For either the LMSW or the LCSW, when I attained those credentials, I did not feel any more skilled or knowledgeable afterwards. All that I did for each was pay around $300 and pass an exam. That was it. I’m glad to be licensed of course as that has broadened my chances for better job opportunities and such, but other than that, I can’t really say it has been all that pertinent to how I do social work.
how Social Work is feeling like while COVID19 scare is still in effect
I feel like the things we social workers can encourage to a person experiencing depression/anxiety is so limited these days.
why I think policing ends up being racist in USA
I think what often gets overlooked about the problem of police brutality and racist policing in America is how these issues stem from larger ingrained societal and systemic factors. Meanwhile, I also think two things happen simultaneously that: (1) we rely on police too often for too many different things; and (2) police have too much authority and power.
Practicing “safe sleep” is not easy
I think it's easy to tell parents what to do and how they should raise their kids and whatnot. But even practicing safe sleep, which on paper is such a simple concept, I can now understand firsthand why many families feel too overwhelmed and over-burdened to do it.
Thinking of those who can’t stay and work from home…
The advice given in light of the coronovirus pandemic is to stay home and work from home, but who can really afford to do that?
We are measuring the wrong things
We are measuring the wrong things. The end result is a disservice, even far as injustice to the people we are paid to assist and support.
I quit my job about 2 months ago but I still think of them…
After quitting my job as a social worker at a supportive housing site, I still often miss and think of my former clients.
The trust we take for granted
What I have learned from doing social work is that society requires us to put trust in so many things and allow ourselves to be vulnerable, and most times, we just take it all for granted.
on Pay Equity
Unable to sleep having drank too much coffee earlier in the day, I reflect about how my workplace has pay equity.
Reflections for 2018
New year begins and I reflect about the kind of social worker I have been and want to be.
Being a U.S. social worker in a time like this
just some random thoughts and feels I had as I reflect on being a social worker in U.S. in a time like this.
working in supportive housing, and how it has felt to me so far
Having been a social worker at a supportive housing site for over 2 years, I reflect on how that's been like for me.