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