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.
From this week’s PostSecret. Her sister’s kids might be better of in their foster home, but what a poor standard to use as a measure. I hope these kids find a better situation than that.
- 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 […]
I’m taking a class this semester called Disability Policy and Services. In last week’s first session we saw the documentary, Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace, an expose of the dehumanizing treatment of institutionalized persons with disabilities. We were asked to write a summary response to the documentary. While the film precipitated the world’s attention to […]
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 […]
One of the regular blogs I subscribe to in my RSS feeder is PostSecret. If you haven’t heard of PostSecret yet, it’s a blog hosted by Frank Warren (who has also written numerous books), and according to his web site, PostSecret is “a community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one […]
My partner sent this to me today, knowing that it warms my social work-y heart. I think that social workers often feel that this is a no-brainer. I haven’t yet met a social worker who went into the “business” for money and financial reward. In fact, we brag about it sometimes, don’t we? Yet, the […]