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I am a Social Worker and here are some of my random musings...

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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.

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Anonymous: Do you know of any rules, policies, or regulations for posting your client's artwork online?

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)

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(Source: upworthy.com, via we-are-star-stuff)

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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: queervulcans, 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."

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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
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creativesocialworker:

Spanish Mental Health/Social Work Glossaries

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You can only speak for yourself

realsocialskills:

You are not your child’s voice. You are not the voice of the voiceless. You are not anyone’s voice, except your own.

You can advocate for others, but you can only speak for yourself.

You can translate. You can guess. You can do lots of things. You can advocate.

But you are you. You are not your…

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socialworkgradstudents:

brigidkeely:

knitmeapony:

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

The 1979 student would have to work about 10 weeks at a part-time job (~203 hours) — basically, they could pay for tuition just by working part-time over the Summer. In contrast, the 2013 student would have to work for 35 ½ weeks (~1420 hours) — over half the year — at a full-time job to pay for the same number of credit hours. If you’ve ever attended college full-time, you know that this is basically impossible.
— It’s Impossible To Work Your Way Through College

yeah, my parents managed to attend a state school and pay for rent, groceries, tuition, books, and huge amounts of alcohol without loans or help from their parents on only 1 job each. I worked 3 jobs and took out massive amounts of loans for my state school education while also not having access to the dirt cheap rent they paid.

I worked full-time through grad school and undergrad and it paid for my rent and groceries. 
The idea that any of that money could go into tuition is hilarious to me, that would’ve required a second full-time job. It’s work —> loans —> hopefully better work —> death for this generation.

socialworkgradstudents:

brigidkeely:

knitmeapony:

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

The 1979 student would have to work about 10 weeks at a part-time job (~203 hours) — basically, they could pay for tuition just by working part-time over the Summer. In contrast, the 2013 student would have to work for 35 ½ weeks (~1420 hours) — over half the year — at a full-time job to pay for the same number of credit hours. If you’ve ever attended college full-time, you know that this is basically impossible.

It’s Impossible To Work Your Way Through College

yeah, my parents managed to attend a state school and pay for rent, groceries, tuition, books, and huge amounts of alcohol without loans or help from their parents on only 1 job each. I worked 3 jobs and took out massive amounts of loans for my state school education while also not having access to the dirt cheap rent they paid.

I worked full-time through grad school and undergrad and it paid for my rent and groceries. 

The idea that any of that money could go into tuition is hilarious to me, that would’ve required a second full-time job. It’s work —> loans —> hopefully better work —> death for this generation.

(via annekewrites)

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(Source: yourborderlinepersonality, via crisisresourcesblog)

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addictinginfo:

Perfectly said.

addictinginfo:

Perfectly said.

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