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creativesocialworker:

The UCLA MSW diversity recruitment fair is coming up for anyone who is considering applying.  It’s a great opportunity to talk to faculty and current students to get your questions answered.  They will also give you feedback on your personal statement.  Click here to register.

creativesocialworker:

The UCLA MSW diversity recruitment fair is coming up for anyone who is considering applying.  It’s a great opportunity to talk to faculty and current students to get your questions answered.  They will also give you feedback on your personal statement.  Click here to register.

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The Evolution of Social Work: Historical Milestones

Submission from Simmons School of Social Work: Explore the history of social work through this interactive slideshow documenting some of the greatest milestones in the social services profession.

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Article Titled: Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

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persephoneholly:

ten-and-donna:

kissnecks:

THIS OKAY

You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.

Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)

persephoneholly:

ten-and-donna:

kissnecks:

THIS OKAY

You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.

Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)

(Source: beaconpress, via diaryofasocialworker)

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"An estimated 63 percent of young men between the ages of 11 and 20 who are imprisoned for homicide have killed their mothers’ batterers."

Kimberle Crenshaw, in her article Intersectionality and Identity Politics: Learning from Violence Against Women of Color. (via supreme-shieldmaiden)

when kimberle crenshaw speaks, you fucking listen. this is the incredible black woman who is responsible for creating the term intersectionality. 

(via doyouthinkimspoopy)

(Source: costumesandconversations, via socialworkgradstudents)

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Shout out to minimum wage workers have to work on labor day so folks with cushy desk jobs can have the day off.

(Source: nowsoonlater, via thenotoriousamy)

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ilovekatkerr:


Toddlers are NOT naughty or disobedient or manipulative. They are normal little people who are learning.

ilovekatkerr:

Toddlers are NOT naughty or disobedient or manipulative. They are normal little people who are learning.

(via aspiesocialworker)

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sad-cannibal-noises:

Offensive things aren’t offensive merely because they hurt feelings - they’re offensive because they contribute to the societal harm of marginalized groups. The end goal isn’t to get everyone to love each other, it’s to destroy power imbalances.

(Source: jamestiqueerius, via intersectionalfeminism101)

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creativesocialworker:

My sister just graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a PERFECT GPA!!! She majored in Psychology (with an education minor) and isn’t sure yet if she wants to get a more clinical or research grad degree next. I’ve never been more proud and can’t wait to see where she ends up! :)

creativesocialworker:

My sister just graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a PERFECT GPA!!! She majored in Psychology (with an education minor) and isn’t sure yet if she wants to get a more clinical or research grad degree next. I’ve never been more proud and can’t wait to see where she ends up! :)

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joylisamia:

First of all, my boobs look gigantic. But that’s besides the point. Tonight we had our reception dinner for my MSW program, and it was beyond beautiful. I read so many things on tumblr about horrible MSW experiences and programs, but I just want to give props to UCLA for providing me with a basis and belief in myself professionally, as well as connecting me with all of these amazing people that are soon to officially become my colleagues. It’s been a difficult two years, but I’m so thankful that I had my cohort by my side the entire journey. 💙💛🐻

I cant believe you guys are finished! (and that I have been done a year!!).  Congrats!!!  It is such an exciting time!!  

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scienceofeds:

I asked What are some characteristics of a good eating disorder clinicians? These are the answers I got received — lots of overlap but also interesting differences. What do you think?

scienceofeds:

I asked What are some characteristics of a good eating disorder clinicians? These are the answers I got received — lots of overlap but also interesting differences. What do you think?

(via therapyideasforfutureclients)

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HHS Lifts Medicare Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries

(Source: projectqueer, via connect-the-dots-backward)

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"Violent behavior, especially mass murder, is a result of biological, psychological, and sociological factors that interact in a historical and political backdrop. It is idiotic to claim that everything happened as a result of a single factor."

approachingsignificance (via scienceofeds)
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creativesocialworker:

Trauma Masks: In this activity the clients create a visual representation of their trauma and its impact in the form of a mask (click here for a simple DIY suggestion). Above are masks created by Veterans living with PTSD (read the full article here). Below are descriptions of the pictured masks (numbered left to right, top to bottom)

  1. This mask from an army medic features the quote “I have destroyed my life and myself so that others may live’
  2. This Marine depicts a ‘split sense of self’ in his mask
  3. 'The Shock of Death' shows the traumatic memory of seeing an Iraqi killed after a gunshot wound to the head
  4. 'Emotional Hostage' is the name of this mask
  5. This mask shows the soldier’s need to camouflage to try and acclimate back into society
  6. This mask dually examines the significance of death and the surviving spirit that exist once a person is killed.
  7. Fingerprints on the nose and chin represent resuscitation efforts by this commanding Marine for troops he lost.
  8. The three stitches represent the healing process the soldier feels at Walter Reed
  9. The soldier who created this mask wanted to show his trouble with opening up to his emotions