifetime Perspective on the Developmental Tasks of Adopted Persons (#2006) Presenter: Jae Ran Kim Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010 Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST) Jae Ran Kim, distinguished adoption presenter, reseacher and AHA Advisory Group member, discusses the model created by psychologists David […]
This post was published on Harlow’s Monkey blog in April 2008. In trying to figure out how to begin this post on communities of color and child protection issues, I found it difficult to know where to begin and where to end. Trying to finger the exact places and times that the child welfare system […]
This post was first written in February, 2007 on my Harlow’s Monkey blog. One of the first things that a social worker who focuses on child welfare issues soon realizes is that the practice of child welfare is fraught with several inherent value and ethical conflicts. At the core of this conflict is the question […]
* with apologies to the band (I was college undergrad when the band was popular) I thought I’d cross-post some of the blog posts I wrote on my other blog about child welfare. My other blog is focused heavily on adoption, so I wrote several posts to help articulate some of the broader contexts that […]
Many thanks to Dawn Friedman for this very nuanced article, “The Myth of the Forever Family“ in Brain, Child magazine about adoption myths and specifically, the best article I’ve read so far on the really, really difficult and complex inner-workings on a family who is considering or has considered dissolving an adoption. Dawn interviewed me and a […]