Social Workers Don’t Operate in a Vacuum – Articles of a Career Journal

Real Life of an MSW

I love the Opt Ed section of the paper. I believe we all need to write at least one letter on something we’re passionate about in our lifetime. In saying that, I applaud this reader and saved this piece to share with my students and anyone who invites me for an informational interview. Many individuals view the term social worker in a negative light. When I informed individuals I was going to graduate school to become a social worker, the overall  reply was “Seriously, you’re going  to the be the welfare lady from Claudine taking away someone’s children and cut off someone’s benefits?” I repeat, this profession of mine is rarely seen in a positive light, and needs more voices like Ivy.


The article “DSHS employees rarely pay a price for failing to protect foster children” earns the prize for superficiality and scandal-mongering. Going after social workers by name?…

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