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 →

Social Work’s 12 Grand Challenges

The Grand Challenges of social work are the larger, umbrella topics of social issues that seem almost impossible to solve. For the profession of social work, this list was formulated by some of the best and well-known in the field. Follow the link provided for more information on the specifics talked about with Dr. Richard... Continue Reading →

Addiction’s Pathway From a Mourner’s Perspective

My family has a personal connection to the opioid epidemic. Shortly after my grandmother's death 10 years ago, my grandfather took a quick turn for the worse in terms of grief and coping. He continues to be in his ever non-linear stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance - though I would say acceptance... Continue Reading →

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