Tag Archives: foster care

Benefits of Exercise in Parkinson’s Treatment

I am a naturally quiet observer- it comes with the title of being a clinical social worker. For the last several weeks, I have walked across the hospital campus observing a group of adults doing everything from Thai Chi, lunges, … Continue reading

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Turning 21: Am I An Adult?

As I exited the foster-care system, one thing that would have helped me is having the opportunity to take classes on living independently. I was enrolled in the state’s Independent Living Program (ILP), but it didn’t prepare me to be … Continue reading

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Host Homes Articles of a Career Journal

“We’re clearly filling a role. Let’s not make this more complicated than it needs to be.” -Kim Reinhardt of Mason County Host Rereading this article and this article, I find myself still shaking my head. EACH year thousands of youth … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Meet the New Home Ec.

Yesterday evening, sitting with a group of young adults, I asked them my usual question- what did you eat today? That spiraled into a fun conversation and one young man said, “The house (residential facility) assigned each of us a … Continue reading

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Show me the way- pages of my career journal

 “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”- Confucius I am sure a student has stumbled upon my site. Therefore, I thought I would occasionally include pages from my career journal. The following is from my … Continue reading

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