Myths About People with Developmental Disabilities

I've worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for about three years now, and it is a population I find vast amounts of love and joy. With this love and joy however, negativity and ignorance is possessed by many. It is with this writing that I hope to break any false ideas you have about people... 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 →

Side Hustles & Passive Incomes in the Human Services Field

It's well known that the majority of social workers do not go in the profession for the income, but for serving others. It is with this that a financial burden may find itself resting on the shoulders of a social worker. If you find yourself looking for a more money in order to be more... Continue Reading →

An Overview of the Strengths Perspective

In today's article, we'll be addressing one of the foundations of social work practice, the strengths perspective. I hope you enjoy, and perhaps even apply this approach to whatever profession you find yourself in. Side Note: References will be at the bottom. The majority of the article will come from what I've learned thus far... Continue Reading →

Is it Possible to Have a Work-Life Balance?

As social workers, it is frequently said to us that we must maintain a work-life balance, and have a separation of our work and our home in order to maintain mental health and decrease chances of burnout, overwhelm, and turnover rates. Though understandable and highly desirable, is it really plausible? The answer: Yes and No.... Continue Reading →

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