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 →

The Delicate Balance of Profiling & Ignoring Stereotypes

In the social work profession, the practice of cultural competence is largely talked about and desired in any practicing social worker. It is so sought after, that the National Association of Social Workers has Cultural Awareness listed in the Social Workers' Ethical Responsibility to Clients section of the Code of Ethics. As it is spoken... 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 →

Getting Ahead Over Summer Break

With summer vacation brings the hopes of relaxation and rehabilitation from the previous semester and school year. As myself and many others desire, sleeping in becomes a lovely kickback, and not having deadlines is a sweet relief. For myself, I realize I may be in the nerdy minority, but the first two weeks of summer... Continue Reading →

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