How Kids Should React to Trauma

There are many myths about trauma out in the world. There is a plethora of very inaccurate statements and general beliefs about children who have experienced traumatic incidences, and how they should or should not be behaving, as well as how their caregivers should be supporting them. It's confusing, and absolutely not helpful whatsoever to... Continue Reading →

Why People Ignore the Horrors of Reality

For a long time, my heart has hurt for black families that have had sons killed by police officers, children molested by the family friend that everyone loves and trusts, and refugees seeking asylum in the United States due to war and death in their home country. I could never understand why it seems so... Continue Reading →

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” | Life Applications

I have always been a fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events, written by Daniel Handler. The many books accompanied me after checking out of the school's library, and the never ending and tragic tale of this family left me with the desire to keep reading as I hoped for better outcomes. Presently, the Netflix series... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Effects of Child Abuse & Neglect

When working within the child welfare or family services field of social work, it is vital to understand the trauma that occurs from abuse and maltreatment, as well as resulting behaviors that stem from this horrific treatment. In my time at university, and throughout my various internships, volunteer work, and professional experience, the effects of... Continue Reading →

28 TedTalks Every Social Worker Should Watch

Below are linked a list of Ted Talks useful for those in social work or human services fields. I find them particularly refreshing, especially when they come with a diverse perspective, or a social issue I don't particularly surround myself with. I hope you find the list beneficial to your continuing education, whether that is... Continue Reading →

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