I am a Social Worker and here are some of my random musings...
Unfortunately I dont have a helpful answer since I only looked into California schools (I went to UCLA) and don’t know much about out of state programs. California has UCLA, Berkeley, USC and the CSUs that have quality programs.
Rankings arent everything, but looking at those that would still be a good start. Whatever program you choose should definitely be accredited. I would suggest talking to students/alum of the programs you are considering to get their thoughts, because sometimes programs have awesome looking websites that make lots of claims that arent accurate. Good luck!
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.)
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.
You definitely can’t post anyone’s name or identifying information because that would break confidentiality, but beyond that I don’t believe there are any official rules (though many agencies probably have policies on this), so it’s just an ethics question. I know sometimes therapists get permission from the client if they want to post something (which is best practice if you’re going to do that, but it doesn’t always happen with anon posters). I post art activities on my other blog, and I personally do not include any of my client’s work. I either link to similar pieces I found via pinterest or just create my own version. A couple times I have done an activity with a friend’s child and posted that with permission. Those are my suggestions if you are considering posting about therapy (and let me know so I can follow if you are)
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.
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! :)
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!!
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will begin offering transition-related healthcare coverage to transgender Medicare beneficiaries.
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)
- This mask from an army medic features the quote “I have destroyed my life and myself so that others may live’
- This Marine depicts a ‘split sense of self’ in his mask
- 'The Shock of Death' shows the traumatic memory of seeing an Iraqi killed after a gunshot wound to the head
- 'Emotional Hostage' is the name of this mask
- This mask shows the soldier’s need to camouflage to try and acclimate back into society
- This mask dually examines the significance of death and the surviving spirit that exist once a person is killed.
- Fingerprints on the nose and chin represent resuscitation efforts by this commanding Marine for troops he lost.
- The three stitches represent the healing process the soldier feels at Walter Reed
- The soldier who created this mask wanted to show his trouble with opening up to his emotions
Spanish Mental Health/Social Work Glossaries
- Glossary of Mental Health Terms in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Italian
- Spanish-English Psychology and Therapy Terms
- English-Spanish Dictionary of Health Terms Ebook (and here)
- Mental Health Providers Spanish Training Glossary
- Glossary of Spanish Child Welfare Terms
- Health/Disability Spanish Terms
- Disability Advocacy Spanish Glossary
- Special Education and IEP Spanish Terminology
- Spanish Education Terms
- English-Spanish Domestic Violence Glossary
- Social Services Spanish Dictionary
- HIV Prevention Spanish-English Dictionary
- Medical Spanish Dictionary
- $18 English-Spanish Mental Health Glossary